Qantas has unveiled an update to its international network including two new return services per week from Sydney to Port Moresby using a Boeing 737 aircraft beginning March 2024. These will complement the existing daily service from Brisbane to Port Moresby. Flights on this route will be available on Mondays and Fridays, opening up fresh travel possibilities between Australia and PNG.
In a significant milestone for trans-Tasman travel, Qantas has reconnected Brisbane to Wellington, re-establishing a vital link that had been absent for over eight years. Commencing on October 28th, the Aussie-based airline is now serving this route daily, making use of the Embraer E190 aircraft – a first for New Zealand, which has not previously witnessed a regular service of this aircraft.
The inaugural flight was met with a traditional water salute by the Wellington Airport Fire Service, marking the return of a crucial air connection between Brisbane and the New Zealand capital.
Qantas will be introducing its Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Sydney-Honolulu route, marking the first time this state-of-the-art aircraft will operate on this leisure route. The Dreamliner will replace the Airbus A330 and provide passengers with a wider range of travel options, including economy, premium economy, and business class.
In addition to these developments, Qantas and Jetstar are gearing up for other new flying routes over the next month to meet the robust demand for international travel. This includes the launch of three new routes from Brisbane – Wellington and Honiara with Qantas, and Tokyo (Narita) with Jetstar.
Travellers will enjoy increased frequencies and expanded services on several routes. Qantas flights from Sydney to New York via Auckland will rise from three to four per week. Jetstar will increase its flights from Brisbane to Auckland from four times per week to a daily service. Qantas’ larger Airbus A330 aircraft will replace the Boeing 737 on daily flights between Sydney and Bali.