Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways is set to roll out their Airbus A380s on a few routes, incuding to Johannesburg, South Africa.
More capacity from Qantas
Qantas recently announced that their Qantas Airbus A380s will operate on the South Africa route from July 2024. This will double capacity on the route, which is great news for the airline.
Qantas is now able to return more of its Airbus A380s to service as they have undergone complete post-storage refurbishment and maintenance, reports Travel News.
The airline will also be increasing capacity from Australia on several other routes incuding Sydney-Bali, Sydney-Auckland-New York, Melbourne-Los Angeles and Sydney-Los Angeles.
Qantas International CEO Cam Wallace said the additional capacity would help support the increased demand for international travel.
“Hundreds of thousands of extra seats on our network is great news for our customers planning their next overseas trip,” Wallace said.
“We know our customers are looking for great value and this additional capacity will put more downward pressure on fares. The additional capacity will largely be made possible through our final two A380s returning to the Qantas fleet following heavy maintenance and cabin improvements.” Wallace added.
As per Simple Flying, in May, Qantas announced that they would add around one million international seats over the next twelve months, starting from October 2023. This number was also based on new Boeing 787 Dreamliners arriving and the two A380s returning to service at the end of this year.