Name the Spirit of Vegemite

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - ROBYN IRONSIDE

HARD as it is to imag­ine a sleek new Dream­liner bear­ing the name “Vegemite”, this is on the cards as Qan­tas em­barks on a cam­paign to find suit­ably Aus­tralian ti­tles for its fleet of 787-9s.

With the first Dream­liner due to be de­liv­ered later this year, Qan­tas CEO Alan Joyce has de­cided to name the eight new air­craft af­ter Aussie icons.

Depend­ing on how the Aus­tralian pub­lic vote in a nam­ing com­pe­ti­tion launched by Qan­tas to­day, trav­ellers could find them­selves in the Spirit of FJ Holden or the Fly­ing Merino.

Other sug­ges­tions put for­ward are Hills Hoist, Uluru, Syd­ney Har­bour Bridge, Kakadu, Great Bar­rier Reef, lam­ing­ton and Don Brad­man — as well as Vegemite.

Mr Joyce said they were keen for broader in­put from Aus­tralians to help choose names that would “re­flect the im­por­tance of the Dream­liner to the na­tional car­rier”.

“They can be peo­ple, places or things, so long as they re­flect the true spirit of Aus­tralia,” Mr Joyce said. EN­TRIES WILL CLOSE ON MAY 26, AF­TER WHICH A SHORT­LIST OF 24 WILL BE RE­LEASED FOR PUB­LIC VOT­ING. DE­TAILS: QAN­TAS. COM/ NAMEOURDREAMLINERS.

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