Airbus confirms A350 suitability for Qantas

Airbus confirms A350 suitability for Qantas

Airbus has confirmed that it will be able to offer Qantas both A350 variants to enable its “Project Sunrise” nonstop flights between Sydney and London. Qantas is currently evaluating the A350 as well as the Boeing 777-8 to meet its distance requirement on nonstop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York. The longest flight currently operated by the A350 is Singapore Airline’s Singapore – Newark route, making use of the -900ULR on…

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KLM and Qantas sign codeshare agreement

KLM and Qantas sign codeshare agreement

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Australian carrier Qantas have signed a codeshare agreement, allowing both airlines to expand their network into each other’s markets. The agreement will see Qantas place its code on KLM’s Singapore – Amsterdam service, and in return, KLM will codeshare on flights from Singapore to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. At the same time, Qantas frequent flyer members will be able to earn points and status credits on the codeshared flights to Amsterdam, as…

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Qantas drops 747 from LAX, adjusts US route network

Qantas drops 747 from LAX, adjusts US route network

Australian flag carrier Qantas is set to remove the Boeing 747 from flights to Los Angeles from December 2018. The move sees the ageing aircraft advance one step closer to retirement, with all jumbo jets on the route to be replaced by the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From 4 December, Tuesday’s Sydney-Los Angeles Boeing 747 service (QF11/QF12) will be replaced by an Airbus A380, which will complete the roster of daily A380 services…

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Qantas swaps Dubai for Singapore on London-Sydney ‘Kangaroo route’

Qantas swaps Dubai for Singapore on London-Sydney ‘Kangaroo route’

Australian flag carrier Qantas announced Thursday that it will be switching the refuelling stop on its flagship London Heathrow to Sydney route. From March 2018, the airline will be ditching Dubai and reverting to a Singapore stopover. The move follows the previously announced shift of the Melbourne-Dubai-London Heathrow route to Melbourne-Perth-London Heathrow, meaning that after just five years of re-routing its Kangaroo service to go through Dubai, Qantas will be exiting the Middle Eastern hub…

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