Qantas will boost its Santiago, Auckland and Wellington flights over the Australian school holiday and summer periods in response to high demand from travellers.
From November 8 2015 through to January 24 2016, Qantas’ Sydney-Santiago flights will also run on Sundays – an increase to its current Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday services.
Sydney also nets an additional 13 return flights to Auckland between September 16 and October 11 2015, while northern neighbour Brisbane sees six extra return Auckland flights during the same period.
Melbourne-Auckland too grows by two return services during this window and receives one more Wellington return.
Trans-Tasman flights will use Qantas’ smaller Boeing 737-800s with business class and economy, while Santiago flights use Boeing 747-400s: also featuring premium economy.
Flight timings for the New Zealand runs remains subject to the availability of each airport’s departure and arrival slots, while the Sydney-Santiago services will follow the same timing as throughout the week.
That’s a 12:50pm departure for QF27 in Sydney, touching down in Santiago, Chile at 11:20am on the same calendar day. The return flight pushes back at 1:35pm to reach Sydney at 5:45pm the next afternoon.
Santiago is the hub of Qantas’ Oneworld partner LAN Airlines and is also served by its sister airline TAM, allowing passengers to connect onwards to destinations across South America.
Australian Business Traveller