This week in Australia has seen a flurry of announcements from various airlines to commence or increase air services to serveral Australian cities.
A quick summary of the announcements are
- Qantas have announced increasing the capacity on the Sydney-Dallas route and the Melbourne-Perth route. From 1 July Qantas will add an extra Sydney Dallas flight making it a daily service. From October 15 Airbus A330s will replace Boeing 767-300s on 24 services a week between Perth and Melbourne.
- Hawaiian Airlines will commence 3 times a week service between Brisbane and Hawaii from November 27 2012. This will add an extra 40 000 seats a year in to and out off Brisbane airport.
- Qatar Airways will commence a three times a week service between Perth and Doha using Boeing 777 aircraft from July 3 2012. The route will become a daily service from December 1st 2012. This is in addition to the current daily service to Melbourne.
- Singapore Airlines have announced plans to increase the number of weekly services to Australia from 102 to 112 a week. Whilst most of the expansion will focus on Brisbane and Perth, Adelaide will also receive an increase in services from 7 a week to 10 a week.
http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/newsroom-1144/am/en for Qantas media release.
http://investor.hawaiianairlines.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=82818&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1706660&highlight= for Hawaiian Airlines media release.
http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/press-release.page?pr_id=pressrelease_pressrelease_20120125 for Qatar Airways media release.
http://m.smh.com.au/business/singapore-airlines-to-up-flights-20120625-20yjj.html for information on Singapore Airlines expansion plans.
http://australianaviation.com.au/2012/06/qantas-adds-to-dallas-and-perth-routes/ for further information on Qantas expansion plans.