Qantas to Reroute Sydney-London QF1 to Fly Via Darwin

This will result in the first-ever non-stop flight from Darwin to London, making Darwin the second Australian city to see a non-stop flight to the United Kingdom.

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Qantas is routing its flagship route, Sydney-London QF1 to fly via Darwin rather than Singapore, as the city-state has closed its borders as part of COVID-19 measures. The return flight QF2 from London to Sydney will also now returning via Darwin.

This will result in the first-ever non-stop flight from Darwin to London, making Darwin the second Australian city to see a non-stop flight to the United Kingdom.

QF1 from Sydney to Darwin will depart at 5 p.m., arriving at the NT capital at 9:15 pm local time after a 5-hour 45-minute journey. After, it will depart for London at 11 p.m., arriving at 6:15 am the next calendar day after 16 hours and 45 minutes in the air.

The return journey at 16 hours 10 minutes is a little shorter, with QF2 leaving at 10:05 p.m. local time in London to reach Darwin at 11:45 pm the next calendar day. From Darwin, the flight continues onto Sydney, departing at 1:15 a.m. and arriving and 7 a.m.

More information here.

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