Qantas is boosting the number of flights between Australia and and Hong Kong and Manila. The boost in flights comes as a result of an increase in demand from travellers on the routes.
Qantas ia planning to operate an additional four Sydney-Hong Kong services each week, on top of the current daily services available from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. These new services are planned to commence from October 26, 2015, and will be operarted by Airbus A330 aircraft.
The refurbished A330 aircraft will feature the airlines latest international product, that is currently being fitted to the A330 fleet. This includes lie-flat seats in Business and new Economy seats
The flight departs Sydney at 1.15 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with a 1.40pm departure on Tuesdays. The Hong Kong arrival times is set down to be 7.40pm (and 8.05pm on Tuesday). The return service will depart Hong Kong at 9.35 pm on each of the four days, arriving back in Sydney at 10 am the next day.
On the Sydney-Manila route, Qantas is planning to increase the number of weekly flights from from four to five per week between early December 2015 and late March 2016 to offer more capacity during the peak holiday season.
The fifth weekly Sydney-Manila service (QF19/20) will operate on Sundays from 6 December 2015 and 20 March 2016 inclusive. The schedue for this flight differs from the Qantas year-round services to Manila which operate four days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Subject to regulatory approval, Qantas will operate this fifth weekly service on a more permanent basis beyond the Northern Winter scheduling season.
The flight schedule of the additional flights is as follows:
|Flight||Dep||Arr||Days of week||Aircraft|
|QF117 SYD-HKG||1315||1940||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday||A330|
|QF118 HKG-SYD||2135||1000+1||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday||A330|