Network update for Asia flights

Network update for Asia flights

Qantas is making adjustments to two routes on its Asia network from March next year in response to customer demand, and to better utilise its fleet.

Sydney-Hong Kong service re-time
From 31 March 2019, one of our two daily Sydney-Hong Kong services will be re-timed to depart Sydney in the evening, offering customers a choice of either a morning or evening departure from Sydney.

The retimed QF117 service from Sydney will operate overnight and arrive into Hong Kong in the morning, providing more options for onward connections to other destinations in Asia with our codeshare partners, including those serviced by our new codeshare partner Cathay Pacific.

As previously announced, QF127/128 will also be operated using our Boeing 787 Dreamliner six days a week. Hong Kong is the first destination in Asia to receive the Qantas Dreamliner featuring the spacious cabin layout and our next-generation seating.

Sydney-Hong Kong schedule

Route Flight Departure Arrival Aircraft Frequency
SYD-HKG QF127 1120^ 1800 B787/A330 Daily
SYD-HKG QF117 2220^ 0500(+1) A330 Daily
HKG-SYD QF128 2000 0825(+1) B787/A330 Daily
HKG-SYD QF118 2235 1100(+1) A330 Daily

Disclaimer:^Daylight savings time. From 3 April 2019, the departure and arrival times will shift back by an hour.

Perth-Singapore service
As our customers know, we adjusted out Perth-Singapore schedule in July 2018 and moved to a daily A330-200 flight for QF71/72, in lieu of a double daily B737.

QF71/72 will continue to operate daily with an A330-200 from 31 March 2019, offering our new Business Suite and refurbished cabin interiors. Flights QF77/78 will no longer operate.

Perth-Singapore schedule

Route Flight Departure Arrival Aircraft Frequency
PER-SIN QF71 1150 1720 A330 Daily
SIN-PER QF72 1840 2350 A330 Daily

Customers holding existing bookings for travel from 31 March 2019 who are impacted by the changes will be rebooked and provided with their new flight details.

Upgauges for Hong Kong and Singapore

Qantas will also operate larger aircraft on selected flights to Singapore and Hong Kong over coming months as part of the current season’s schedule.

From now until 30 March 2019, QF71 and QF72 Perth to Singapore services will continue to be operated by the Qantas A330 rather than the Qantas 737.

It's not just a seat, it's a suite

Designed for maximum comfort and rest, Qantas' A330 Business Suite offers a new standard of luxury that redefines your customer's inflight experience. The Business Suite features the ability to recline from take-off through to landing, where customers can enjoy the comfort of a fully-flat bed to maximise rest throughout the entire flight. Customers can also choose from Neil Perry’s Rockpool designed menus using the generously sized dining and work space. Plus, they can enjoy the convenience of direct aisle access from every seat.

More comfort in Economy

Customers can experience Qantas' next-generation model of the Marc Newson designed Recaro seat. This seat is specifically designed for comfort, with a sliding base that moves with the seat back to create a more comfortable, ergonomically supportive position. With a world of entertainment on international flights, both Business and Economy customers can enjoy a diverse range of Hollywood blockbusters and TV box sets on a seat back Panasonic touchscreen for enhanced viewing experience. Domestic Business customers will enjoy the same Panasonic system, while Economy customers have an individual inflight entertainment experience through either seatback touchscreens or tablet devices.

From 1 December to 30 March 2019, QF127 and QF128 services from Sydney to Hong Kong usually operated by the Qantas A330 will be operated by the Qantas A380, including our First cabin.

First in its class

Customers can fly in Qantas' award-winning A380 First cabin, featuring Marc Newson designed suites fitted with a flatbed and accompanied by dual layer window shades and privacy screens. With an additional leather seat and large dining table for two, customers can invite a guest to join them and enjoy an inflight dining experience with Neil Perry’s Rockpool designed menu. All dishes are designed using seasonal ingredients that are sourced locally or from surrounding regions.

A suite experience

Qantas' A380 aircraft offers maximum comfort to passengers travelling in Business, with Marc Newson designed suites crafted to enhance the inflight experience. The Business Suite is fitted with the award-winning fully-flat Skybed to allow maximum rest during the flight. Customers can also enjoy Neil Perry’s Rockpool designed menu from the comfort of their spacious suite. As an added bonus, they will also enjoy the luxury of a private Business Lounge area on the upper deck featuring magazines and an LCD TV or the Skybar which is stocked with refreshments.

A new level of comfort in Economy

Qantas' award-winning Premium Economy and Economy cabins both feature Marc Newson designed Recaro seats. This next-generation seat is designed with built-in lumbar support, an adjustable headrest, a netted footrest and seat recline capabilities, crafted to maximise comfort.

This press release was sourced from Qantas Airways on 30-Nov-2018.