Qantas is set to deploy widebody Airbus A330s on all weekday Sydney-Perth and Melbourne-Perth services as it continues to cater for growing demand for business and premium travel on trans-Continental routes.

A new Qantas A330, which landed in Sydney on Sunday (Nov 25) from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France, will become the ninth A330 flying on the Qantas domestic network and will start passenger flights within weeks.

Qantas Domestic Chief Executive Officer Lyell Strambi, who unveiled the new aircraft to over 1000 Qantas employees at an event in Sydney, said the A330 aircraft was a vital part of the Qantas domestic strategy.

“Qantas’ A330 aircraft offer superior space and comfort and have individual in-flight entertainment for all of our passengers, making them ideal for longer flights,” he said.

“From May next year, Qantas will deploy A330s on all weekday Sydney-Perth and Melbourne-Perth services which will enable us to better service the growing business market.

“One of Qantas’ key strengths in the domestic market is our wide-body aircraft, which are very popular with our customers.”

Qantas has 30 wide-body aircraft operating on domestic routes in Australia, made up of A330s and B767s.

The airline currently operates around 100 return flights with more than 26,000 seats from Perth to Sydney and Melbourne each week.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management