QANTAS will once again resume services from Sydney to London via Singapore. The carrier’s daily flagship flight QF1/QF2 which has been operating via Dubai since March 2013 will operate via Singapore’s Changi Airport effective 25 March 2018. It effectively means QANTAS will no longer serve Dubai in its own right. At the same time the alliance partnership with Emirates has been extended for a further five years. The two carriers will continue to code-share on services from Australia to Asia, Europe and New Zealand. Due to traffic restrictions and bilateral agreements Emirates will not be able to place its EK code on non-stop flights from Perth to London as well as Singapore to London.
Also effective from 25 March 2018, the Airbus A380 will also return to serve the Melbourne – Singapore market. The current daily QF35/QF36 will change from A330 to A380. The supplementary thrice weekly QF37/QF38 will remain as A330. The standalone QF81/QF82 Sydney – Singapore will continue to use A330 aircraft.