Qantas today announced the commenceme3nt of
daily flights from Sydney to Johannesburg South Africa. The daily service will
be operated on a four class (First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and
Economy Class) Boeing 747-400. South African Airlines will code share on this
The full media release from Qantas can be read
QANTAS COMMENCES DAILY SCHEDULE TO SOUTH
SYDNEY, 21 September 2010: Qantas today commenced its daily schedule to
South Africa as it introduced its seventh weekly service between Sydney and
Johannesburg on Tuesdays.
Qantas Chief Executive
Officer, Mr Alan Joyce,
said that the commencement of the
additional service provides Qantas customers with greater flexibility for
travel between Australia and South Africa.
“South Africa is a key market
for Qantas, particularly with our business travellers, and we are pleased that
we can now offer customers a daily service between Sydney and Johannesburg,” Mr Joyce said.
“The new service will also be
operated by a four class Boeing 747-400, adding an additional 350
seats per week to the route. The
daily schedule will now complement Qantas’ daily codeshare services between
Perth and Johannesburg with South African Airways, who will also codeshare on
Qantas’ daily Sydney-Johannesburg services.
Qantas continues to be the only carrier to operate non-stop services
between Sydney and Johannesburg.
The new service will also deliver much needed additional freight
opportunities for exporters throughout Australia and Asia on what is
traditionally a sector limited by weight restrictions.
To celebrate the launch, Qantas is offering all inclusive return fares
to Johannesburg starting from
$1,609* from Sydney,
$1,426* from Melbourne and $1,566* from Brisbane for travel between 21 September
and 30 November 2010 with the sale ending on 28 September 2010.