Qantas today announced it would utilise American Airlines` new immigration facilities within Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport.
Executive General Manager Sales and Marketing John Borghetti said this would provide a faster immigration and passenger clearance process for customers disembarking in Los Angeles and an easier transfer for those taking American Airlines codeshare flights to other US destinations.
“The move into Terminal 4 is part of a continued strengthening of the relationship between Qantas and its oneworld? partner American Airlines,” Mr Borghetti said.
Phase One of the improvements will commence from October 7 with:
- arriving Qantas passengers utilising immigration facilities within Terminal 4 before they exit the airport;
- introduction of Premium Liaison Service for First Class passengers and Platinum Frequent Flyers.
During Phase One, Tom Bradley International Terminal will continue to be used for Qantas departures.
“Once the program of improvements is complete in September 2003, additional Qantas services will arrive and depart from Terminal 4 and customers will have access to a new Admirals Club lounge and Flagship lounge being developed in Terminal 4 by Qantas and American Airlines,” Mr Borghetti said.
Qantas operates 28 services each week between Australia and New Zealand and Los Angeles and is the only carrier on the route to offer customers the luxury of sleeper beds in First Class.
Qantas offers codeshare services in North America with partners American Airlines and Alaska Airlines to 20 destinations including New York, Newark, Boston, Dallas Fort Worth, Denver, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, San Diego, Oakland, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, Honolulu, Seattle, Portland, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.