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Qantas Celebrates Staff and The 787 Dreamliner in Newly Launched Campaign via The Monkeys

Campaign part of an ongoing series, profiling the stories of real Qantas people who are involved in the preparation and delivery of Qantas' Dreamliner; a pilot, an engineer, and cabin crew

Qantas Celebrates Staff and The 787 Dreamliner in Newly Launched Campaign via The Monkeys

Qantas has unveiled its latest marketing campaign via The Monkeys, celebrating its people and their efforts to bring the world closer using the newest addition to the national carrier's fleet, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Qantas chief customer officer Olivia Wirth said the campaign celebrates the dawn of a new era led by the Dreamliner and the dedication of its people.

Says Wirth: "Customers have more options than ever when it comes to travel, but it's our people's dedication and passion for what they do, combined with our desire to innovate, that makes travellers want to fly Qantas.

"This aircraft opens up new routes around the globe which were previously unreachable, such as our nonstop Perth to London service. While the Dreamliner will bring the world closer, we're keeping safety, service, and a refined sense of comfort at the forefront of everything we do.

"It was important to feature real Qantas people as they offer an authentic passion and excitement for the arrival of the 787 Dreamliner. The look on their faces when they see the Dreamliner for the first time says it all."

The campaign profiles a pilot whose curiosity for flying began while his mother worked at the airline in the 1970's; an engineer's early passion for mechanics and aviation started on a farm; and a flight attendant who immigrated to Australia at a young age and is passionate about making people feel comfortable and at home.

Says Ben Sampson, creative director, The Monkeys: "Being able to show the human side of something as technologically advanced as the new Qantas Dreamliner was a nice creative opportunity, and suited the Qantas brand perfectly.

"They have such spirited people and that was clear when we discovered the stories from three of their staff, and experienced their excitement at being part of the Dreamliner program."

The campaign will be launched on Sunday 22 October and feature on TV, outdoor, digital and social media channels. Filming took place in regional Queensland, Melbourne, Sydney and the Boeing facility in Seattle, Washington.

Qantas' first Dreamliner will arrive in Sydney on 20 October and will operate on selected domestic flights before beginning services between Melbourne and Los Angeles from 15 December. Perth to London direct flights take off in March next year.

Creative Agency

Strategic Planner: Henry Bilston

Senior Integrated Production Business Manager : Sally Lankshear

Senior Digital Designer: Kit Peebles

Senior Content Manager: Demi Nielson

Senior Content Director: Samantha Heckendorf

Photographer: Paul Blackmore, Red Door Productions

Managing Partner: Matt Michael

Head of Production: Thea Carone

Head of Planning: Michael Hogg

Group Content Director: Humphrey Taylor

Digital Art Director: Eva Godney

Creative Directors: Ben Sampson

Creative Agency: The Monkeys

Copywriters: Chelsea Parks & Hugh Gurney

Chief Creative Officer: Justin Drape

Media Agency

Partnership Trader: Anastasia Nicholas

Group Business Director: Dorothee Gomez

Client Manager: Christian Bendelack

Account Director: Caroline Fiechter

Music and Sound

Music Agency: Song Zu

Audio Post Production: Song Zu

Offline

Online Editor: White Chocolate

Editor: Lucas Baynes

Post Production / VFX

Retouching: Cream Studios

Grade: White Chocolate

Production Company

Production Company: Collider

Producer: Annie Schutt

Executive Producer: Rachael Ford-Davies

Editorial & Online: White Chocolate

DOP: Kieran Fowler

Director: Rob Stanton-Cook