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Singapore Wins Qantas Stopovers After Airline Dumps Dubai

  • Qantas switches to Asian stopover for flagship London flight
  • Decision reflects shift in balance of aviation power to Asia

Singapore notched up a victory over rival aviation hub Dubai as Qantas Airways Ltd. rerouted its classic Kangaroo Route to the U.K. through Asia.

With travel demand surging in Asia, Australia’s national carrier will fly from Sydney to London through Singapore instead of the Middle East under a renegotiated alliance with Emirates, Qantas said in a statement Thursday.