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Qantas has confirmed it is going to function its flagship direct route from Australia to London by way of Darwin when worldwide flights resume subsequent month with the reopening of the border.

The nationwide service has reached an settlement with the Northern Territory authorities and Darwin Airport to briefly reroute its flights from Melbourne and Sydney by means of Darwin.

The Darwin hub association can be in place in time for borders reopening from November 14th till at the very least April subsequent yr when London flights are scheduled to function by way of Perth once more.

Whereas it is a momentary change to the route, Qantas mentioned it could “watch the way it performs and is open-minded about what it might result in down the monitor”.

The Sydney-Darwin-London route will start on November 14th, whereas the Melbourne-Darwin-London route is presently scheduled to start on December 18th.

Nevertheless, it might begin earlier relying on discussions with the Victorian authorities on shorter quarantine preparations for returning travellers.

Qantas Group chief government, Alan Joyce, mentioned the brand new route by way of Darwin can be made attainable as a result of assist from the Northern Territory authorities who’ve been instrumental in serving to Qantas facilitate the brand new route in a publish Covid-19 working surroundings.

He added: “The Kangaroo route is among the most iconic on the Qantas worldwide community and we’re delighted that Darwin will play an important position in Australia’s publish pandemic reopening to the world.

“Qantas has been flying repatriation providers from London to Darwin as a part of the airline’s efforts to assist convey Australians dwelling over the previous 12 months, so our pilots have already got intensive expertise working this explicit route.”

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