Qantas announcement: Media Releases - QANTAS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK UPDATE
- Boeing 747 services operating LAX flights will be replaced by A380/B789.
- 747 to operate QF3/QF4 HNL services.
- Extra SFO services.
- DFW to go 6 per week.
- Additional KIX/MNL 330 services.
- Beijing down from 7 to 5 services per week.
Media Release Content said:Qantas is making a number of adjustments across its international network in response to demand and to better utilise its fleet.
From 3 December 2018, Qantas’ last remaining Boeing 747 services operating into Los Angeles will be replaced by a combination of Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Other changes to Qantas’ services to the US:
- From 4 December, the Tuesday Sydney-Los Angeles 747 service (QF11/12) will be replaced with an A380, providing daily A380 services to Los Angeles from both Sydney and Melbourne;
- The seasonal twice-weekly Sydney-Los Angeles service (QF17/18) will be operated by an A380 during the December-January peak;
- Capacity on the Sydney-Honolulu service (QF3/4) will be increased during the holiday peak, from 7 December until Easter, by more than 300 seats each week. The Airbus A330-300 aircraft that normally operates on this route will be upgauged to a 747, offering customers the additional choice of Premium Economy on the popular holiday route;
- From 17 December ongoing, an additional Sydney-San Francisco service (QF73/74) on a 747 will be added, giving customers the choice of a daily flight between the two cities;
- From 4 February 2019 ongoing, the Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth service (QF7/8) will be reduced to six times per week on an A380;
- As previously announced, from 1 September 2018:
- The 787-9 Dreamliner will operate the daily Brisbane-Los Angeles-New York City (JFK) service replacing the 747 aircraft;
- The 787-9 Dreamliner will operate Melbourne-San Francisco four times a week.
Qantas will adjust capacity in Asia later this year to better match demand by:
- Offering an additional A330 service between Sydney and Osaka (QF33/34) from 7 December 2018, increasing the service which began in December last year, to four times per week;
- From 28 October, adding a Tuesday A330 service between Sydney and Manila (QF19/20), giving customers the choice of a daily flight between the two cities*;
- From 28 October reducing its Sydney-Beijing service (QF107/108) to five times per week, removing flights on lower demand days of Tuesday and Thursday.