Qantas is to offer a daily A380 service on its London routes from both Sydney and Melbourne, as the carrier takes delivery of more superjumbos between now and March next year.
The Australian airline says it expects to take delivery of its seventh A380 in the final quarter of 2010, enabling it to serve its Sydney to London (via Singapore) route daily with the superjumbo.
The carrier will then receive its eighth, ninth and tenth A380s by March 2011, allowing it increase A380 services on the Melbourne-Singapore-London route from the current two times per week, to five-times weekly (upon delivery of the eighth aircraft), six times per week when the ninth A380 is delivered, and daily when it takes delivery of the tenth aircraft.
In addition Qantas will increase the number of flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles served by the A380, to four times per week with the delivery of the carrier’s ninth A380, and six-times weekly when the tenth aircraft is delivered.
Qantas says that more than 550,000 passengers have flown on its superjumbo aircraft since it entered the fleet in 2008.
For a look at the layout of the A380 aircraft operated by Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, Air France and Lufthansa, click here.
For more information visit qantas.com.au.
Report by Mark Caswell