On Tuesday 21st April, members of the German Australian Business Council were invited to attend a celebration of the Qantas / Emirates partnership at the Emirates office. Following a warm welcome from Volker Greiner, Vice President North and Central Europe for Emirates and Stefan Augustin from the German Australian Business Council, Johannes Falck from Emirates and Jane Duncan from Qantas gave an entertaining and enlightening update on the progress of the partnership to date, it’s positioning in the market place, achievements both external and internal and a hint of future developments. While there have been many challenges along the way, the message from both Qantas and Emirates was united and unequivocal – the partnership is helping both airlines achieve their goals and is here to stay.
There was some lively discussion and networking amongst members both before and after the presentation. Special thanks to Bob Gogan from Bob’s Fine Wines and Gogan Wine Imports for supplying the wine to enable us to toast the partnership reaching its 2nd Anniversary and to Qantas and Emirates for arranging the catering.