QANTAS Airways made this announcement:
Qantas international flights from Melbourne take off again today for the first time in 20 months after the pandemic grounded international travel.
The national carrier will recommence scheduled international flights from Melbourne today with flight QF35 bound for Singapore departing at 11.50am.
Qantas has also announced it will launch a brand-new international route from Melbourne to Delhi from December 22, 2021, connecting Victoria to the Indian capital on a Qantas-operated flight for the first time in the airline’s history.
The new Melbourne-Delhi flight will operate four times a week, year-round. Same day connections will also be available from Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra. Flights from Melbourne to Delhi will initially operate via Adelaide, while flights from Delhi to Melbourne will operate nonstop.
This follows the recent announcement of flights from Sydney to Delhi, which start next month. When this route went on sale, Qantas saw the fastest booking surge for flights leaving Australia since the airline announced its international restart plans in August.
Qantas will also relaunch flights from Melbourne-London on November 27, 2021 and Melbourne-Los Angeles from December 19, 2021.
While the international travel experience will largely be the same as pre-COVID, some things will look and feel a little different, particularly in the short-term.
International flights are subject to Government and Regulatory approval