Qantas will boost its Perth-Singapore routes daily and add extra services between Sydney and Hong Kong over summer as the airline continues its Asian expansion with increased fleet utilization and a flexible schedule designed to cater to peak demand.
Launched with five services a week in June, Qantas will add an extra two flights a week on the Singapore-Perth route from December 1 to offer a daily service that will operate year round.
Qantas exited year-round Perth-Singapore service with Airbus A330 aircraft in May 2014, but resumed flights between the West Australian capital and Singapore with smaller Boeing 737-800s.
Meanwhile, Qantas said it would also offer 12 flights a week between Hong Kong and Sydney from December 11 2015 to March 23 2016, with two services a day on weekdays and one flight a day on the weekend. The increases come on top of recent announcements covering seasonal increase to Manila, Jakarta and Hong Kong.
The oneworld alliance member recently went to 11 flights a week on the Sydney-Hong Kong route just as Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce indicated when the announcement was made in September he was looking to add more flights to Hong Kong if additional take-off and landing slots could be found at the busy Chek Lap Kok Airport.