Qantas to Increase A380 Services to UK and US

Sydney, 16 February 2009

Qantas announced today it would increase A380 services between Australia and both the UK and US from early June 2009.

The increase will follow the delivery of the fourth Qantas A380 in May.

* From 7 June, Qantas will operate five A380 services each week from Sydney to London. Increasing from three per week, the new QF31 Sydney-London services will operate on Thursdays and Sundays.
* From 9 June, A380 flights from Australia to Los Angeles will increase from five to six per week, with the addition of a fourth service from Sydney. The new QF11 Sydney-Los Angeles services will operate on Tuesdays.

Executive General Manager Qantas, Mr John Borghetti, said the Qantas A380 continued to receive exceptional feedback from customers.

"The response from our customers has reaffirmed what we set out to achieve with the aircraft - to create a designer aircraft which exceeded our customers' expectations when it comes to comfort and functionality," he said.

Since the launch of A380 services October 2008, Qantas has carried around 50,000 passengers on its three-aircraft A380 fleet.

Following the arrival of aircraft four in May, Qantas expects to take delivery of a further three A380s in 2009.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3884)