The Latest Round The World Flights Announcements


Qantas Adding Flights Between Sydney/Melbourne and Hong Kong

Qantas will boost capacity on the Sydney to Hong Kong route by replacing the four weekly Boeing 787 service with a daily A380 superjumbo service, which will allow us to see more round the world flights for 2023 and into 2024. The aircraft will offer four product classes, First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy and will be listed for sale between 26 March and 18 June. The change in aircraft will result in the temporary suspension of the Melbourne to Hong Kong service and will change one of the current daily Sydney to Los Angeles services to now be operated by the Boeing 787 instead of the A380.  The Melbourne to Singapore route will revert from a Boeing 787 to an A330, which also means the removal of premium economy on this route with only economy and business class fares available. Premium economy passengers will be rebooked via Sydney which will drastically reduce availability for new premium economy bookings on Qantas to/via Singapore. By increasing flights, we will see more availability with round the world flights ex. Australia.

Qantas A380 Business Class Round The World Flights

Qantas Launch New Route to Jakarta

Qantas are set to launch a brand new route between Melbourne and Jakarta, operating from 16 April 2023. The service will operate 3 times a week onboard an A330 and adds to the airline’s daily flights from Sydney to increase seats to Jakarta by more than 6,600 per month, increase round the world flights.

Qantas Restart Sydney to San Francisco Service

After a 3 year break, Qantas will finally restart the long awaited service between Sydney and San Francisco. Originally scheduled to begin in October 2022, the flight will now begin on May 22, operated by a Boeing 787 and can be booked on a Lufthansa or SWISS global fare. The 13 hour 20 minute flight, QF73 will depart Sydney at 9:55pm every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, landing into San Francisco at 6:15pm. The return flight, QF74, will depart San Francisco on the same three days at 10:25pm and arrive into Sydney at 6:05am two days later with a flight length of 14 hours and 14 mins. 

Qantas Announce a Direct Flight Between Sydney and Seoul

For the first time in nearly 15 years, Qantas will connect Sydney and Seoul with a direct flight. The service will operate on an A330 four times a week during the peak summer season and will drop to three times a week between May and October. QF87 will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, departing Sydney at 9:35am and arriving into Seoul at 6:20pm while the return flight departs Seoul at 7:50pm and arrives into Sydney at 8:15am. 

Emirates Increasing Flights Between Melbourne/Sydney and Dubai

Emirates are returning to pre-pandemic levels by increasing flights between Melbourne and Dubai (via Singapore) from two to three daily services from March 26 as well as adding a third direct daily service between Sydney and Dubai from May 1. Both services will operate on a three class Boeing 777-300 offering First Class, Business Class and Economy.

Emirates Boeing 777 Business Class
Emirates Boeing 777 First Class

Emirates Launch Additional Service Between Brisbane and Dubai

The airline has also announced the launch of a second daily flight between Brisbane and Dubai with the existing A380 service to be joined by a Boeing 777-300 flight, adding 354 seats to the route daily. By mid-2023, Emirates will be operating 63 weekly services between Australia and Dubai with the capacity to transport more than 55,000 passengers. 

Emirates to Restart Service to Christchurch

Emirates will restart their service between Christchurch and Dubai (via Sydney) operated by the A380. The route will begin on March 26 on a daily service, marking the airline’s 20th anniversary of flying to New Zealand. The flight will include the new Premium Economy cabin and will depart Christchurch on EK413 at 6:20pm, with a stop via Sydney and arrive into Dubai at 5:15am. The return flight, EK412, will depart Dubai at 10:15, with a stop via Sydney, and arrive into Christchurch at 1:50pm. 

ANA Increase Flights between Sydney and Tokyo

ANA have announced the addition of flights between Sydney and Tokyo Haneda to twice daily from March 26, increased from 10 weekly flights. The Star Alliance member will now see a total of 14 flights a week from the airline, allowing for more availability on round the world flights. The flight, operated on a Boeing 787, will depart Sydney on NH880 at 9:45am and arrive into Haneda at 5:25pm plus NH890 departing at 12:55pm and arriving at 8:30pm. The return flights NH870 will depart Haneda at 10:20pm, arriving into Sydney at 9:55, and NH889 departing at 8:55am and arriving at 8:30pm.

British Airways Revert to a 787-9 Between Sydney and Singapore

British Airways will replace the Boeing 777 Sydney to Singapore service with a Boeing 787-9 from Sunday 26th March. This means the return of the older Club World seats on this route. The airline still offers double daily flights between London and Singapore adding capacity to the Asian gateway with one operated by the Boeing 787-9 and the other by the Boeing 777 featuring the new Business Class Club Suites. British Airways is a great option to include on a round the world fare and experience the new Club Suites. 


British Airways Club Suite

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