29 JUN 15
QANTAS Airways relaunched its direct Perth to Singapore services on Friday bringing the resumption of regular international flights from the national carrier.
The resumption comes on top of Qantas’ reported first-half underlying profit before tax of $367 million.
“Our customers told us they missed us – so with the right strategy and the right aircraft on the right route, we’ve come back to meet that demand,”
said Gareth Evans, Qantas International CEO.
“This is great news for tourism in Western Australia, with the route being promoted to more international customers than ever before”.
In May 2014, Qantas suspended regular international services from the mining capital citing unprofitability leaving a seasonal Auckland service the sole overseas service.
Qantas operates 5-weekly services on the Singapore route, serviced by Boeing 737-800 aircraft. There are now over 50 weekly services to the destination, the number one most travelled last financial year out of the city.
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