Today, Qantas will introduce a brand-new route from Sydney to Bengaluru, creating the first airline-operated direct link between Australia and Southern India.
In time for the forthcoming school holidays, QF67 will considerably increase connection between India and New South Wales by slashing the fastest route between the two cities’ existing fastest travel times by roughly three hours.
Widely regarded as India’s Silicon Valley, many Australian and global financial technology organizations have established major operations in Bengaluru. The new flights will offer corporate and leisure travellers a non-stop flight to the city, with connections to other destinations beyond Bengaluru.
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. Qantas is now the only airline offering direct flights between Australia’s two largest cities and the north and south of India.
Minister for Tourism Ben Franklin said this new direct flight route solidifies Sydney’s standing as a global city. “This partnership between Qantas and the NSW Government, through the Aviation Attraction Fund, opens up a new direct route between India and NSW, as well as fantastic opportunities for the NSW visitor economy,” Mr Franklin said.
Qantas has added Indian inspired menu items to its inflight menu on the new Bengaluru services, such as lamb chettinad in Business and paneer makhani, cumin seed pilaf, green peas and beans masala in Economy. Fares between Sydney and Bengaluru start from $1,320 return.
Qantas will fly an A330 aircraft from Sydney to Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport four times per week on a Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Qantas flies Melbourne to Delhi on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.