Qantas Launches New Service Between Australia And India From Dec 22
Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has decided to launch a new international route from Melbourne to Delhi. The Qantas will start flying passengers on this route from December 22 on wards.
The new Melbourne-Delhi flight will operate four times a week, year-round. Same-day connections will also be available from Brisbane, Sydney, and Canberra.
The airline will initially fly flights from Melbourne via Adelaide. Where as flights from Delhi to Melbourne will be operated as nonstop.
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Qantas had recently announced flights from Sydney to Delhi, which starts next month.
It is reported that the resumption of international flights from Melbourne takes off again today for the first time in 20 months after the international travel ban induced by Covid-19.
Qantas relaunched scheduled international flights from Melbourne today with flight QF35 bound for Singapore departing at 11.50 am.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the relaunch of international flights from Victoria will pave the way for long-awaited reunions with loved ones, as well as help the state retain its position as one of Australia’s premier destinations for global travelers.
“Victorians have done it tougher than most over the past two years and we think many will see the restart of Qantas international flights as another important step towards life getting back to normal,” Mr. Joyce said.
“We are starting to see more and more Victorians booking a much-deserved international getaway, and as borders open up to international visitors we’re expecting to see them visit Melbourne in large numbers, which will give local tourism and hospitality businesses a boost.
“The restart of our international flights is only possible because of the way Victorians and Australians more broadly have rolled up their sleeves to get the jab.
“While the past 20 months have undoubtedly been the most challenging in Qantas’ history, as we emerge from the crisis we are taking new opportunities to broaden our network in response to unprecedented pent-up travel demand. This is helping us bring more Qantas employees back to work.