Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Qantas Starts Sydney-Bengaluru Flights With The Airbus A330

Qantas has inaugurated its long-awaited nonstop service from Sydney to the southern Indian city of Bengaluru. It took off on September 14th and is en route to India as this article is written. Driven by good passenger numbers, its new IndiGo codeshare, and fast-growing India-Australia traffic, Bengaluru joins Delhi in seeing Qantas metal.

At 10:11 on September 14th, Qantas flight QF67 departed Sydney bound for Bengaluru. With a distance of 5,810 miles (9,350km), the first flight is expected to be around 11h 30m, according to Flightradar24.

The A330-200 is scheduled to operate all flights, with the honor of the inaugural going to 11.8-year-old VH-EBP. Delivered in December 2010, it has 251 seats: 27 fully flat beds in business and 224 in economy seats.

Qantas will serve Bengaluru year-round on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. In the current week, the route's schedule is as follows, with all times local:

Sydney to Bengaluru: QF67, 09:30-16:55 (block time of 11h 55m)

Bengaluru to Sydney: QF68, 18:35-10:20+1 (11h 15m)

14/09/22 James Pearson/Simple Flying

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