Qantas to Increase A380 Services from Los Angeles and London to Sydney
Los Angeles - June 17, 2009
Qantas announced today it would increase its A380 services between Los Angeles and Sydney and London and Sydney (via Singapore) from August 6, 2009.
Qantas Airways Senior Executive Vice President, The Americas and Pacific, Wally R. Mariani, A.M., said the airline would take delivery of three new aircraft before the end of the year.
"Our fourth A380 arrives at the end of July, allowing us to increase Los Angeles-Sydney services from three to four per week and Sydney-Singapore-London A380 services from three to five per week," Mr. Mariani said.
"The arrival of our fifth and sixth aircraft later in the year will mean further increases in services to these key destinations.
"By November, Qantas will operate daily A380 services between Los Angeles and Sydney and will increase Los Angeles to Melbourne services from two to three A380 flights per week.
"By the end of 2009, Qantas will operate 34 services per week between the U.S. and Australia and the UK and Australia with its A380 fleet." Mr. Mariani said that since Qantas launched A380 services in October 2008, the airline had carried more than 200,000 passengers onboard the flagship aircraft.
"The Qantas A380 has received exceptional feedback from our customers, and has reaffirmed what we set out to achieve - the creation of a designer aircraft which exceeds customer expectations when it comes to comfort and functionality. We are pleased to be the only airline flying the A380 in the U.S. and to Australia," Mr. Mariani said.
The Qantas A380 is configured with 450 seats across four classes:
- First class - 14 luxurious and spacious suites;
- Business class - 72 new fully-flat Skybed sleeper seats;
- Premium Economy class - 32 extra wide seats with greater recline and legroom; and
- Economy class - 332 state-of-the-art seats styled by Marc Newson and manufactured by Recaro.
About Qantas Airways
The Qantas A380 features aircraft interiors designed by internationally renowned industrial designer and Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson. Providing more than 40 flights per week from the U.S., Qantas offers more than 30 non-stop flights from Los Angeles (to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland), five from San Francisco, a daily direct service from JFK and three from Honolulu. A leader in in-flight entertainment, all Qantas mainland departures feature on demand video and audio selections for movies, TV programs, radio and games in all classes.
For more information about Qantas, visit qantas.com.
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