Qantas has announced special flights from India to Australia in July and August.
Qantas will operate selected flights on behalf of the Australian Federal Government to bring more Australians home from India.
The airlines will operate six flights between 31 July and 27 August. All flights will depart from New Delhi.
“Before booking, ensure you check the latest Australian government travel restrictions. There is a travel ban in place in Australia. Any passenger who is not an Australian citizen or permanent resident will require a valid visa, and an exemption to the travel ban, to board these flights,” the airline has said, adding that the passengers wishing to transit Australia and continue onto another country won’t be accepted for travel.
According to Qantas, these flights are being operated for repatriation purposes and services on these flights will be significantly reduced, including the following:
- limited onboard food and bottles of water. Should you wish to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks for your flight, you’re welcome to do so. Note: as galley storage space is restricted, items you bring will need to be stored in your carry-on baggage. Drinks you choose to bring will also need to comply with any powders, liquids, aerosols and gels screening requirements where applicable.
- Qantas Frequent Flyer benefits (Status Credits, Qantas Points and the option to upgrade with points) will not apply.
- Seat selection isn’t available.
NRI Affairs News Desk