21 NOVEMBER 2011


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Article from BTNews 21 NOVEMBER 2011

Qantas to get back on track with new A380 route

With hopefully strike action finished and operations back to normal Qantas has announced it will extend its A380 network to include Hong Kong from January.

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, said that Hong Kong was a key market for Qantas and launching new product on the route was important for both the business and leisure market.

“Qantas will operate four return services per week between Sydney and Hong Kong from 15 January 2012,” Mr Joyce said.  “Our A380 fleet has continued to generate extremely positive feedback from our customers since its introduction, and we are pleased to now add another destination to our A380 network”.

Qantas will receive its 11th and 12th A380s later this year, providing the capacity required.  It will also mean A380 services between Melbourne and London (via Singapore) will increase from six flights per week to daily, and flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles will up from four flights weekly to daily.

The airline is also in the middle of a goodwill campaign in an attempt to win back business after the three-day shutdown.  Passengers directly affected by the grounding have been offered the choice of a free return domestic flight, or one between Australia and New Zealand. www.qantas.com.au

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