Qantas Announces Extra Flights to Shanghai and Johannesburg

Perth, 20 June 2005

Qantas today announced it would add a fourth weekly service to Shanghai from November and a fifth flight to Johannesburg from December.

Qantas Head of Sales and Marketing Rob Gurney announced the two additional international services during the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), held in Perth.

"We are pleased to announce additional flights to our existing network of international destinations and grow our international capacity," Mr Gurney said.

"The introduction of a fourth Shanghai service follows the successful launch of three weekly non-stop services from Shanghai in December 2004," he said.

"Our fourth service will operate on Saturdays from 5 November and provide almost 300 additional seats between Australia and China.

"The growing trade relationship between Australia and China has boosted demand for business travel and we are also seeing a significant increase in leisure travel in both directions."

Qantas two-class Airbus A330-300 aircraft operate flights on the Shanghai route.

Mr Gurney said Qantas would add a fifth Sydney-Johannesburg service from December.

"The additional Johannesburg flight will operate on Saturdays from 4 December, initially operating via Perth until non-stop services from Sydney begin in February 2006," he said.

"In recent years we have added a supplementary service over the Christmas school holiday period but we are pleased to announce a fifth scheduled service will continue from February."

Three-class Qantas Boeing 747-400 aircraft operate non-stop flights between Sydney and Johannesburg.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3286)