30 Aug '17, 11pm

Qantas to shift base back to Singapore from Dubai; Sydney to London route via Singapore resumes in March

Qantas to shift base back to Singapore from Dubai; Sydney to London route via Singapore resumes in March

SINGAPORE - After ditching Singapore for Dubai as a stopover for its Australia-Europe flights, the Flying Kangaroo will return to Changi Airport in March next year - five years after its exit. In a significant boost to Singapore's air hub status, Australia's Qantas said on Thursday (Aug 31), that from March 25, it will, once again, operate its daily Sydney-London service via Singapore. Since April 2013, the airline has been operating its Sydney-London and Melbourne-London services via Dubai, as part of a 10-year commercial alliance with its national carrier, Emirates. Before that, both flights stopped in Singapore first. With the recent announcement, the flight from Sydney will be re-routed to operate via Singapore. A new Melbourne-Perth-London service will also be launched. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up From next March, Qantas will also increase ...

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