Qantas today announced it will increase Airbus A330 services on its Perth–Melbourne route from 15 October 2012.
Qantas Domestic Chief Executive Officer Lyell Strambi said the changes were a direct response to the growing demand for premium travel to Perth from both business and leisure passengers.
“Qantas will increase A330 services from 44 services per week to 68 services per week replacing flights currently operated by Boeing 767 aircraft. Services operated by internationally configured Airbus A330s will increase from 12 per week to 37 per week,” said Mr Strambi.
“Qantas’ internationally configured Airbus A330 aircraft offer our award winning Skybed seats in business class and on-demand seat back in-flight entertainment throughout the business and economy cabins.
Qantas will also reintroduce Boeing 747 services on the Sydney-Perth route from 9 July 2012. The two-class aircraft offers internationally configured business and economy cabins for those travelling on the popular East-West route.
“Using internationally configured aircraft on domestic routes provides increased comfort on the longer routes between the eastern states and Perth and helps to further cement our position as Australia’s leading full service airline.’