Charlotte Foster

International Travel

Qantas announces new direct routes overseas

Qantas announces new direct routes overseas

After international travel returns following years of closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Qantas has announced a way to help travellers get to their destinations more efficiently. 

The airline giant recently announced plans to grow its international network out of Sydney by unveiling new direct routes to India and Korea, which will be taking off this year.

A direct route will be introduced between Sydney and Bengaluru (Bangalore) in southern India from September 14th. 

This will be the first non-stop flight between Australia and southern India by any airline.

Qantas and Jetstar have also announced the launch of direct flights between Sydney and Seoul, South Korea. 

The flights will commence from November 22nd and will occur three times a week, making Jetstar the only budget airline to make the direct flight. 

Qantas will also make direct flights from Australia to South Korea from December 10th, making the airline’s first scheduled service to Seoul since 2008. 

The introduction of these new direct routes are designed to help kickstars New South Wales’ post-Covid tourism recovery. 

"Sydney is one of the world's truly global cities and these new direct flights to India and Korea will make it easier for millions of people to come here," Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce says.

"It's clear that Australia is back on the map for international travellers. Demand for our international flights has rebounded since borders reopened, and that's giving us the confidence to launch these new routes together with the marketing support from Destination New South Wales."

"With expected strong business, premium leisure and low-cost travel demand on the route, we see an opportunity for both Qantas and Jetstar to fly on the route."

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