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Why No Direct Flights Between India And Australia?  
User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1791 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6026 times:

On a recent trip to Australia, I noticed that there are more Indians there than anywhere else I've seen outside of India/US/UK/Canada. I wonder why there are no direct flights by AI or QANTAS between India and Australia. Surely, a flight to Sydney from Chennai would be extremely popular.


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User currently offlineAsianguy767 From Singapore, joined Oct 2003, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5985 times:

QF used to operate a daily B767-300 to BOM thru SIN but for some reason stopped the service even though it was making money...maybe when more of the A330-300s come into service QF may restart the route.

User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5963 times:

A very simple reason - not enough passengers to support the route round the year, though the situation is now fast changing. I anticipate QF to be back in India by next winter if not earlier.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4768 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5903 times:

Well with AI in the process of ordering A 343s or B 772ERs, it might not be so far away that we may see a nonstop DEL-BOM-SYD/MEL flight being operated by AI.

User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3180 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5876 times:

Yes as India now has the largest middle-class population in the world and therefore the largest pool of disposable income, it is surprising, to say the least, that at least one of the two nations' flag carriers is not flying between Mumbai and Sydney. Auckland would be a worthwhile add-on too.


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