Aviation

Qantas updates its international network

Qantas is revamping its international network.

We also like to give our lives a bit of a revamp around this time of year by cleaning out our wardrobes and disposing of all our dead plants.

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Although, making changes to an airline might be a bit more of a big deal than our wardrobe corrections.

They’re changing things up in response to demand and to better utilise their fleet, not because fluorescent yellow isn’t really their colour anymore.

Anyway…

Enough about us.

Here are the changes:

United States

From 3 December 2018, Qantas’ last remaining Boeing 747 services operating into Los Angeles will be replaced by a combination of Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Other changes to Qantas’ services to the US:

  • From 4 December, the Tuesday Sydney-Los Angeles 747 service (QF11/12) will be replaced with an A380, providing daily A380 services to Los Angeles from both Sydney and Melbourne;
  • The seasonal twice-weekly Sydney-Los Angeles service (QF17/18) will be operated by an A380 during the December-January peak;
  • Capacity on the Sydney-Honolulu service (QF3/4) will be increased during the holiday peak, from 7 December until Easter, by more than 300 seats each week. The Airbus A330-300 aircraft that normally operates on this route will be upgauged to a 747, offering customers the additional choice of Premium Economy on the popular holiday route;
  • From 17 December ongoing, an additional Sydney-San Francisco service (QF73/74) on a 747 will be added, giving customers the choice of a daily flight between the two cities;
  • From 4 February 2019 ongoing, the Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth service (QF7/8) will be reduced to six times per week on an A380;
  • As previously announced, from 1 September 2018:
    • The 787-9 Dreamliner will operate the daily Brisbane-Los Angeles-New York City (JFK) service replacing the 747 aircraft;
    • The 787-9 Dreamliner will operate Melbourne-San Francisco four times a week.

Asia

Qantas will adjust capacity in Asia later this year to better match demand by:

  • Offering an additional A330 service between Sydney and Osaka (QF33/34) from 7 December 2018, increasing the service which began in December last year, to four times per week;
  • From 28 October, adding a Tuesday A330 service between Sydney and Manila (QF19/20), giving customers the choice of a daily flight between the two cities*;
  • From 28 October reducing its Sydney-Beijing service (QF107/108) to five times per week, removing flights on lower demand days of Tuesday and Thursday.

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