QANTAS Group international capacity reduction

Due to high fuel cost accompanied by the announcement of capacity/frequency reductions of QANTAS Group, additional information for the cuts are the folloinwg.

*Japan, reduction from current 43 weekly to 29 by the end of the year (including jetStar)

  • Double Daily Tokyo – Cairns will be dropped from December 2008, replaced by jetStar Single daily
  • jetStar Nagoya – Osaka – Cairns will be canceled from December 2008
  • Tokyo – Melbourne 3 weekly canceled from September
  • Tokyo – Sydney reduced from 9 to 7 weekly from September
  • jetStar launching NEW Tokyo – Gold Coast route, it will begin 5 weekly service from October 2008

The QANTAS Group is projecting up to USD100million loss on Cairns international service for the entire FY2008, leading to the cancellation

*South East Asia

  • Cancellation of jetStar 3 weekly Sydney – Kuala Lumpur
  • Nonstop jetStar 3 weekly Sydney – Ho Chi Minh will be re-routed as Sydney – Darwin – Ho Chi Minh
  • QANTAS service on the Perth – Denpasar and Perth – Jakarta will be transferred to jetStar

*Long-haul

  • Sydney – Los Angeles will be reduced from 17 to 15 weekly with some flights operating with A380 Super Jumbo