Qantas to drop Melbourne-Dubai-London flights

Move part of strategy to boost service on London route, switch capacity to Asian markets Australian carrier Qantas Airways has plans to drop the Melbourne-Dubai-London flights it is currently operating with Emirates in order to boost its services on the UK route and meet high demand from the Asian market. The move also comes in the wake of heightened security measures that affect flyers from Dubai and other parts of the Middle East. The new Perth-London service will fly from Melbourne to the UK and back without passing through Dubai, eventually reducing the travel time by more than one hour. The airlineā??s A380 that currently serves the Melbourne-London route will be redeployed to meet periods of high demand from Melbourne and Sydney to destinations in Asia, such as Singapore and Hong Kong, Qantas added. The airline, however, assured that its partnership with Emirates will continue to deliver services for the European market. Courtesy: Gulf News.com

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