The Flying Roo has announced several changes to its international network this week, including more flights to Japan and the Philippines and fewer flights to Beijing and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Qantas said the tweaks were all about making the best use of their resources.

“The adjustments to our international network are part of our strategy of making the best use of our fleet and matching demand by having the right aircraft, on the right route, at the right time.”


From December 7, Qantas will up its Sydney to Osaka flights, which began only a few months ago, from three to four flights weekly on board their Airbus A330.

Qantas Dreamliner safety video 2018 Osaka

As of October 28,  the Australian flag carrier will ramp up its Sydney to Manila service on board an A330 from six times a week to daily.

The airline’s Sydney-Beijing flight will wave goodbye to two departures with Qantas to drop down from a daily service to just five per week.

Meanwhile, the Sydney to Honolulu route will benefit from a capacity boost between December 7, 2018, and Easter 2019, when a Boeing 747-400 replaces the usual A330. This will see passengers given access to Premium Economy as well as the existing Economy and Business Class seats on the route.

Trafalgar Hawaii

From December 17, the Sydney to San Francisco will go from six times a to week currently while the Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth daily service will drop to six flights a week from February 4.

From December, Qantas expects the Sydney to Los Angeles will be serviced entirely by A80 compared with the current six A380 and one 747 that service the route.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Additional flights on the route over December and January will also be flown with A380s.

“We’re already seeing strong demand for the end of year holiday period on our services to Los Angeles and Osaka, so we expect the extra capacity to be well received,” a spokesperson for Qantas said.

Tickets for new services will be progressively available from today.

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