Qantas launches route from Sydney to Bengaluru
Qantas service from Sydney to Bengaluru
Qantas has launched a new route from Sydney to Bengaluru, establishing the first direct connection between Australia and Southern India by any airline. The route is operated four times weekly – on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – with an A330. Qantas flies Melbourne to Delhi on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Widely regarded as India’s Silicon Valley, many Australian and global financial technology organisations have established major operations in Bengaluru. The new service will offer business and leisure travellers a non-stop flight to the city, with connections to other destinations beyond Bengaluru. It will also provide new tourism opportunities for Sydney and New South Wales, with a direct gateway for India-based visitors.
“The addition of Bengaluru to our route map deepens our ties with India and follows the launch of direct services from Australia to Delhi last year which have also proven popular,” said Andrew David, CEO Qantas Domestic and International. “Qantas is now the only airline offering direct flights between Australia’s two largest cities and the north and south of India.”
Geoff Culbert, CEO Sydney Airport, commented: “It’s terrific that the important and growing relationship between Australia and India is being reflected in greater aviation connectivity, and we’re delighted to welcome passengers on the only direct route between Australia and Southern India.”