Today Qantas commenced A380 Services to
Singapore and Heathrow, QF31 is Qantas’s second Airbus A380 route after
introducing its first A380 aircraft on an alternating route between Melbourne
Los Angeles and Sydney Los Angeles.
The full Qantas press release is below:
Qantas will extend its A380 network to
Singapore and the United Kingdom later today, with its inaugural A380 service
between Sydney and London.
Executive General Manager, Mr John
Borghetti, said the airline would initially operate three A380 services each
week on the Kangaroo Route.
operated our first A380 service between Melbourne and Los Angeles in October
last year, this aircraft has generated extremely positive feedback from our
Mr Borghetti said.
delivered on our vision, realised by Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson, of
offering customers a new, stylish long haul travel experience, more space and
“It has also
met our expectations in terms of aircraft performance.
the delivery of a third aircraft at the end of December, we are now ready to
introduce the Qantas A380 to the Singapore and UK markets.”
QF31 will operate from Sydney to London via
Singapore on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with the return QF32 operating on
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, also via Singapore.
The Qantas A380 is configured with 450 seats
across four classes:
- First class – 14 luxurious and spacious
- Business class – 72 new fully-flat Skybed
- Premium Economy class – 32 extra wide seats
with greater recline and legroom; and
- Economy class – 332 state-of-the-art seats
styled by Marc Newson and manufactured by Recaro.
Mr Borghetti said Qantas would take delivery
of a further four A380s in 2009, with the next aircraft due in May.
Qantas operates 28 return services per week between Australia and the