Qantas confirmed it is in "discussion with Perth Airport about a seasonal service to South Africa" and is "keen to expand" its "western hub concept with new destinations" (The West, 24-Apr-2018). Qantas and Perth Airport are reportedly at an impasse over a planned Perth-Johannesburg service, with the carrier wanting to use its international T3 operation and the airport wanting the airline to use the existing T1 international terminal. Qantas reportedly intends to operate a four times weekly service from 07-Dec-2018 to Apr-2019, using A330-200 equipment. Qantas stated the integration of its domestic and international operations at Perth Airport's T3 has been "very successful so far" for its service to London Heathrow.
Qantas and Perth Airport in discussions about seasonal service from Perth to South Africa
26 April, 2018