Qantas is to increase its Airbus A380 services between
Australia and both the UK and US from early June 2009. The increase will
follow the delivery of the fourth Qantas A380 in May.
From 7 June, Qantas will operate five A380
services each week from Sydney to London. Increasing from three
per week, the new QF31 Sydney-London services will operate on
Thursdays and Sundays.
Then from 9 June, A380 flights from
Australia to Los Angeles will increase from five to six per week,
with the addition of a fourth service from Sydney. The new QF11
Sydney-Los Angeles services will operate on Tuesdays.
Executive General Manager Qantas, Mr John Borghetti, said the
Qantas A380 continued to receive exceptional feedback from
“The response from our customers has reaffirmed what
we set out to achieve with the aircraft – to create a designer
aircraft which exceeded our customers’ expectations when it comes
to comfort and functionality,” he said.
Since the launch of
A380 services in October in October 2008, Qantas has carried
around 50,000 passengers on its three-aircraft A380 fleet.
Following the arrival of aircraft four in May, Qantas expects to
take delivery of a further three A380s in 2009.
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