is to double the number of its direct Boeing 747-400 flights between Melbourne and London from seven to 14 each week from March 26, 2006.
The additional Qantas daily service will operate via Hong Kong, offering
Australian customers a new transit option for travel to the UK and Hong Kongers an extra direct
flight to Melbourne. British Airways will codeshare on the Qantas services to London via Hong Kong.
The Qantas flight will replace British Airways’ daily London-Singapore-Melbourne service, which will now operate London-Singapore-London.
British Airways’ area general manager Asia Pacific, Jenny Lourey,
said, “British Airways will now offer the earliest evening departure from Singapore to London,
providing easier connections with our European and domestic network, and giving customers connecting through Singapore from other Australian states greater
access to services to London.”
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