Qantas will launch a new chauffeur service as part of its partnership with Emirates.
Chauffeur Drive, which is planned to start in April 2013, will be offered to Qantas passengers travelling in first and business classes on flights greater than 12 hours long.
Passengers will be picked up and driven to the airport to meet their flight. On arrival at their destination, they will be met by another chauffeur and driven to their final destination.
Travellers connecting via a domestic flight from Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Sydney or Melbourne to a Qantas international flight will have access to the service. The offer also extends to Qantas customers travelling from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington to Australia to connect to a Qantas international flight.
Qantas’ CEO Alan Joyce said the service stemmed from the alignment of Qantas and Emirates products.
“Qantas is pleased to offer this new chauffeur service to our premium customers,” said Joyce. “We know this door-to-door service will be very well received and it’s a prime example of the kind of benefits customers can expect from the new partnership.”
The Chauffeur Drive service will be available to eligible Qantas customers travelling on flights between Australia and London, Dubai, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Santiago and Johannesburg.