Qantas to switch Kangaroo Route

Customers travelling down under next year with Qantas and Emirates will be able to choose from three routing options after the two airlines applied to extend their cornerstone partnership for another five years.

The key change will see the airlines better leveraging each other’s networks by offering options from the UK to Australia via Dubai and Singapore, and direct to Perth.

Qantas plans to re-route its daily London-Sydney A380 service via Singapore rather than Dubai and upgrade its existing daily Singapore-Melbourne flight from an A330 to an A380. Both changes are scheduled to begin from March 25, 2018.

Also, as announced in April, from March 24, 2018 Qantas’ existing London-Dubai-Melbourne service will be replaced with its direct Dreamliner service flying London-Perth-Melbourne.

Tickets for all three new routings are on sale now.

Emirates will continue to fly from the UK to Australia, via Dubai, operating over 70 flights a week to five cities – Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.

In a joint statement, the airlines said the changes are designed to better reflect customer demand and utilise new aircraft technology.