Qantas will axe Dubai from its route map and return to Singapore as the stopover for flights from Sydney to London.
From March 25 2018, the flagship QF1/QF2 Sydney-Dubai-London Airbus A380 assistance will at the time once again run by way of Singapore, changing one of the two daily Sydney-Singapore A330 flights.
QF1 will depart Sydney at 4.55pm to access Singapore close to 10pm, and then continue to London for a 6.50am arrival.
Also from 25 March 2018, the daily Qantas Melbourne-Singapore flight QF35/QF36 will be upgraded to an A380, while QF37/QF38 will be shifted to a daily A330 assistance.
As beforehand announced, Qantas’ existing Melbourne-Dubai-London assistance is becoming replaced by the new Boeing 787 assistance traveling Melbourne-Perth-London.
The remarkable adjustments occur as Qantas enters the next five years of its partnership with Emirates.
Though describing the very first five years of the Qantas-Emirates alliance as “a good achievement,” Qantas Team CEO Alan Joyce reported “our partnership has developed to a position exactly where Qantas no more time desires to fly its own plane by Dubai, and that usually means we can redirect some of our A380 traveling into Singapore and meet the potent demand from customers we’re viewing in Asia.”
“Improvements in plane technologies necessarily mean the Qantas community will finally element a handful of direct routes in between Australia and Europe, but this will hardly ever overtake the sheer variety of locations served by Emirates and that is why Dubai will stay an essential hub for our shoppers.”
In a statement issued to media this morning, Qantas maintained that “buyer demand from customers for flights in between Australia and Dubai will stay properly served by the 77 weekly services that Emirates operates from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.”
Qantas abandoned its prolonged-held and well known ‘Singapore stopover’ to London in April 2013 as part of the airlines’ alliance with Emirates.
The return of the Airbus A380 on to the Sydney-Singapore-London and Melbourne-Singapore routes will also see very first class marketed on the legs to and from Singapore, together with top quality economy – which is not showcased on the smaller Airbus A330s.