End of an era as today marks the end of almost 29 years of QANTAS International services from Adelaide airport. The Adelaide – Singapore flight has operated since 1984 seeing a variety of aircraft including 747s and 767s. Adelaide effectively becomes a purely domestic port for QANTAS.
The current thrice weekly service QF81/82 will operate its last flight international Adelaide – Singapore sector today 12 April 2013. The flight which originates from Sydney International airport was also popular for those wanting to get a feel of the “International Experience” on the domestic leg.
QANTAS has in the past operated Adelaide – Auckland services, however these were short lived. There is talk however that such a service may be re-instated as part of the recent alliance with Emirates.
South Australians can however still rely on considerable international flight options to Asia, Middle East, Europe, Pacific and North America with daily flights by Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand.