11 FEBRUARY 2013
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Not exactly in rude health, certainly with regard to its international operations, Qantas has announced a revamp of its Asian operation. The new route schedules start on 31 March coinciding with the opening of a new lounge at Singapore, followed by one in Hong Kong in September.
Chief Executive Officer of Qantas International, Simon Hickey, said Asia remained a key pillar of the goal to be the best for global travellers.
“Through a combination of Qantas, Jetstar and our partners we aim to provide the best travel options between Australia and Asia, all linked to one of the world’s leading frequent flyer programmes”, said Mr Hickey.
“Our first step has been to restructure existing services to Asia now that they are no longer tied to onward links to Europe. The number of dedicated seats on Qantas services to Hong Kong and Singapore is increasing significantly, because capacity previously set aside for customers going to Europe via these hubs can be freed up.
“The joint Qantas-Emirates network into Asia gives our customers a fresh set of options, including double daily services to Singapore from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The maturing Jetstar network gives travellers another set of alternatives once they land in Asia”. www.qantas.com
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