Following its Group market update of September 25th, Qantas has announced adjustments to its global route network.
Notably, thanks to new aircraft deliveries and wet-leasing arrangments, Qantas will be able to boost its international capacity alongside sister airline Jetstar.
The Australian group says it’ll look towards a 12% point increase by the end of the 2023 calendar year as part of its continued commitment to ramping up international services.
Notably, Qantas will resume its Sydney to Shanghai service from October 29th with five flights departing per week. The Airbus A330-200 will be deployed on this service towards major Asian cities.
Meanwhile, the group will utilise Brisbane as a critical gateway for new services of Brisbane to Wellington and Brisbane to Honiara. Jetstar will launch a new Brisbane to Tokyo service too.
Currently, the Qantas Group is undergoing its most considerable fleet renewal process in group history, with new aircraft arriving every month and continued commitments to aircraft such as widebodies and narrowbodies. As such, new route opportunities become available, such as the ones aforementioned and likely more in the future.