Qantas Flies Australian Cricket Team On 16-Hour Immediate Flight From Brisbane to St Lucia

Australian airline Qantas is functioning an unconventional a person-off direct flight from Brisbane, Queensland to St Lucia so that the Australian cricket group can take component in a tour of the West Indies for a five-match T20I collection. It will be the very first time the team have visited the Caribbean in 5 several years and only the 3rd overseas tour for the team given that the begin of the pandemic.

While Cricket Australia might commonly mail its players and help staff members on on a regular basis scheduled professional flights to show up at these types of worldwide excursions, present COVID-19 travel limitations and quarantine principles make it easier just to charter an entire aircraft.

Qantas has been referred to as in to transport the team and their entourage on a two-calendar year-outdated Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the 10,000-mile flight which should really choose all around 16-hrs. The flight flew across the extensive emptiness of the South Pacific Ocean, prior to crossing South America and into the Caribbean.

While uncommon, Qantas flight QF6079 isn’t any lengthier than some of the airline’s pre-pandemic routinely scheduled flights – assisted a minor by strong tailwinds.

When Qantas begun a immediate assistance from Perth to London it allowed 17-several hours to total what was just a 9,009-mile flight and the flight back to Australia could often be concluded in around 16 hrs and 20 minutes.

Though that flight is no for a longer period running because of the pandemic, Qantas has been operating some repatriation flights from London to a unique quarantine facility in Darwin, in the Northern Territory. But once again, these flights have been clocking in at all around 16-several hours.

Qantas, having said that, has its sights established on even for a longer time flights at the time the pandemic passes with options to function direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York. Flight moments will be a staggering 20 several hours one-way and the airline will have to buy new Airbus A350 plane to make the flights worthwhile.

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