Qantas to boost flights to US and South America

25 Aug 2014 by Clement Huang

Qantas will upgrade its services between Melbourne and Los Angeles, and between Sydney and Santiago, from early 2015. In addition, the Flying Kangaroo will be changing its flight schedule to provide increased flexibility for passengers.

Starting on January 21, Qantas’ Melbourne–Los Angeles service will offer three additional flights – on top of the current single daily service. Meanwhile, the Sydney to Santiago service will also be boosted from three to four flights per week.

“The US is one of our most important markets and we will now offer our customers 45 return services per week to North and South America,” said Qantas International chief executive Simon Hickey.

Flight schedule changes are part of the Qantas Transformation Program announced earlier this year. The airline has introduced a new approach to aircraft utilisation to maximise flying time, and in turn drive up revenue.

The changes mean that passengers connecting to destinations across the central and eastern part of the United States will now have three options from Sydney – a morning and evening service to Los Angeles, and an afternoon service to Dallas/Fort Worth, which will soon be operated by the Airbus A380 (see here).

The full details of the flight schedule changes can be seen below.


“This new schedule also builds on 25 supplementary services to the US and South America over the Christmas holiday period. The new schedule also enhances connections for our customers right across the US,” added Hickey.

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Clement Huang

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