31 Aug '17, 11am

Qantas swaps Dubai for Singapore as stopover on London-Sydney trip

Thousands of UK airline passengers booked to fly to or through Dubai have woken up to find they have been re-booked or re-routed. Qantas, the leading Australian airline, has announced it will switch the refuelling stop on its flagship route from Heathrow to Sydney and back. Dubai is to be ditched from March 2018 as the airline reverts to a Singapore refuelling stop. Five years ago, Qantas linked up with Emirates and switched its UK-Australia flights from Singapore to Dubai. The Australian airline has already announced that the London-Melbourne flights will avoid Dubai from next March by flying non-stop from Heathrow to Perth. Read more The UK's longest flight just got longer The Qantas chief executive, Alan Joyce, said: “Our partnership has evolved to a point where Qantas no longer needs to fly its own aircraft through Dubai, and that means we can redirect some of our A380...

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