Qantas has announced that they’re restarting their international flights next month, after the New South Wales and Federal governments confirmed that international travel will be able to resume from November 1.
The New South Wales government announced that quarantine will be removed for anyone coming into the state from overseas from November 1.
It essentially means that international travellers will be able to fly into New South Wales and not have to undergo hotel or home quarantine provided they’re fully vaccinated.
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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says after the NSW government flagged the removal of quarantine, demand for international flights skyrocketed.
Qantas and Jetstar are now bringing forward their intended restart of other international routes, with services from Sydney to Singapore to restart on November 23, 4 weeks ahead of schedule.
They’ll operate three days a week, with an A330 Aircraft. They’ll then become a daily service from December 16.
Flights between Sydney and Fiji will also resume from December 7, while flights between Sydney and Johannesburg will restart from January 5.
The airline is also bringing back two of its Airbus A380 aircraft earlier than expected and is also in discussions with Boeing about accelerating the delivery of three brand new 780 Dreamliners.
While international flights will mainly be operating through New South Wales to begin with, Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes that other states will soon follow suit.
More to come.