Qantas will stop flying from Sydney to the Chinese capital of Beijing from the end of March 2020. The flying kangaroo had recommenced flights from Sydney to Beijing in March 2017 as QF107/QF108, following an 8-year hiatus from the route. But the route has been underperforming for some time. Qantas initially responded by cutting service back from daily to 5x weekly last year, … [Read more...]
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Virgin Australia will withdraw from the Melbourne-Hong Kong route, with the last flights taking off on 10 February 2020. The widely-anticipated announcement comes as Virgin Australia completes a review of its fleet and route network, following seven consecutive loss-making years. Virgin Australia's load factors to Hong Kong have been poor for some time, despite Virgin's … [Read more...]
Asiana Airlines and China Eastern will trial two new, seasonal routes to Australia over the summer. Star Alliance's Asiana Airlines will trial a weekly Melbourne-Seoul service from December 2019 until February 2020. Meanwhile, China Eastern is testing the waters on a Perth-Shanghai route, with a five-week trial beginning in January. Asiana to fly from Melbourne to … [Read more...]
Qantas will move its Airbus A380 onto the Sydney-Hong Kong route two weeks later than scheduled this summer. Qantas had planned to upgrade one of its daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights, QF127 and the return QF128, to an Airbus A380 from 4 December 2019. This was due to replace the Boeing 787-9. However, Qantas will now only use Airbus A380s on this route from 18 December. At … [Read more...]
American Airlines will add two more seasonal routes to New Zealand from next summer. In addition to non-stop Auckland-Dallas/Fort Worth flights, American will fly 3 times per week from Christchurch to Los Angeles. The new Christchurch-Los Angeles route will be the only direct service between New Zealand's South Island and the United States. In addition, American Airlines … [Read more...]