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Qantas, Virgin to operate special flights for Sydney WorldPride in 2023

Qantas and Virgin Australia have announced special flights to celebrate Sydney WorldPride in February next year.

Both airlines have long supported the LGBT+ community and Qantas is the official airline partner for the festival, which is being held in the Southern hemisphere for the first time and coincides with the famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Qantas will operate a WorldPride Flight from Los Angeles to Sydney on 22 February 2023, bringing American visitors to Australia to celebrate.

There’ll be some fun onboard, hosted by comedian Joel Creasey, including live entertainment, limited edition ‘Rainbow Roo’ Qantas pyjamas, and a special menu.

Qantas will also gift each passengers a ticket to the Opening Concert featuring Kylie Minogue.

The Qantas WorldPride Flight will go on sale today with seats bookable at starting from $1,545 USD return.

Virgin Australia meanwhile will expand the number of domestic Pride Flights it will operate next year to include Adelaide and Perth for the first time, joining Melbourne and Brisbane.

And Virgin partner United Airlines will fly the first ever Pride Flight from San Francisco to Sydney, departing on Wednesday 22 February 2023.

Entertainment on the Virgin flights will be hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under stars, Coco Jumbo, Karen From Finance, Kween Kong and Maxi Shield, along with a host of other Aussie drag performers.

Guests will be able start partying before they board with special events at local entertainment venues.

Sydney’s The Beresford hotel will host the official post-touch down party, with complimentary drinks and entertainment for guests.

For more information and to book a Virgin Pride Flight service, visit:

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