Qantas has scheduled repatriation flights as part of the Australian Government’s efforts to repatriate thousands of citizens stranded in Europe.
This latest round of repatriation flights will aim to bring home some of the 36,000 Australians, who have indicated that they want to return to Australia.
Qantas will fly the returning citizens to Darwin where they will undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine. The airline is working in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Priority will be given to 8,070 classified by DFAT as vulnerable. The airline has said that the inflight entertainment will not be available on these flights so passengers are advised to bring their own reading material and binge worthy TV series.
- Chennai, India – Darwin (15th December,2020)
- Paris,France – Darwin (17th December,2020)
- London,UK – Darwin (30th December,2020 and 16th January,2021)
- Frankfurt,Germany- Darwin ( 13th December,2020 and 3rd January,2021)
- New Delhi, India – Darwin (1st January,2021 , 18th January,2021 and 20th February,2021)
Economy seats on the Frankfurt flights will start at AU$2095 ($1546/€1297) and Business Class on the Boeing B787 will cost AU$8679 ($6406/€5,372).
Qantas will also be operating outbound flights from Australia for passengers wishing to return home. Departing foreign passengers not needing a permit to leave. However, Australian citizens and permanent residents are barred from leaving and require a permit.
- Sydney-Perth-London (26th December,2020 and 12th January,2021)
- Sydney-Paris (13th December,2020)
- Sydney-Frankfurt (9th December,2020)
“I’d like to thank not only the crew who are volunteering to operate on these services, but the many people behind the scenes who make sure these flights happen; particularly to cities where we don’t typically operate to.”, commented Alan Joyce, Qantas CEO.
Flight schedule is provided by Qantas. Flights may change.