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Singapore wins Qantas stopovers after airline dumps Dubai

31 Août 2017

These depart from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and will enable customers to make connections via the UAE hub to other destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Qantas last week announced plans for non-stop flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to London and NY by 2022 which will eliminate the need to stop in either Singapore or Dubai.

Singapore notched up a victory over rival aviation hub Dubai as Qantas Airways Ltd. rerouted its classic Kangaroo Route to the United Kingdom through Asia.

Mr Joyce said Qantas wanted to build its presence in Asia and said the partnership with Emirates remained strong.

Emirates president Tim Clark says that his carrier has worked closely with Qantas on the changes, and it remains strongly committed to the Australian market through the partnership. Unbearably hot for half of the year and even more unwalkable, for the most part, than Los Angeles, Australians have tended to opt to go all the way on to the continent rather than breaking their journey in Dubai.

Qantas announced the pullback from the Middle East on Thursday as it announced an extension to its partnership with Dubai-based Emirates for another five years.

Meanwhile, Qantas' existing Melbourne-Dubai-London service will be replaced with its Dreamliner service flying Melbourne-Perth-London, it added in the statement.

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The new alliance will deliver to Qantas more than A$80 million ($63 million) annually in net benefits, starting from the year ending June 2019, the airline said. Emirates has given Qantas customers an unbeatable network into Europe that is still growing.

Qantas does not disclose the commercial arrangement of its partnership with Emirates, which analysts have said was not as successful as originally anticipated five years ago.

An April 2015 image of Emirates Airbus A380 taking off from Sydney Airport with a Qantas A380 in the background.

The choice of three hub options between Australia and UK/Europe - Dubai, Perth and Singapore.

The service flying from Sydney to London via Singapore will replace one of the existing Sydney-Singapore A330 services, while the second Sydney-Singapore daily service continues to be operated by an A330 aircraft. "We will announce updates in the coming weeks", he adds.

Together with its announced plans to drop its Melbourne-Dubai-London services from next March, Qantas' aircraft will no longer fly into the hub of its partner. It also operates some fifth-freedom services onwards to Auckland and Christchurch, and a daily Dubai-Bangkok-Sydney service.

Singapore wins Qantas stopovers after airline dumps Dubai