Qantas to increase frequency of Asian services

6 Nov 2015 by Clement Huang

Qantas will soon offer more options to customers travelling to Asia, with increased frequency between Perth and Singapore, as well as Sydney and Hong Kong.

The Flying Kangaroo will add a Tuesday and Thursday service between Perth and Singapore from December 1, 2015, making it a daily operation. The new flights to be served by a B737-800. 

Meanwhile, the airline will also operate a second daily service on Fridays between Sydney and Hong Kong. The added frequency will be a seasonal upgrade, running from December 11 to March 23 next year. Overall weekly services will increase to 12 flights per week, with double daily frequencies on Mondays to Fridays.

A combination of refurbished B747 and A330 aircraft will operate this route, but Qantas will upgrade this to an A380 on selected services during the busy Christmas and Lunar New Year travel periods.

Qantas International chief executive Gareth Evans said the airline was taking the opportunity to respond to significant demand on routes that are performing strongly through increased aircraft utilisation. 

 “We’re seeing Australian companies continue to expand their business in Asia, while the lower dollar is making Australia an even more attractive place to visit,” said Evans.

“It’s about being agile to adjust to changes in the market where it’s needed - and we’re able to do that by maximising the utilisation of our large, varied fleet. Because this growth is coming from increased fleet utilisation, it is a very cost efficient way to meet that rising demand.

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Clement Huang


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