Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia is preparing for the ultra-long-haul non-stop flight to Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline began a non-stop long-haul flight in March 2018 in which 787 Dreamliner conducted a non-stop flight from Perth to London.
Qantas will conduct repatriation flights to London, Paris, and Frankfurt in December 2020 and January 2021. The flag carrier known as Spirit of Australia will bring Australian citizens stranded in the UK and Europe. These flights will be managed in coordination with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Qantas is allowed to charge airfares on each flight’s outbound leg from Australia while the DFAT is assisting the Australians flying from the UK and Europe to their home country.
“As the national carrier, we’re proud to operate selected flights on behalf of the Australian Federal Government to bring more people home during this unprecedented time,” the airline says.
Qantas non-stop long haul flights to the UK and Europe Schedules
Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will depart from Sydney and will make a short stopover at Perth. Then the flight will continue to its final destination. The total non-stop flight time stretches almost to 24 hour from start to finish.
Qantas’ flight QF9 non-stop to London
Departs Sydney at 4.05pm on 26 December 2020, arriving London Heathrow at 5.05am on 27 December
Departs Sydney at 4.05pm on 12 January 2021, arriving London Heathrow at 5.05am on 13 January
Qantas’ flight QF175 non-stop flight to Paris
Departs Sydney at 3.35pm on 13 December 2020, arriving Paris (Charles de Gaulle) at 6am on 14 December
Qantas’ flight QF115 non-stop to Frankfurt
Departs Sydney at 3.45pm on 9 December 2020, arriving Frankfurt at 6.10am on 10 December
Qantas non-stop flights price and availability
Since, Qantas is allowed to charge airfares for outgoing flights to London, Paris, and Frankfurt so, the ticket will cost $1300 for economy class $3500 for premium economy and $6,500 for business class. Seats on the 787 flights are available across all three cabins (economy, premium economy and business) however, seat separation won’t be accessible for all passengers due to the high number of passengers wanting to travel on these routes.
The airline has also informed about the unavailability of inflight entertainment system so, travelers are required to carry reading material, movies, etc. by themselves.