Australia's Qantas announces network improvements to broaden Asian market
SYDNEY, Feb 03, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Australia's Qantas Airways on Monday
announced a number of enhancements to its international network as
part of its new strategy to broaden the Asian market.
The Australian carrier plans to provide more frequent flights
to Singapore and Hong Kong and increase capacity on those routes.
It will also expand its network within Asia through local
partners such as Japan Airlines, China Eastern, Jet Airways,
Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines.
Qantas also revealed its plans to increase destinations to Asia
from 2016, saying direct destinations under consideration include
Beijing, Seoul, Mumbai, Delhi and Tokyo-Handeda.
Chief Executive Officer of Qantas International Simon Hickey
said Asia remained a key pillar of the goal to be the best for
"Through a combination of Qantas, Jetstar and our partners we
aim to provide the best travel options between Australia and Asia,
all linked to one of the world's leading frequent flyer programs,"
Hickey said in a statement.
"The joint Qantas-Emirates network into Asia gives our
customers a fresh set of options, including double daily services
to Singapore from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane."
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