To help promote Australia on the global stage, Australia's national carrier Qantas has announced a new partnership with Hollywood A-lister Hugh Jackman.
The Boy From Oz has signed on to become the official ambassador next to John Travolta for the airline and will also work with Qantas on future Australian community projects.
Jackman graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and has enjoyed a long star-studded stage and screen career spanning 30 years and is regarded as one of Australia's most successful performers. Recent film hits include the X-Men franchise and the film version of Les Miserables. Stage performances include the long-running Broadway musical The Boy From Oz 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 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 U.S.A., Asia and beyond.
“What I also love about Qantas is the role it plays in the community. It’s inspiring to see an Australian company stand up for causes that make a difference and I know it’s something that the Qantas team and its employees are really passionate about.
“The Qantas projects I will be getting involved with will create opportunities for Australians to learn, to work and to reach their potential. I will also be working directly with Qantas employees to build on the fantastic community work they already do and I can’t wait to get started later this year.”
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the airline was thrilled to welcome Hugh Jackman in to the Qantas family as an ambassador.