Qantas said today that it had applied to the International Air Services Commission (IASC) for the right to operate additional services to the United Kingdom.
Executive General Manager Qantas Airlines, John Borghetti said that the new flights, if approved, would increase Qantas services to the UK from 21 to 28 per week over the next two years, including via Hong Kong for the first time.
The additional seven services include four via Hong Kong and three via Singapore.
Mr Borghetti said that if the application were successful, Qantas would operate 17 services to the UK each week via Singapore, seven via Bangkok and four via Hong Kong.
Qantas has also applied to add a further three weekly services via Hong Kong to the UK. These flights will not operate until April 2006.