(Australian Associated Press)
Australian actor Hugh Jackman is the new global ambassador for Qantas.
The X-Men and Les Miserables star, who recently announced a live concert tour of his home country, will promote the airline on the international stage and work with Qantas on projects in Australia.
Jackman says he is looking forward to working with the airline to promote Australia as a tourist destination.
“It’s inspiring to see an Australian company stand up for causes that make a difference and I know its something that the Qantas team and its employees are really passionate about,” he said.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the airline was thrilled to welcome Jackman on board.
“Hugh represents everything that the world loves about Australians and he has used his enormous international success to promote Australia as well as highlight causes that are close to his heart,” Mr Joyce said in a statement.
Jackman will team up with the airline to work on community projects “creating opportunities for Australians to learn, work and to reach their potential”.
The Qantas Group operates more than 7300 flights a week and carries 47 million passengers a year.