Responding to passenger demand, Qantas has announced it will increase services between Perth and Melbourne as well as Sydney to Dallas/Fort Worth.
Commencing 15 October this year, the airline will replace flights currently operated by the Boeing 767 aircraft to the A330 - adding 24 extra A330 services between Perth and Melbourne, from 44 to 68 per week.
The carrier will also reintroduce the Boeing 747 on services between Sydney and Perth from 9 July.
The carriers domestic chief executive Lyell Strambi said the extra service would meet increasing demand for premium travel for business and leisure travellers flying to Perth.
Meanwhile commencing 1 July the airline is hoping to tap into the growing US visitor market with extra flights between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Launching services to the region with four flights per week, the airline added two extra services in January this year and will move to daily next month.
Qantas executive manager Stephen Thompson said extra services were in response to a successful first year of operation on the route and will help build a stronger international business.
As a perfectly located hub airport less than four hours from every major US city, DFW offers excellent connections to Australia for American visitors, Mr Thompson said.
With additional capacity on the route we look forward to bringing even more US visitors to Australia and onward throughout Qantas unmatched Australian domestic network.
In other Qantas news, last week the Australian flag carrier launched its new aircraft maintenance system that will see planes inspected on demand.
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Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J