Qantas reviews Middle East flight paths

Latest News|Published 9 January 2020

Qantas has advised that it is adjusting its flight paths over the Middle East to avoid the airspace over Iraq and Iran until further notice.

Details of this advice are as follows:

  • Flight QF9 (Perth-London) and QF10 (London-Perth) are the only Qantas flights affected by this change.
  • The altered flight path increases flying time by about 40-50 minutes on QF9. As a result, we will need to reduce the numbers passengers on board in order to carry more fuel.
  • Despite the altered route, QF10 will operate with a full passenger load and the same flight time due to prevailing winds.
  • Qantas’s other flights to and from London (QF1/2) are unaffected as they operate through an alternative flight path.