Qantas A380 To Serve Hong Kong, Increase Frequencies

Qantas has announced that it will operate the Airbus A380 on its Sydney – Hong Kong service from 15 January 2012, coinciding with the addition of 4 weekly flights on the route. The airline also announced that it will raise frequencies on existing A380 routes operating out of Melbourne.


Additional A380-operated Flights To Hong Kong

Operating flight QF 127 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Qantas A380 will take off from Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport at 1145 hrs, landing at Hong Kong International Airport at 1750 hrs. The double-decker jet turns around to operate flight QF 128, departing Hong Kong at 1950 hrs and arriving back in Sydney at 0815 hrs the next morning.


Qantas currently operates 2 nonstop return services with Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A330-300 aircraft between Sydney and Hong Kong, with 1-stop options via Brisbane or Melbourne available to travellers. The 4 additional flights will provide increased capacity, as well as the airline’s flagship product, on the route.


A380 Flights Ex-Melbourne To Fly Daily

Qantas has also revealed that it will increase frequencies for its Melbourne – Singapore – London (Heathrow) and Melbourne – Los Angeles routes to daily service with the Airbus A380. Flights QF 009/010 has now switched to the double-decker aircraft on all days, while flights QF 093/094 will be flown with the jet from 11 January 2012, marking the end of Boeing 747-400 service.


Configured with 450 seats in a 4-class configuration, the Airbus A380 is Qantas’ flagship aircraft. The airline currently has 10 aircraft in service and is due to receive its 11th and 12th aircraft later this year.


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