Qantas will bring forward the restart of more international flights to popular destinations from Sydney, Australia and operate regular flights from Delhi, the first commercial flights for Qantas between India and Australia in almost a decade.
The faster ramp up follows the Australian Federal and New South Wales governments confirming that international borders would reopen from 1 November 2021 and the decision by the NSW Government to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated arrivals – which significantly increases travel demand.
International schedule updates
- Singapore-Sydney: flights will resume on 23 November 2021, four weeks earlier than scheduled, operating three days per week with A330 aircraft. Services will ramp up to daily from 18 December 2021.
- Fiji (Nadi)-Sydney: flights will be brought forward to 7 December 2021 from 19 December 2021. Four return flights a week will be operated by 737 aircraft.
- Johannesburg-Sydney: flights will resume on 5 January 2022, three months earlier than scheduled. Three return flights a week will be operated by 787 aircraft.
- Bangkok-Sydney: flights will resume on 14 January 2022, more than two months earlier than scheduled. Five return flights a week will be operated by A330 aircraft.
Our new route from Delhi to Sydney will launch on 6 December 2021 with three return flights per week with the A330, building to daily by the end of the year. This is subject to discussions with Indian authorities to finalise necessary approvals. Flights will initially operate until at least late March 2022, with a view to continuing if there is sufficient demand. Flights from Delhi to Sydney will operate nonstop, while Sydney to Delhi will operate via Darwin.
We have also launched additional Points Planes – where every seat in every cabin on a flight is available to book as a reward seat.
Discussions are underway with the Indonesian Government about welcoming fully vaccinated Australians back to Bali with reduced or no quarantine requirements, which would mean the resumption of Qantas flights from Sydney to the holiday island months earlier than scheduled.
In line with current Australian Federal Government requirements, these initial flights are limited to Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families and parents.
All passengers on Qantas international flights (aged 12 years and older) will be required to be fully vaccinated with a TGA-approved or recognised vaccine (unless they have an exemption). For further information on what customers should expect on these initial flights, please see Qantas.com.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. We look forward to welcoming our customers back onboard our international flights from next month.
Regional Manager Africa
Qantas Airways Limited