Qantas to start BLR-Sydney nonstop from Sept; will codeshare with IndiGo – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Come September 14, 2022, and South India will for the primary time be straight related with Australia. Qantas on Friday introduced its second India nonstop — Sydney-Bengaluru-Sydney — that shall be served 4 occasions every week on its Airbus A330. Sydney-Bengaluru nonstop return fares begin from ₹78,380 return. Qantas already has 5 flights every week between Melbourne and Delhi.
Qantas can also be finalising a codeshare partnership with IndiGo. “Travellers are additionally set to learn from improved one-stop entry to Sydney from greater than 50 Indian cities, as a part of a proposed codeshare settlement between Qantas and IndiGo. The proposed codeshare settlement will allow seamless connections by way of Bengaluru, Delhi, or Singapore into Australia’s largest capital cities,” IndiGo and Qantas stated in a joint assertion.
“As a part of the proposed settlement, prospects who be part of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program will be capable to earn and redeem factors on connecting IndiGo flights (QF code solely) and IndiGo will recognise Qantas Frequent Flyer advantages for tiered members (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One) together with precedence check-in, extra baggage allowance and precedence baggage. Qantas prospects travelling on IndiGo will take pleasure in the identical baggage allowance for all the journey in addition to complimentary meals and drinks,” it added.
The partnership will lengthen to Jetstar prospects who will be capable to e book connecting flights on IndiGo providers via its Jetstar Join platform on, at present meant to begin from late April. IndiGo will introduce reciprocal advantages for its prospects to attach on Qantas and Jetstar sooner or later.
In the meantime, IndiGo has additionally a brand new Low-Value Service (LCC) interline partnership with the Jetstar Group that can allow Jetstar prospects to e book connections and flights on IndiGo providers via its Jetstar Join platform.
IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta stated: “We’re happy to announce our proposed codeshare partnership with Australia’s flag service, Qantas Airways below Australia-India Financial Cooperation and Commerce Settlement. As soon as finalised, this new partnership will allow the Qantas prospects to fly to greater than 50 distinctive cities on IndiGo by way of Bengaluru, Delhi, and Singapore with the entry of 41, 33, and 6 locations per station respectively.”
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce stated demand for direct flights between Australia and India had grown steadily since each international locations reopened their borders. “For the primary time southern India can have a direct connection to Australia, which is able to make journey between the 2 international locations extra handy and far quicker for purchasers. The signing of the Australia-India free commerce settlement may also drive journey demand as commerce and funding hyperlinks increase between Australia and India’s inhabitants of a couple of billion folks,” Joyce stated.
Qantas continues to supply a Fly Versatile reserving coverage with limitless flight date adjustments accessible on flights booked earlier than 30 June for journey till 31 December 2022 (fare distinction could apply).

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