Qantas brings forward flights to Singapore, Fiji, Phuket

Qantas has dramatically brought forward its planned restart of flights to numerous international destinations, in a move that will see all Australian-based staff returned to their roles by December.

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Qantas had previously stated over 10,000 staff remained stood-down across the group, including 6,000 working in international operations, as border restrictions continued to suppress demand.

The airline announced on Friday that it will bring forward its planned return to flights from Australia to Singapore, Fiji, Johannesburg, Phuket and Bangkok, as well as introduce a brand new direct route between Sydney and Delhi.
The decision comes after NSW Premier Dominic Perrottett announced last week that fully vaccinated overseas arrivals would no longer be required to perform any form of quarantine when returning to the state.

Qantas stated that this decision to axe all quarantine requirements for double-jabbed Australians has significantly increased demand for overseas travel, allowing for a faster ramp up in international operations than previously planned.

The airline’s new route from Sydney to Delhi will begin on 6 December 2021, with three planned return flights per week on its Airbus A330 aircraft, with capacity expected to build to daily flights on this route by the end of the year – subject to regulatory approvals from Indian authorities.

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