Qantas to switch Dubai services to Singapore
QANTAS IS TO REROUTE its A380 Sydney-Dubai-London service via Singapore from next year, as part of an extended partnership with Emirates (subject to regulatory approval).
From March 25, existing A380 services QF1 and QF2 will go via Singapore, replacing one of Qantas’s two daily Singapore-Sydney A330 flights. On the same day, it will upgrade its daily Singapore-Melbourne flights (QF35 and QF36) to the A380, and boost its second, thrice-weekly A330 service (QF37 and QF38) to daily.
The changes will coincide with the launch of the airline’s direct Dreamliner flights between Heathrow and Perth. These will route London-Perth-Melbourne, replacing the existing London-Dubai-Melbourne flights, meaning Qantas will no longer offer any services to Dubai on its own metal.
From 2019, Qantas will remove 30 economy seats on its A380s to make way for six extra business class and 25 premium economy seats. All 12 of its superjumbos are expected to be completed by the end of 2020. qantas.com