Airport blocks Qantas Perth - Johannesburg

Qantas’ plans to launch seasonal flights between Perth and Johannesburg are no longer a certainty because of the carrier’s long-running dispute with Perth Airport about terminal use, Michi Messner, regional manager - Africa of Qantas told TNW.

Qantas wants to operate the flights to Johannesburg from Perth Airport’s new international wing in Terminal 3 on the western side of the airport to better handle transit passengers. However, Perth Airport says the airline can only use Terminal 1 for the flight. All of Qantas’ flights, both domestic and international, operate from the Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 facilities.

The four-times-a-week service was to start in December and run through to April.

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