The Boy from Oz, Hugh Jackman, and flag-carrier Qantas have announced a new partnership to promote Australia on the global stage.
The award-winning actor has signed on to become an official global ambassador for the airline and will also work with Qantas on community projects in Australia, with further detail to be announced soon.
The international superstar is one of Australia’s most successful and highly regarded performers with a career spanning 30 years from his early days in Correlli right after his graduation from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, to his recent stage and screen successes including the X-Men films, The Boy from Oz stage show, the film version of Les Misérables and the soon to be released fantasy film Pan.
Jackman said he was proud to become a Qantas Ambassador and was looking forward to teaming up with Qantas to highlight the best of Australia.
“I travel a lot and like all Aussies, I get a buzz whenever I see the familiar red tail and the kangaroo logo, no matter where I am in the world.
“Qantas is a great airline with great people and represents the very best of our wonderful country,” Jackman said.
“Qantas has always had a vital role in promoting Australia as a tourism destination and I’m looking forward to playing my part as we work together to showcase our amazing cities, landscapes and experiences in the US Asia and beyond.
Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the airline was thrilled to welcome Hugh Jackman in to the Qantas family as an ambassador.
“Hugh represents everything that the world loves about Australians and he has used his enormous international success to promote Australia as well as highlight causes that are close to his heart.
“We will build on the work both Qantas and Hugh are already doing and together we believe we have the capacity to create some truly life changing opportunities,” Joyce said.
Further details in relation to the Hugh Jackman/Qantas community initiatives will be announced in coming weeks.