Travel updates

Check this page for issues which may affect your flight or booking with us.

We'll do all we can to keep you informed of developments and the choices available. See flight status or the News Room for the latest information.

Last updated: 18 June 2024

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New Caledonia: flights to and from Noumea

Noumea Airport has reopened and we’re continuing to closely monitor the situation.

If there are any changes to your upcoming flights as a result of the recent civil unrest, we’ll contact you by SMS and email. 

For latest travel updates, visit Smartraveller New Caledonia Travel Advice & Safety 

Existing bookings for travel until 31 July 2024

If you wish to change your booking or no longer wish to travel to or from Noumea, we’re offering Qantas customers who hold Qantas tickets issued on or before 31 May 2024, for travel until 31 July 2024 flexibility, including a refund.

  • If you've booked directly with us, call 13 13 13 (within Australia), or your local Qantas office to discuss options.
  • If you've booked through a third-party, including a travel agent, contact them for assistance.

China: Sydney-Shanghai flights

We’ve made some updates to our Qantas network in response to demand.

From 28 July 2024, our flights from Sydney to Shanghai will be suspended. Customers can continue to travel to Shanghai and other destinations in China on Qantas flights to Hong Kong with onward connections on partner airlines. Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and redeem Qantas Points when travelling with partner airlines.

Customers booked to travel on Qantas operated flights to/from Shanghai from 28 July will be contacted with options including a full refund.

Alternatively if you wish to discuss rebooking on alternative flights:

  • If you've booked directly with us, call 13 13 13 (within Australia), or your local Qantas office to discuss options.
  • If you've booked through a third-party, including a travel agent, contact them for assistance.

We’ll continue to monitor the Australia-China market closely and will look to return to Shanghai when demand has recovered.

Visit Qantas News Room for the full media release. 

Vanuatu: Flights to and from Port Vila

Due to Air Vanuatu being placed into liquidation, we have made the difficult decision to end our codeshare agreement to give our customers certainty and avoid delays in getting a refund and making alternative arrangements. 

As a result, all Qantas (QF) codeshare flights with Air Vanuatu have been cancelled effective from 29 May 2024. If you've booked codeshare flights through Qantas you'll be eligible to receive a refund. 

  • If you booked directly with us, view your options including a refund at Manage Booking or via the Qantas App. For further support contact us on 13 13 13 (within Australia) or +61 2 8222 2439 (outside Australia), or your local Qantas office
  • If you've booked through a third-party, including a travel agent, contact them for assistance.

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