Qantas Announces additional Perth-Sydney Services

Perth, 10 June 2010

Qantas today announced an additional six weekly services on its Perth-Sydney route, to commence from July this year.

Qantas Regional General Manager Western Australia, Mr Ian Gay, said that the additional services would take the total frequency on the route from 48 to 54 return flights per week.

“These additional services will enable growth on the Perth to Sydney route and is a sign of improving passenger demand in this market,” he said.

“This improved schedule will see a greater service offering for our customers on one of our key domestic Cityflyer routes.”

The additional capacity will support customers travelling at peak business times, and the new services will include:
- An additional Perth-Sydney service operating daily from Monday to Saturday departing at 7.05am and;
- An additional Sydney-Perth service operating daily from Sunday to Friday departing at 3.10pm.

Mr Gay said the new services on the route will allow customers the option to fly from Sydney-Perth in mid-afternoon, and was a response to customer feedback.

“With the addition of the new service, customers can choose to travel to Perth on three afternoon services at either midday, 3.10pm or the early evening 4.50pm service. Our previous schedule did not accommodate a mid-afternoon departure and we are very pleased that we are able to reinstate this capacity,” he said.

The new services are part of Qantas’ ongoing commitment to Western Australia, and follow the recent commencement of Melbourne-Karratha and Sydney-Karratha services as well as significant capacity increases from Perth to the state’s mining and energy destinations.

Qantas has also invested $75 million in the redevelopment of its domestic terminal at Perth Airport, including a stand-alone security facility, additional quick-check kiosks and baggage carousels, further aerobridge capability, expanded seating and the refurbishment of the Qantas Club lounges.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (4082)