The Qantas Group is making a number of network adjustments to its services between Australia and Singapore.
The key changes see Qantas returning an Airbus A380 on the Sydney-Singapore route three weeks ahead of the reinstatement of its services from Singapore to London. Qantas is also increasing its Perth to Singapore 737 services from once per day to double daily*, while Jetstar exits the Perth-Singapore route altogether and reduces its Melbourne-Singapore flying.
These changes demonstrate the strength and flexibility of the Qantas Group which allows us to adapt to market conditions and better leverage the Qantas and Jetstar fleets.
CHANGES TO THE SYDNEY-SINGAPORE ROUTE
Qantas will up-gauge its daily QF81/82 Sydney-Singapore service from an Airbus A330 service to an Airbus A380 aircraft between 4 March and 24 March 2018.
Putting an A380 on this route provides customers travelling between the two cities with a choice of four cabins, including Premium Economy and First. It also dovetails into the return of the QF1/2 through Singapore, en route to London, from 25 March 2018.
During this three week period, the daily QF5/6 Sydney-Singapore service will operate four times a week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
From 25 March 2018, QF81/82 will revert to a daily A330 operation and QF5/6 will be replaced by QF1/2, an A380 service.
CHANGES TO THE PERTH-SINGAPORE ROUTE
Qantas will increase capacity on its Perth-Singapore route to operate double daily* year-round from 8 April 2018. The services will be operated by a Boeing 737-800 and carry the flight numbers QF77/78.
The additional Qantas services come as Jetstar Asia discontinues its daily A320 Perth-Singapore service from 25 March 2018.
CHANGES TO THE MELBOURNE-SINGAPORE ROUTE
From 25 March, 2018 Jetstar will reduce its Melbourne-Singapore services from five per week to twice weekly. This flying time will be deployed on other routes, to be announced next year.
COMMENTS FROM A QANTAS GROUP SPOKESPERSON
Across our network, our strategy is focused on making sure we have the right aircraft on the right route and a schedule that reflects customer demand.
The changes also offer more schedule choice and improve connectivity between Qantas and Jetstar Asia as well as partner airlines through Singapore, a key hub city in our Asian network where we are seeing strong growth.
* With some minor adjustments during non-peak periods.