Qantas, which recently resumed scheduled flights to Hong Kong, is set to significantly increase capacity. The airline’s current four times weekly A330 service from Sydney, will be upgraded to daily services using the Airbus A380. This is scheduled to come into effect from 26 March 2023 and run until 18 June 2023. It will also mean that First Class and Premium Economy will be available as the A330 only offers a two cabin Business and Economy service. Qantas last operated seasonal A380 services to Hong Kong prior to the pandemic.
As a consequence of the A380 Hong Kong service, Qantas will make schedule and frequency adjustments. The daily A380 Sydney – Los Angeles service will be six times weekly with one 787-9 service. The A330 operated Melbourne – Hong Kong service will be temporarily suspended. The Melbourne – Singapore flights that will have the 787-9 service from 26 March 2023, will revert back to an A330 from 22 April 2023. The adjustments have also been done taking into consideration the recently announced thrice weekly Melbourne – Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta) also operated by the A330.