vhebb wrote:Has QF figured out to operate more/new routes you actually need to have more aircraft.... otherwise they are cutting one flight to start another.
Slightly negative view. The new flights like PER-JNB, MEL-DEL, SYD-BLR, SYD-ICN, etc were possible because they were not flying to China and Hong Kong, and Japan was well down. They have 3x B789s confirmed now for June and several A380s coming back online over the next few months., so they'll be able to maintain much of this as they return capacity elsewhere. That said, other than the US, I'm not aware of any legacy carriers that are anywhere near pre-COVID longhaul capacity, so QF is not alone.
However, much of this talk regarding PER is forward looking, for which they do have a meaningful order book (including 12x A350-1000 and A321 XLR).