Qantas is to increase its Airbus A380 services
to both London and Los Angeles from 6 August 2009. The airline is
scheduled to take delivery of three new A380 before the end of the
“Our fourth A380 arrives at the end of July,
allowing us to increase Sydney-Singapore-London A380 services
from three to five per week, and Sydney-Los Angeles services from
three to four per week,” said Group Executive Qantas Airlines
Commercial, Mr Rob Gurney. “The arrival of our
fifth and sixth aircraft later in the year will mean further
increases in services to these key destinations.”
November Qantas will operate daily A380 services to London and Los
Angeles from Sydney and will increase Melbourne-Los Angeles
services from two to three A380 flights per week.
By the end
of 2009 Qantas is planning to operate 34 services per week between
Australia and the UK and US with its superjumbo A380 fleet.
Since Qantas launched A380 services in October 2008, the
airline had carried more than 200,000 passengers onboard the
“The Qantas A380 has received exceptional
feedback from our customers, and has reaffirmed what we set out
to achieve – the creation of a designer aircraft which exceeds
customer expectations when it comes to comfort and
functionality,” Mr Gurney said.
The Qantas A380 is configured
with 450 seats across four classes: 14 in First , 72 in Business,
32 in Premium Economy and 332 in Economy.
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