Qantas has announced that it will increase the number of A380 services it operates from Melbourne to Singapore, London and Los Angeles as the airline takes delivery of more of the type.
Qantas currently flies twice weekly A380 services on the Melbourne-Singapore-London route, which will rise to five times weekly after the arrival of the airline’s eighth A380, rising to daily with the delivery of the tenth aircraft which is expected in March 2011. Melbourne-Los Angeles services operated by the A380 will increase to four a week with the delivery of Qantas’s ninth A380 and to six a week after its tenth is delivered.
“The Qantas A380 first flew between Melbourne and London in January 2010, and we consider it a priority to increase the frequency of those services when the next tranche of A380s begins arriving from late this year,” said CEO Alan Joyce. “Not only will this benefit customers travelling from Melbourne to London, it will also enable a connection to A380 services for Qantas passengers flying into Singapore from Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.”
Qantas currently flies six A380s, with a seventh due in the final quarter of 2010 which it says will allow it to operate A380s daily on the Sydney-Singapore-London route. The eighth and ninth aircraft are expected to be delivered in January 2011, while the tenth aircraft will arrive before March 2011.