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Article from BTNews 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Qantas to the east

Times are changing in the airline business.  With national carriers of the Gulf Sates creaming off the traffic through the Middle East, Qantas (rather like British Airways) is looking at ways of by-passing that area.  With Qantas it is to the east. 

BA remains strong on the North Atlantic.  Qantas is boosting its traffic easterly.

From 21 January next year, Qantas will increase its Melbourne to Los Angeles service from a daily service to 10 per week and from 20 February will increase its Sydney to Santiago route from three to four per week.

Simon Hickey, CEO of Qantas International, said that Qantas is the lead carrier for Australians travelling across the Pacific, with an extensive flight schedule and premium customer experience on-board its A380 and B747 aircraft.

“The US is one of our most important markets and we will now offer our customers 45 return services per week to North and South America,” said Mr Hickey.

“As part of our strategy to build a stronger Qantas, we’ve introduced a new approach to aircraft utilisation so we can take advantage of opportunities in the market.”  See Australian smartphones in this issue.  www.qantas.com

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