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By Sohail Sawlani

Qantas Returns Back to India After Almost a Decade

Australia, 7 December 2021 | Qantas's first flight to India in over a decade has touched down in New Delhi, after a long 15-hour journey from Sydney The airline will also launch services from Melbourne to Delhi from 22 December 2021 onwards, with 4 weekly flights.

It's the first time Qantas has operated a commercial service to India since the end of its Brisbane to Mumbai service in 2012 and the airline's first regular passenger flight from Australia to Delhi since 1974.

The Sydney-Delhi service and the Melbourne-Delhi service, which starts just before Christmas, have been the fastest selling routes on the national carrier's international network since borders reopened, with most flights in December almost entirely sold out.

A Qantas Representative, Andrew David, stated:

Demand for flights between Australia and India had surpassed the airline's expectations. We are thrilled to be beginning commercial flights to India for the first time in almost a decade. There's a huge amount of pent up demand from friends and family wanting to reunite after being separated for so long. There was an incredible response when we announced both our new routes to Delhi. Forward bookings for the next few months are well ahead of our initial forecasts so while it’s early days, it's an exciting start.

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