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Qantas Announces Darwin To London Flights

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Qantas has temporarily suspended its London flights from Perth. The airline said that it will be replacing it with a service from Darwin which will run until at least April 2022, if the carrier can come to a deal with the Northern Territory government.

“At this stage, WA doesn’t intend to open to international travel until sometime next year, so we’ll, unfortunately, have to temporarily move our Perth-London service until at least April 2022,” Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce said in a statement.

“Instead of operating from Melbourne to Perth and then on to London as it usually does, this flight will operate from Melbourne to London via either Darwin or Singapore, depending on conversations we’re having with the NT in the coming weeks.”

The national carrier has successfully used Darwin as a hub for its repatriation flights to various destinations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East over the past 12 months.

If able to come to a deal, Qantas plans to run daily Melbourne-Darwin-London flights. 

If not, it will instead fly Melbourne-Singapore-London. A decision is expected in the next two weeks.

For more information, please visit www.qantas.com