QANTAS NEWS ROUNDUP

Australia’s Flag Carrier has been extremely busy over the past month with a wave of important and exciting announcements.

We’ve rounded up these announcements up to keep you up to date and in the loop.

Posted On September 4, 2017 Posted By Isabella Medalle

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QANTAS AXES DUBAI IN FAVOUR OF SYDNEY-SINGAPORE-LONDON ROUTE

From March 25 2018, Qantas will operate its Sydney to London route via Singapore rather than Dubai. QF1 will leave Sydney at 3:55pm for a 10:25pm arrival into Singapore and then continue onto London for a 6:50am arrival. This change will meet Qantas' growing need for services in Asia. Qantas passengers will still be able to fly to Dubai on Emirates as per Qantas' partnership with the Gulf carrier.

QANTAS EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH EMIRATES

Qantas have announced that they will be extending its partnership with Emirates for another five years. The extended partnership will provide travellers with a wide network of destinations and the latest in aircraft technology from both carriers.

QANTAS PLANS NON-STOP SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE TO LONDON, NEW YORK, PARIS AND RIO BY 2022

Qantas have announced plans to begin non-stop flights from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney to London, New York, Paris and Rio by the year 2022. Qantas want start work on the routes (depending on Airbus or Boeing's capability to create ultra-long haul aircraft) with the aim of reducing travel time and providing travellers with longer periods of uninterrupted sleep during long haul journeys.

QANTAS TO UPGRADE ITS DOMESTIC QANTAS CLUB AND BUSINESS LOUNGE AT MELBOURNE AIRPORT

Qantas' domestic Business Lounge and Qantas Club at Melbourne Airport will undergo an upgrade over the next 12 months. The lounges will remain open during the refurbishment and once completed, will allow more seating for passengers at both lounges.

QANTAS TO REFURBISH A380s

Qantas have announced plans to refurbish their A380 fleet as of 2019. The refurb will see the aircraft fitted with the latest Qantas Business Suites as well as larger Premium Economy Cabins. Its First and Economy cabins will also undergo changes and more space will be created on the A380's upper deck those travelling in First and Business.

QANTAS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH HOYTS

Qantas have announced a new partnership with Hoyts that will see Frequent Flyers earning points with Hoyts. Frequent Flyer moviegoers just need to scan their membership card to redeem points. Silver Members can earn two points for every $1 spent and Bronze Members can earn one points for every $2 spent.

QANTAS CLUB MEMBERSHIP PRICE INCREASE

Qantas have now increased the prices of their Qantas Club membership. Individuals will now pay $399; One-year memberships will now cost $540; Two-year memberships $980 and Four-year memberships $1,850.

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