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While Qantas may have just announced it was cutting its services from Sydney to Shanghai, it’s not all bad news for the airline and its Asia operations.

New route from Brisbane to Manila

Customers will have access to a new international route out of Brisbane with the flying kangaroo set to begin flights to Manila.* From 28 October 2024, the route will operate four days per week with Airbus A330 aircraft, marking the first time  the airline has flown between the two cities in more than 10 years.

The flights add to Qantas’ existing daily service from Sydney and will add more than 100,000 seats between Australia and the Philippines each year.

Additional flying to Singapore and India

Qantas will increase flying to Singapore by around 10 per cent, offering more than 2,500 additional seats per week between Australia and the Lion City.

  • Sydney to Singapore will increase from 14 to 17 return flights per week from 11 December 2024. *
  • Brisbane to Singapore will increase from seven to nine return flights per week from 27 October 2024, timed to improve connectivity with Qantas’ daily service from Singapore to London, reducing overall travel time to Heathrow by around four hours.*

Flights from Sydney to Bengaluru will also increase from five per week to daily to cater for strong demand over the peak holiday season.* The extra flights will operate between mid-December 2024 and late March 2025, adding over 12,000 seats between the two cities over the four-month period.

Tickets for the additional flights are available for sale at and through travel agents. The new Brisbane-Manila flights will be available to book in the coming days.