4 February 2013 by Luke McCormick
Qantas has announced a series of major changes to its network ahead of its new partnership with Emirates.
According to the airline the series of network improvements are part of a phased approach aimed at delivering the best connections between Australia and Asia.
Qantas is increasing flights from Perth and Sydney to Singapore and from Brisbane to Hong Kong. All will now be daily services.
However the airline is reducing its Perth-Singapore double-daily service to once daily and ceasing services from Perth to Hong Kong and from Adelaide to Singapore from April 2013.
Chief Executive Officer of Qantas International, Simon Hickey, said Asia remained a key pillar of the goal to be the best for global travellers.
"Our first step has been to restructure existing services to Asia now that they are no longer tied to onward links to Europe.
"The number of dedicated seats on Qantas services to Hong Kong and Singapore is increasing significantly, because capacity previously set aside for customers going to Europe via these hubs can be freed up."