Qantas will fly one of its flagship Airbus A380s over Sydney Harbour this Sunday January 26 as part of the city’s Australia Day celebrations.
It won’t be quite as spectacular as last year’s March 31 twin superjumbo flyover of Qantas and Emirates A380s to mark the beginning of their alliance, but it’ll still be a moment to watch.
The Qantas A380 will buzz Sydney Harbour at 12.30pm and you can expect great viewing from all the usual vantage points.
The Flying Kangaroo will also by flying the Aussie flag in New York, Dubai and London.
In New York the Empire State Building will be lit in green and gold as part of the Spirit of Australia Party with Hugh Jackman.
London will see ex-pats descend on Australia House (home of the Australian High Commission) for the Qantas Presents Sunday in Australia House event featuring Human Nature, Barry Humphries and Dame Edna Everage.
In Dubai, Qantas and the Australian Business Council of Dubai will host a series of events across the coming weekend including a golf championship and a G’Day Big Day Out performance at Dubai Marina’s new beach club with Guy Sebastian, Jon Stevens and DJ Danny Fai Fai, while Olympic gold medallist Natalie Cook will give beach volleyball tips.
On 25 January, the G’Day Dubai Gala Evening at the Park Hyatt Dubai Creek will feature gourmet cooking stations, Aussie-themed bars and ‘unplugged’ acoustic sets from Guy Sebastian and Jon Stevens.
Australia Business Traveller