The air Line Qantas opens a new connection between Sydney and Delhi, her first trip to India in almost a decade, another one from Melbourne is planned for before Christmas. Two of him Airbus A330-200 will be converted Freight transport to take advantage of the online retail boom.
As of December 6, 2021, the Australian national airline has been offering three flights a week between its base in Sydney-Kingsford Smith and the airport of Delhi-Indira Gandhioperated by Airbus A330-300, which can accommodate 28 passengers in business class and 269 in economy class. Departures are scheduled at 6:05 am on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving via Adelaide at 3:35 pm; Return flights leave the Indian capital at 6:00 p.m. and land live at 11:45 a.m. the next day. The route is scheduled to become daily in early January.
Qantas will be unrivaled on this Air India proposed axis ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic; This is her first flight to India since 2012 when she served Mumbai, and she had not landed in Delhi since 1974.
The alliance company One World also has four weekly rotations between Melbourne-Tullamarin and Delhi: its A330-300s take off Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9.25am and land over Adelaide at 6.10pm; Return flights will leave India at 7:55 p.m. to land live at 1:35 p.m. the next day. No competition for Qantas on this line, which was previously operated by the Indian national airline.
Qantas Domestic and International CEO Andrew David said demand for flights between Australia and India has exceeded the airline’s expectations. ” There is an enormous amount of catching up to do on the part of friends and family who want to get back together after such a long separation. There was an incredible response when we announced our two new routes to Delhi. The upcoming bookings for the next few months are way ahead of our initial forecast, so even if it’s just the first few days, it’s an exciting start. “He said in a statement.
There are “very strong trade and economic ties between Australia and India and the routes to Melbourne and Sydney will support this as international travel begins to normalize,” added the leader. In the past 12 months, Qantas has operated over 60 return flights on behalf of the federal government to bring Australians back from India.
All passengers on Qantas international flights “must be fully vaccinated unless they are under 12, 12-17 years old traveling to Australia with their family or guardian, or have an exemption”. Initial international flights are restricted to Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families and relatives as per federal government requirements. Students and a number of other visa holders should be able to re-enter Australia in the coming weeks.
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page charge, announced Qantas Freight next Tuesday Change from EFW (a joint venture between Airbus – ST Engineering) from two A330-200 with 297 headquarters, one dedicated to Australia Post’s international network and the other to Australia Post’s domestic parcel and courier operations. In the latter case the A330P2F (Passenger to the freighter) will be able to carry around 50 tons of freight per flight, “that is more than double the capacity of other freighters used for the national postal service”.
In addition, Qantas Freight will receive its third freighter this week. A321P2Fwho will also work for the Australian Post. Like the other two, the converted single aisle comes from the fleet of the low-cost subsidiary Jetstar; the new A321P2F “will provide additional capacity for air freight ahead of what is expected to be the busiest Christmas season ever.”
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the conversion of the two A330 wide-body aircraft would significantly increase domestic and international cargo capacity: Our freight business exploded during the Covid-19 pandemic, and although part of its business is temporary, the health crisis has accelerated the continued expansion of e-commerce and online shopping in this country. “After these conversions, Qantas 25 aircraft for cargo.
Deliveries of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, suspended since May 2020, will start again next year to compensate for the loss of capacity; Qantas currently operates 11 of the 15 units on order.
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