Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
AUSTRALIA and the UK have come to an agreement at government level to eliminate restrictions on airline operations between the two countries. The new deal, signed last week is immediately effective. Airlines from both countries are not now restricted regarding intermediate points except that Qantas does not have traffic freedoms in China and the USA, the UK airlines are already limited to bilaterals. Qantas says that it does not plan to increase flights from its current 28 in each direction per week, BA has not commented, and Virgin is increasing its Hong Kong schedules for the winter which will give marginal opportunities in terms of through seat availability. It is unlikely that further UK/Oz airlines will come on the route, which is already well served by carriers based at intermediate stops, all with long range aircraft either already in their fleets, or on order.