Qantas is ramping up its flights from Sydney to both Hong Kong and Manila, with Sydney-Hong Kong increasing by four flights per week on an ongoing basis – all of which will feature Qantas’ Business Suites aboard its Airbus A330 aircraft.
It’s also the first time that Qantas will offer the A330 Business Suite (below) between Sydney and Hong Kong: a route traditionally served by its Boeing 747 aircraft throughout the year and the larger Airbus A380 during peak periods.
Taking flight from October 26 2015, QF117 is wheels-up in Sydney at 1:15pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for a 7:40pm arrival in Hong Kong, and departs at 1:40pm on Tuesdays ahead of an 8:05pm touchdown.
On the return, QF118 pushes back at 9:35pm on Monday through Thursday, arriving at the gate in Sydney at 10am the following morning.
That extra overnight leg from Hong Kong to Sydney will provide an alternative to the earlier flight of Qantas' daily Boeing 747 service, which remains on the roster as QF127/128.
Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans says the new flights are geared towards providing a double-daily service "on peak days of the week for business travel and we’ll look at expanding beyond that if the opportunity is available."
More for Manila, too
The Red Roo’s Sydney-Manila flights (QF19/20) will also increase from four- to five-times-weekly between early December 2015 and late March 2016.
“We’re pleased to add to the seasonal services we’re set to operate to Asia later this year, with the fifth weekly Manila flight again representing the dynamic nature of our network, which has the flexibility to offer our customers more flights during peak seasons,” Evans said.
Qantas’ new Hong Kong flights go on sale today with promotional launch fares for $688 in economy available until 11:59pm on Friday 11 September, while the extra Manila services can be booked from next week.
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