31 Aug '17, 8am

ANALYSIS: Qantas's Singapore-London redux tightens Asia focus

ANALYSIS: Qantas's Singapore-London redux tightens Asia focus

Qantas’s reversion to operating its Sydney-London services via Singapore says much more about its Asian ambitions than its legacy focus on flying to Europe. From 25 March 2018, the airline will shift its QF1/2 flights from Sydney to London that have operated via Dubai since April 2013 back onto the traditional 'Kangaroo route' via Singapore. Given that the carrier has already announced that it will cut its Melbourne-Dubai-London services at the same time, this will see Qantas stop flying to the Middle East using its own metal. The move is part of a five-year extension to the alliance between Qantas and Emirates. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce and Emirates president Tim Clark signed off on the new agreement on 30 August, and will now approach the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for approval of the complex alliance arrangement. Joyce insists that the change...

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