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Tuesday, 1 October 1974
Page: 1571


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport, upon notice:

(   1 ) What proportion of seats on Boeing 707 and 747 aircraft operated by Qantas Airways Limited arc classified as first class.

(2)   What proportion of Qantas Airways Limited 's passenger revenue is derived from carrying first class passengers.


Senator Cavanagh - The Minister for Transport has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(   1 ) The proportion of first class seats to total available seats on Qantas' Boeing 707 aircraft is 15 per cent. The proportion of first class seats to total available seats on Qantas ' Boeing 747 aircraft is 9 per cent. In the present northern summer operating pattern the first class proportion of the total seats offered is 1 1 per cent.

(2)   On a scheduled network basis the proportion of Qantas' revenue derived from first class passengers was 15 per cent for the year ended 3 1 March 1974.







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