If you’ve been wondering about Qantas’ Kangaroo Route, there’s some news you might be interested in.
In response to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the reopening of the West Australian border and the complexities of passenger testing requirements via Singapore, Qantas has decided to extend its route to London via Darwin.
Initially, this was a temporary move by Qantas when international travel resumed in November last year, and Western Australia was still in lockdown mode.
The airline rerouted its Perth to London service through Darwin, which turned out to be quite the success.
Working closely with the Northern Territory Government, Qantas was able to set up Darwin as an alternative hub.
This strategic move allowed passengers to transit through the Territory capital, either returning home to Australia or jetting off overseas to reunite with loved ones.
The plan was to revert to the Perth-London service via Perth this April. However, with the West Australian Government still playing coy about their reopening date, Qantas has decided to keep the route via Darwin operational at least until June 2022.
That means more opportunities for passengers to experience the unique charm of the Northern Territory.
To make the transit process even more seamless for passengers, Qantas will also continue operating the Sydney to London flight via Darwin, not Singapore, until June 2022.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce was full of praise for the NT Government, whose support made it possible for Qantas to keep the vital Australian-UK route alive.
Currently, Qantas operates daily flights from both Melbourne and Sydney to London via Darwin on its 787 Dreamliner.
If you’re looking to make a journey between these cities, why not take the opportunity to check out the wonders of the Top End on your way? It’s a little detour that promises a lot of adventure!
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