Qantas has confirmed it will run its flagship direct route from Australia to London through Darwin when international flights resume up coming month with the reopening of the border.
The countrywide carrier has attained an agreement with the Northern Territory govt and Darwin Airport to temporarily reroute its flights from Melbourne and Sydney as a result of Darwin.
The Darwin hub arrangement will be in position in time for borders reopening from November 14th right until at the very least April upcoming year when London flights are scheduled to operate via Perth again.
Whilst this is a momentary alter to the route, Qantas reported it would “watch how it performs and is open up-minded about what it could guide to down the track”.
The Sydney-Darwin-London route will commence on November 14th, while the Melbourne-Darwin-London route is currently scheduled to commence on December 18th.
Even so, it could start out earlier depending on discussions with the Victorian govt on shorter quarantine preparations for returning travellers.
Qantas Group chief govt, Alan Joyce, explained the new route through Darwin will be designed doable because of to the assistance from the Northern Territory federal government who have been instrumental in aiding Qantas aid the new route in a article Covid-19 working ecosystem.
He additional: “The Kangaroo route is one particular of the most iconic on the Qantas worldwide network and we are delighted that Darwin will perform a important job in Australia’s put up pandemic reopening to the environment.
“Qantas has been traveling repatriation services from London to Darwin as aspect of the airline’s initiatives to assist bring Australians home about the previous 12 months, so our pilots by now have in depth expertise functioning this particular route.”