Qantas is reducing its services to Los Angeles from both Sydney and Melbourne.
From December 18, it will axe B747 flights QF017/018 on Mondays and Thursdays, before cutting a further two flights, on Wednesdays and Fridays, on January 23.
Therefore, from January 23, Qantas will fly a daily A380 service as QF011/012 between the two cities and a three-times weekly QF017/018, which will operate on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The move is part of Qantas’ joint venture agreement with fellow Oneworld carrier American Airlines, reports airlineroute.net.
Qantas will also be altering frequency on its Melbourne-Los Angeles route.
Currently, it flies between the two cities ten-times weekly, with a daily A380 service as QF093/094 and a three-times weekly B747 service as QF095/096 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
From January 27, the outbound Sunday B747 flight from Melbourne will no longer operate and neither will the Friday B747 service from LAX.
Last month, Qantas and American announced they are extending their joint business agreement with two new routes between the US and Australia (see news, June 10).