Qantas has brought forward its east coast relaunch date for travel between Victoria and New South Wales.
Previously slated for the first of December, this has been brought forward to November 5 as a response to vaccination rates speeding ahead of projections.
This comes alongside news that Qantas will re-route its Perth to London service until at least April 2022 due to border restrictions with Western Australia. Qantas is currently looking at a Melbourne to London via Darwin or Singapore as a replacement.
In another update, flights between Western Australia and Victoria or NSW have been put on hold for an extra two months, with the return currently scheduled for 1 February 2022.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said: “We’re now planning to ramp up flying between Melbourne and Sydney, which is usually the second busiest air route in the world, almost a month earlier than expected.
“Based on our discussions with Western Australia we know their borders won’t be open to New South Wales and Victoria until early next year, so we’ve sadly had to cancel the flying we had planned on those routes in the lead-up to Christmas.”
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