Qantas Takes Delivery of Fourth A380

(Sydney, August 24, 2009) -- Qantas has taken delivery of its fourth Airbus A380, with the aircraft touching down in Sydney earlier today after a ferry flight from Toulouse, France. Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Mr Alan Joyce, said the addition of the aircraft to the fleet would see Qantas A380 services to Los Angeles and London increase from 7 September. "Our A380 services, which commenced in October 2008, have been incredibly popular with customers and the aircraft has generated extremely positive customer feedback," Mr Joyce said. "This fourth aircraft will allow us to increase Sydney-Singapore-London A380 services from three to five per week, and Sydney-Los Angeles services from three to four per week. "Our fifth and sixth A380s are also due for delivery by the end of the year, after which we will offer customers daily A380 services to London and Los Angeles from Sydney and increase Melbourne-Los Angeles services from two to three per week. "Qantas will then operate 17 return A380 services per week between Australia and the UK and US."
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Source: Qantas Airways
Date: Aug 27, 2009