Qantas’ busy summer ahead: new routes and the return of another A380

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As the Southern Hemisphere officially enters the summer season, Australian flag carrier Qantas provided an industry update which included new routes, additional services, and the return of another Airbus A380 back into its fleet.

Qantas will launch 3 new routes in December 2022, namely:

Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) on December 1, 2022 – three weekly return flights using the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet

Melbourne International Airport (MEL) to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), three weekly return flights starting December 3, 2022 with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) to Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN) launching on December 10, 2022, 4x weekly using the Airbus A330.

Jetstar, a subsidiary of Qantas, will start direct flights between Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) and Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) starting June 2023.

And to further gear up for a busy travel season ahead, Qantas is also welcoming the return of its 6th Airbus A380 aircraft, which will return to service from mid-December 2022. Four more Qantas A380s are currently left in storage. 

The airline celebrates the 75th anniversary of its so-called Kangaroo Route, SYD airport to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) today, December 2, 2022.


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