Qantas begins Airbus A380 flights to Hong Kong this weekend

By David Flynn, January 13 2012
Qantas begins Airbus A380 flights to Hong Kong this weekend

Qantas will begin flying its Airbus A380 between Sydney and Kong Kong this weekend, making it only the fourth city – after Singapore, London and Los Angeles – graced by the flagship of the Red Roo fleet.

Starting on Sunday January 15th the A380 will replace the current Boeing 747-400 on the morning QF127 service from Sydney to Hong Kong, and the companion QF128 flight from Hong Kong to Sydney for four days per week: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The remaining three days of QF127/128 will continue with the Boeing 747-400, with a Qantas spokeswoman telling Australian Business Traveller "there are no plans for a daily A380 Hong Kong service at this stage."

Sadly, nor is this HK-bound Boeing 747 one of those refitted with A380-style seats and interiors – so if you've got wiggle room in your travel schedule, those A380 days are the ones to book.

To make the most of your trip, check out our guide to the best seats on the Qantas Airbus A380 – as well as the seats to avoid – for business class and premium economy.

And if you're heading onwards from Hong Kong to London with British Airways, you'll want to choose the best BA flight for your connection – see our guide to the best BA flights from Hong Kong to London.

With 12 Airbus A380s now in the fleet, Qantas is ramping up its superjumbo services. On January 17th the Melbourne-Los Angeles flights QF93/QF94 will feature an A380 every day, as will the Melbourne-Singapore-London QF9/QF10 (currently six days per week).


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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 I do hope they go daily with  the A380

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