Seats on Qantas’ new flagship, the Airbus A380, have gone
on sale ahead of the airline’s first A380 flight - from Melbourne to
Los Angeles - on 20 October 2008.Qantas Group General Manager Sales and Distribution, Mr Rob Gurney, said
the A380 would operate on selected flights from Melbourne and Sydney to the
USA, and would be introduced progressively on selected flights from London
to Singapore and Sydney from early 2009.
He said the first Qantas A380 would operate two return services each week
between Australia and Los Angeles - one from Melbourne and one from Sydney,
from 24 October.
With the introduction of a second A380 aircraft in November, the airline
two return Melbourne-Los Angeles A380 services each week - QF93 on
Mondays and Wednesdays, with the return QF94 operating the same nights;
three return Sydney-Los Angeles services - QF11 on Wednesdays, Fridays
and Sundays, with the return QF12 also operating the same nights.
With the introduction of a third aircraft in early 2009, Qantas would
three return London-Sydney A380 services each week - QF32 on Wednesdays,
Saturdays and Sundays, with the return QF31 operating Tuesdays, Fridays