Tuesday, December 22, 2009

more Australian flights

Qantas will increase the number of seats available on routes linking Adelaide to Melbourne, Brisbane to Cairns and Sydney to Ayers Rock, among other Australian flights.

Qantas has announced that it will boost capacity on some of its key domestic flights next year, offering more connections for people travelling in Australia.

Alan Joyce, the carrier's chief executive officer, said the increases would take effect from 29 March and are in response to strong demand.

Overall, Qantas will add more than 340,000 seats to its domestic routes over the next year.

'We are seeing some improvements in domestic demand and so the time is right to begin restoring capacity to ensure we are well placed to meet that demand,' Mr Joyce said.

'The changes will see the addition of a total of 19 return flights across selected routes, while capacity will be restored on others by upgrading from Boeing 737 to larger Boeing 767 aircraft.'

Qantas is currently carrying out an airport terminal improvement program in Perth that has equipped the gateway with six new check-in counters, three extra baggage carousels and other facilities.