Qantas and Perth Airport in discussions about seasonal service from Perth to South Africa

    Qantas confirmed it is in “discussion with Perth Airport about a seasonal service to South Africa” and is “keen to expand” its “western hub concept with new destinations” (The West, 24-Apr-2018). Qantas and Perth Airport are reportedly at an impasse over a planned Perth-Johannesburg service, with the carrier wanting to use its international T3 operation and the airport wanting the airline to use the existing T1 international terminal. Qantas reportedly intends to operate a four times weekly service from 07-Dec-2018 to Apr-2019, using A330-200 equipment. Qantas stated the integration of its domestic and international operations at Perth Airport’s T3 has been “very successful so far” for its service to London Heathrow.