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Qantas to Increase Western Australian Services

Perth, 20 November 2008

Qantas announced today it would increase capacity between Perth and the Western Australian regional destinations of Broome and Karratha and introduce B737-800 services between Perth and Port Hedland from February 2009.

Qantas Regional General Manager Western Australia, Mr Ian Gay, said the additional services and capacity increases were part of the airline's ongoing strategy to grow capacity in Western Australia for the resource sector and tourism industry.

The capacity increases are:

* three weekly Perth-Karratha return services will be upgraded to B737 aircraft and two weekly Perth-Karratha return services will be upgraded to B717 aircraft, commencing 27 February 2009;

*11 weekly Perth-Port Hedland return services will be upgraded to B737 aircraft and;

*13 weekly Perth-Port Hedland return service will be operated by B717 aircraft, providing a total weekly frequency of 24 return services on the route.

Mr Gay said that Qantas will add an additional weekly Perth-Broome return service, operating from Perth at 7am on Thursdays, adding 230 seats per week and commencing 26 February 2009. In addition, the airline has brought forward the introduction of an additional Perth-Paraburdoo return
service on Fridays, which was planned for 27 February 2009, but commenced 7 November 2008.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3855)
Email: qantasmedia@qantas.com.au