Qantas To Fly Daily To South Africa
Qantas has begun a daily schedule of flights to South Africa today with the addition of its seventh weekly non-stop service between Sydney and Johannesburg on Tuesdays.
The move provides Qantas customers with greater flexiility for travel between Australia and South Arica.
Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Alan Joyce, said: “South Africa is a key market for Qantas, particularly with our business travellers, and we are pleased that we can now offer customers a daily service between Sydney and Johannesburg.
“The new service will also be operated by a four class Boeing 747-400, adding an additional 350 seats per week to the route.
The daily schedule complements Qantas’ daily codeshare services between Perth and Johannesburg with South African Airways, who will also codeshare on Qantas’ daily Sydney- Johannesburg services.
Qantas continues to be the only carrier to operate non-stop services between Sydney and Johannesburg.
The new service will also deliver much needed additional freight opportunities for exporters throughout Australia and Asia on what is traditionally a sector limited by weight restrictions.
To celebrate the launch, Qantas is offering all inclusive online return fares to Johannesburg starting from $1,609 from Sydney, $1,426 from Melbourne and $1,566 from Brisbane for travel between 21 September and 30 November 2010.
Bookings made through Qantas telephone sales may incur additional charges. The sale ends on 28 September 2010.