Qantas And Jetstar To Resume Up To 300 Domestic Flights A Week This Month
Qantas and Jetstar are gearing up to resume taking people all across Australia from this month.
The two airlines have announced that domestic passenger flights will be ramping up over the next few weeks, reviving old routes and introducing new ones.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said in a statement: "We know there is a lot of pent up demand for air travel and we are already seeing a big increase in customers booking and planning flights in the weeks and months ahead.
"We can quickly ramp up flying in time for the July school holidays if border restrictions have eased more by then.
"Normally, we plan our capacity months in advance, but in the current climate we need to be flexible to respond to changing restrictions and demand levels."
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The Sydney to Melbourne leg, which has been doing 12 flights per week during the coronavirus pandemic, will have as many as 67 flights every week.
Sydney to Brisbane will escalate from 12 to 30 and routes from Canberra to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne will triple or nearly quadruple.
The airlines are hoping to resume 40 per cent of pre-Covid-19 air traffic by the end of July.
So, if you've been hunting for that trip interstate then now you'll have a bit more wiggle room.
Obviously, states that are still closed off from the rest of Australia will still require passengers to go through all the regular checks, which may include quarantining for two weeks.
Travellers should be aware that all bookings made by June 30 for travel between June 12 and October 31 will allow people to change the date of their flights once without paying a change fee.
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