Qantas will be making changes to a number of flights with some permanent and one to accommodate the busy upcoming holiday season. From December 6 to February 1, Qantas will fly a new route between Perth and Auckland, which will add almost 1,000 seats a week during this busy holiday period. The twice-weekly route will be operated with an A330 aircraft equipped with skybeds.
â€śWeâ€™re able to make these changes by simply using our existing assets better,â€ť Qantas Group Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said in a press release. â€śFor instance, the new seasonal Perth to Auckland service uses an A330 that would otherwise be on the ground over the weekend.â€ť
Starting on November 4, Qantas will also upgrade the airplane used on its Sydney-Hong Kong route from a 747 to an A380.
â€śThe Qantas Group is serious about Asia and weâ€™ve already increased capacity to Hong Kong by 10 percent this year,â€ť Joyce added. â€śAs well as adding almost 5 percent more seats per week on this route, the aircraft swap will increase the amount of flying done by our flagship A380 fleet into Asia.â€ť
And using the 747 from the Sydney-Hong Kong route, Qantas will increase the frequency of its Brisbane-Los Angeles route from six times a week to daily starting on December 2.
The airline also announced it had retimed its Sydneyâ€“Christchurch service from the morning to the evening so that it would connect with more international services from Sydney and complement the existing Emirates service on this route. Â The new schedule takes effect on October 27.
For more information, visit qantas.com.au.