Qantas has announced a significant expansion to its international network as it looks to add more flights to destinations around the globe.
The significant expansion will reflect Qantas’ ambition to meet travel demand and allow Australians more travel options.
The company says they’ll need 300 more pilots and cabin crew and has already looked towards Oneworld partner Finnair to add two additional Airbus A330S to meet the demand. Interestingly, this comes off the back of an existing QF A330 headed for freighter conversion, a decision questioned by most following the need for capacity.
Qantas has been the most on-time major domestic airline for the past eight months in a row and that improved performance means we can release some of the aircraft we’ve had in reserve. That reflects more parts of the aviation supply chain returning to normal and it’s a huge credit to the hard work of our people across the Group.Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce
Qantas has continued returning its Airbus A380s to more routes, which only continue as they meet additional capacity. Meanwhile, more 787s will also arrive this Australian winter and be deployed on the network.
The following changes will be made following 29th October, 2023.
Melbourne to Los Angeles
Flights to increase from daily to nine per week, increasing capacity by around 60 per cent with more A380 flying.
Sydney to New York via Auckland
Flights to increase from three to four per week.
Australia to Tokyo
Flights to double, increasing from 14 to 28 per week, offering the choice of four daily flights to Japan from 26 November.
· Sydney –Tokyo to increase from daily to double daily.
· Melbourne – Tokyo to increase from four per week to daily.
· Brisbane – Tokyo to increase from three per week to daily.
Services from Melbourne and Brisbane will move to Narita Airport.
Sydney To Shanghai
Flights to commence for the first time in more than three years with daily A330 flights.
Sydney To Hong Kong
Capacity boosted by more than 50 per cent over the peak Australian summer season, with daily flights to be operated by a mix of A380 and A330 aircraft.
Melbourne To Hong Kong
Flights to increase from four per week to daily.
Melbourne To Singapore
Flights to increase from 10 to 14 per week from 31 March 2024.
Sydney To Singapore
Flights to increase from 14 to 15 per week from 31 March 2024.
Melbourne To Delhi
lights to increase from three to six per week over the peak Australian summer season.
Brisbane To Wellington
New route to operate daily with E190 aircraft.
Brisbane To Honiara, Solomon Islands
New route to operate three days per week with E190 aircraft.
Sydney To Christchurch
Flights to increase from 11 to 14 per week.
Sydney to Queenstown
Flights to increase by up to one per week, with up to 14 flights over the peak Australian summer season.
A complete view of the changes at Qantas