After a two-year absence, British Airways is ready to resume international flights between London and Sydney.
The popular London Heathrow (LHR) – Sydney (SYD) service through Singapore (SIN) will resume on March 27, 2022, according to the BA website. British Airways’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will fly the reinstated route, which will take roughly 22 hours and 50 minutes in complete.
The first portion of the journey will take around 12 hours, following which the Dreamliner will land at Singapore Changi Airport for a brief layover before continuing on to the second leg.
The aircraft will then take another 11 hours to arrive in Sydney, according to the airline flight itinerary.
Prices for a one-way flight ticket in Economy class range from €765 (£639) to €2,006 (£1,675) for a seat in Premium Economy on BA’s ‘Kangaroo Route.’ Business class passengers will be able to purchase a one-way ticket for €5,835 (£4,871).
The announcement follows a two-year hiatus. British Airways briefly suspended service to important Asia-Pacific destinations, including London-Sydney flights, in April 2020.
Due to harsh Australian international travel regulations at the time, BA removed SYD airport from its itinerary. All passengers coming in the country were obliged to undertake an obligatory two-week quarantine.
The British airline had anticipated to restart service on the route by the end of October 2020. However, in November 2020, both the UK and Australian governments instituted national lockdowns and outlawed outbound international leisure travel, thwarting this plan.