The ‘roo returns
Qantas Airways will launch once-daily flights, seven days a week from Canada to Australia, starting in July. Qantas will operate flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Vancouver, and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Toronto.
Flights from both cities will stop in Honolulu enroute to Sydney, and the return flights will operate on the same days as the departures, using Boeing 767-300 aircraft on both legs. This marks the first time Qantas has operated services into Canada with their equipment since March of 1991, when the carrier flew into Vancouver. Since then, it has codeshared with Canadian Airlines on flights to Sydney, via Honolulu.
The airline has never flown out of Toronto. “It will be great to see the Qantas tail in Canada again,” says William Duplak, the Qantas manager for Canada, referring to the distinctive kangaroo graphic on the tail of Qantas aircraft.