Qatar Ready to Reopen International Flights

Qatar Ready to Reopen International Flights

Qantas Airways on Friday, October 22, 2021 announced plans to accelerate plans to reopen flights to a number of destination countries and use large aircraft. This decision comes amid high demand for international flights following the easing of quarantine rules for Australian citizens.

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Qantas Airways announced that around 11,000 staff of the airline are currently idle and half of that number will return to work in December 2021 as domestic and international flights will return to normal.

Qantas will use another two Airbus A380 jumbo aircraft in April 2022, three months earlier than planned. The Australian carrier is also in talks with Boeing Co about the delivery of three new 787-9s from storage to speed up Qantas' plans.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in the past four weeks, ticket sales for international flights for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, have strengthened, compared to domestic flights.

“There is a fairly high demand from Australian citizens who want to see their families and relatives. There is quite a high demand for celebrating Christmas together. There is a request for a vacation because it has been eagerly awaited for almost two years," said Qantas.

The capital city of Sydney in the New South last weekend will allow travelers who have been injected with the coronavirus vaccine into the area without having to self-quarantine, starting November 1, 2021. However, this relaxation of rules will only apply to Australian citizens and those who already have a permanent residence permit.