Qantas names movie star as global ambassador

The New York-based “Boy from Oz” Hugh Jackman and Australia´s national 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 a number of community based projects.

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.”

Founded in regional Queensland in 1920 — as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service — Qantas is one of Australia´s most iconic brands and has played a central role in the development of the Australian and international aviation industry. Today the Qantas Group is a diverse global aviation business, comprising Qantas Domestic, Qantas International, the Jetstar low-cost carrier group and Qantas Loyalty.