Qantas will commence A380 services between Melbourne and London on January 18.
December 22: Australian airline Qantas has received its fifth new A380 aircraft with a sixth expected in the next few days and announced it will commence A380 services between Melbourne and London, via Singapore, on January 18.
The A380 will operate one to two flights per week on the route – QF9 on Mondays and Sundays and the return QF10 on Fridays and Saturdays – with regular twice-weekly flights to commence on March 29.
Qantas’s fifth A380 has been named Lawrence Hargrave, after the inventor of the box kite in 1894. The sixth will be named Charles Kingsford-Smith, after Australia’s most famous aviator who made the first trans-Pacific flight from the USA to Australia in 1928.