QANTAS today announced an amended timetable to North and South America with the following changes:

The QF107/QF108 Sydney – Los Angeles – New York JFK service will be discontinued from 31st January 2015.

From 1st February 2015 the Boeing 747-400/400ER operated QF15/QF16 Brisbane – Los Angeles service will continue to New York JFK with the following timings:

QF15 Brisbane 1045 – 0640 Los Angeles 0855 – New York JFK 1715
QF16 New York JFK 1845 – 2140 Los Angeles 2355 – Brisbane 0655+2.

A new daily Boeing 747-400/400ER operated Sydney – Los Angeles service will commence on 1st February 2015 operating to the following schedule:

QF17 Sydney 1730 – Los Angeles 1410
QF18 Los Angeles 2350 – Sydney 0735+1.

This appears to be timed so that the aircraft can scheduled in conjunction with the QF63/QF64 Sydney – Johannesburg rotation.

The A380 operated QF11/QF12 Sydney – Los Angeles rotation will switch to a morning departure from 1st February 2015 as follows:

QF11 Sydney 0950 – Los Angles 0630
QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney 0630+2.

A new additional three times weekly Boeing 747-400ER operated Melbourne – Los Angeles service will commence on 21st January 2015 to the following schedule:

QF95 Melbourne 1745 – Los Angeles 1500 Wednesdays/Fridays/Sundays
QF96 Los Angeles 2030 – Melbourne 0500+2 Wednesdays/Fridays/Sundays.

From 21st February 2015 the QF27/QF28 Sydney – Santiago de Chile service will increase from 3 to 4 x weekly with an additional Friday departure.

Operationally this means there will be an additional 4 x weekly Boeing 747-400/400ER rotations across the Pacific.