1955: QANTAS Network

The following is a list of QANTAS (then known as QANTAS Empire Airways/QEA) routing offered during 1955 Northern Summer timetable season.

QANTAS Empire Airways’ 2-letter code was EM in the 1950s.

Australia/New Zeland/USA/Canada
EM702 Sydney – Nandi – Canton Is. – Honolulu – San Francisco Day 2
EM703 San FranciscoHonoluluNandiSydney Day 3

EM732 SydneyNandiCanton Is.HonoluluSan Francisco Day 4
EM733 San Francisco
HonoluluNandiSydney Day 5

EM736 SydneyNandiCanton Is.HonoluluSan FranciscoVancouver Day 6
EM737 Vancouver
San FranciscoHonoluluNandiSydney Day 7

Aircraft: Super Constellation, most service includes First and Tourist Class

1-Day arrival on eastbound
2-Day arrival on westbound

Australia/South Pacific
EM402 SydneyBrisbaneNoumeaSuvaVilaEspiritu Santo Day 3
EM403 Espiritu Santo
VilaSuvaNoumeaSydney Day 5

EM408 NoumeaSuva Alternate Day 5
EM409 Suva
Noumea Alternate Day 6

EM406 SydneyNorfolk Alternate Day 4
EM407 Norfolk
Sydney Alternate Day 4

EM406/407 is operated by DC4 Skymaster; Others operated by Sandringham Flying Boat
EM402 1-day arrival

Tourist Class service

Australia/Far East
EM204 SydneyDarwinManilaTokyo Day 3
EM205 Tokyo
ManilaDarwinSydney Day 5

Operated by Super Constellation with First/Tourist Class
1-Day arrival

EM208 SydneyDarwinLabuanHong KongIwakuni Day 5
EM209 Iwakuni
Hong KongLabuanDarwinSydney Day 2

Operated by DC4 Skymaster in Tourist Class
3-Day arrival northbound
2-Day arrival southbound

Australia/New Guinea: Bird of Paradise Route
EM304 SydneyBrisbanePort MoresbyLae Day 16
EM304 Sydney
BrisbanePort MoresbyLaeBuloloWau Day 2
EM305 Lae
Port MoresbyBrisbaneSydney Day 123

1-Day arrival northbound
Same Day arrival southbound

EM318 SydneyBrisbaneTownsvilleCairnsPort MoresbyLae Day 4
EM319 Wau
LaePort MoresbyCairnsTownsvilleBrisbaneSydney Day 6

1-day arrival

DC4 Skymaster operating between Australia and New Guinea
DC3 operating intra New Guinea

Also servicing 39 points in Papia, New Guinea, Netherland New Guinea, British Solomons and adjacent islands from Port Moresby/Lae.
These service operated by Sardingham Flying Boat or DC3

Australia/Europe – Kangaroo Route
EM513 SydneyDarwinJakartaSingaporeBangkokCalcuttaKarachiCairoRomeLondon Day 6
EM514 London
RomeCairoKarachiCalcuttaBangkokSingapore = Jakarta = Darwin – Sydney Day 4

= Portion is technical stop
Operated by Super Constellation
3-Day arrival Westounbd
4-Day arrival Eastbound

EM531 SydneyDarwinJakartaSingaporeBangkokCalcuttaKarachiBeirutRomeFrankfurtLondon Day 1
EM532 London
FrankfurtRomeBeirutKarachiCalcuttaBangkokSingaporeJakartaDarwinSydney Day 5

EM535 SydneyDarwinJakartaSingaporeColomboBombayKarachiCairoRomeLondon Day 3
EM536 London
RomeCairoKarachiBombayColomboSingaporeJakartaDarwinSydney Day 7

3-Day arrival Westbound
4-Day arrival Eastbound
Operated by Super Constellation with First/Tourist Class service

Joint-service with BOAC also available

Australia/South Africa – Wallaby Route
Service operating on alternate weeks; Tourist Class service

EM515 SydneyDarwinJakartaSingapore Day 36
EM516 Singapore
JakartaDarwin Sydney Day 12
1-Day arrival

EM519 PerthCocos Is.JakartaSingapore Day 7
EM520 Singapore
JakartaCocos IsPerth Day 1
1-Day arrival

Operated by DC4 Skymaster
EM519/520 to/from Singapore able to connect EM601/602 to South Africa at Cocos Is.

EM601 SydneyMelbournePerthCocos Is.MauritiusJohannesburg Day 4
EM602 Johannesburg
MauritiusCocos Is.PerthMelbourneSydney Day 7

2-Day arrival
Operated by Super Constellation