Qantas extends backing of Super Rugby’s Crusaders

Qantas has signed a two-year extension to its sponsorship of New Zealand Super Rugby team the Crusaders.

The Australian company will continue as the official airline partner of the Christchurch club through to 2015 after initially partnering with the team in March.

Crusaders chief executive Hamish Riach said: “Partnering with an established and successful company like Qantas was really significant for us, and this two year extension provides us with even more security and certainty going forward.”

Qantas currently operates more than 100 return trans-Tasman services per week.