Qantas Plans December Frankfurt And Paris Repatriation Flights

After a series of repatriation flights in October and November, the Australian Government has reached a deal with Qantas to run further repatriation flights over the southern hemisphere summer. This is after a report says that tens of thousands of Australians remain stranded overseas, with affordable seats on Australia-bound planes as rare as hen’s teeth.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s AM program on Friday said Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) had organized further repatriation flights in December. Two new cities on the departures board are Paris and Germany.

“DFAT has now organized two Qantas flights in December, one from Germany, the other from France. Australians must make their own way there, and the cost of a ticket is about (AUD) $2000.”

The report added all passengers must get a COVID-19 test no more than two days before the flight leaves. Upon arrival in Australia, all passengers will go into a 14-day quarantine at the Howard Springs quarantine center outside Darwin in northern Australia.

The report added all passengers must get a COVID-19 test no more than two days before the flight leaves. Upon arrival in Australia, all passengers will go into a 14-day quarantine at the Howard Springs quarantine center outside Darwin in northern Australia.

Paris & Frankfurt added to the Qantas roster of repatriation cities

This followed the Qantas CEO earlier flagging the likelihood that Qantas would lay on further repatriation flights over Christmas and the New Year. Alan Joyce told the ABC on Monday;

“We’re working with the government on a lot more of those flights occurring,” he said.

A Qantas spokesperson told Simple Flying today that ten repatriation flights will run over the southern summer period. Three will depart from London, three from New Delhi, two from Frankfurt, and one each from Paris and Chennai. The arrival dates into Australia are;

Qantas’ 787 Dreamliners will operate all services, and all flights will have strict safety protocols in place for passengers and crew.

“We’re helping bring more Australians home,” the Qantas spokesperson said.

Source: simpleflying.com

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