Qantas route cuts: Apart from the PER-SIN service that has already been announced, does anyone have any information on which other "unprofitable" routes will be discontinued?

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Ryan K

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Qantas route cuts: Apart from the PER-SIN service that has already been announced, does anyone have any information on which other "unprofitable" routes will be discontinued?

josephjohn8484

Member since 17 Jan 2013

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i never quite understood why the syd-jnb flies straight past the city with the greatest concentration of south african expats (perth).  surely (i could be corrected due to ETOPS) an a330 per-jnb is a better idea than syd-jnb - flying straight past mel/adl/per to fill the plane up, that, by all accounts, isnt nearly full.

 

hutch

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The 747 from SYD flies south over MEL... it goes nowhere near Perth.

MartinS

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SYD>PER>JNB is only 350 extra miles. With the end of the arrangements with SAA, I wouldn't be surprised to see the flights on some days operate via Perth.
If there was a switch to the A330 I think flying via Perth would hardly add anything to the distance, as ETOPS restrictions would rule out the southerly route taken by the 747. With 330 minutes ETOPS, the 777 would be a more suitable aircraft for Jo'burg, but Qantas' decision not to order what has proved to be the long-haul workhorse of choice for most major airlines is a whole other issue.

watson374

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4x weekly nonstop, 3x weekly via PER?

hutch

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Wasn't one of the reasons VA struggled with JNB was that the 777 had to take the inefficient route between MEL>JNB rather than flying south like the 747? Wouldn't the A330 have to do something similar?

I would think SYD>JNB will struggle to maintain a daily schedule post SAA codeshare. Perhaps, 3 x wk PER service may make sense... but considering QF's apparent belief that there is no money in PER, I seriously doubt it will happen.

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