Member since 15 Sep 2012
Total posts 91
Now Qantas has returned to flying via Singapore to London, hopefully we will see the return of the Singapore hub with flights hubbing there from all over Australia and some continuing on to Asia and Europe
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Member since 14 Feb 2017
Total posts 77
QF linking via SIN opens up a whole new can of connections (esp via Asia) that weren't logical with the hub being in DXB!
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 167
I have a weird pet peeve that I don't like to travel in the wrong direction when I'm flying. For example, my home base is Rockhampton (ROK) and I absolutely hate having to fly down to Brisbane and then fly back up to Dubai or Japan or wherever.So my ideal (and slightly fantastical) setup would be Darwin as a sort of Australia-wide hub with ULR aircraft connecting directly to Asia and Europe and completely forgoing Dubai/Singapore hubs and get feed from all over Australia. So I could ideally fly ROK->DRW->CDG or BME->DRW->FRA.
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 270
TSV-SIN, wind the clock back 30 years, but I think we will be waiting a while,QF make too much money out of flying us all through BNE to change anything.
Member since 28 Jul 2016
Total posts 68
Well, I think QF would prefer to be routing everyone to Perth, rather than Singapore, helping them really consolidate Perth as being the new hub.
The only problem as i see it is Qantas lacks a 200-250 seater like 767s they used to use to hub in Singapore. Should use some of their 787s on order
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 445
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Member since 06 Sep 2012
Total posts 99
As far as QF is concerned, Singapore is a stop-measure hub for flights to London which they hope will soon turn non-stop from the eastern coast if they can get the right aircraft. QF cannot compete with the frequency and feeder traffic that SQ and other carriers can garner through their hubs, which is why they still have the tie-up with Emirates. Additionally with the introduction of the B787-9 aircraft, it is more likely that they will launch more flights to Europe via Perth as they will have a monopoly.
Member since 10 Aug 2015
Total posts 156
Member since 06 Feb 2014
Total posts 1
Perth to Hong Kong via Singapore (10+ years ago, Qantas operated QF 077 and QF 078 on that routing) using an A330: Perth to Singapore v.v 5 hours 10, Singapore to Hong Kong v.v 3 hours 55, plus the stopover in Singapore - it will be perfect in terms of aircraft utilisation
Member since 15 Aug 2017
Total posts 2
Member since 07 Oct 2012
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Member since 10 Apr 2012
Total posts 178
With Qantas relocating back to Singapore as a hub, which carrier will be their partner to fly to other parts of Asia? Does Jetstar have the footprint in asia to do so? I don't see premium pax liking to fly with Jetstar much if they have a choice
Member since 24 Apr 2014
Total posts 230
I would like to see Alice Springs to Broome, so hard to get to Broome from East Coast!
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