Mark it in your calendar everybody. According to Qantas, international flights out of Australia are coming back even earlier this year with vaccinated travellers able to leave the country from 1 July, a full two months ahead of schedule.
Previously suspended until October, Qantas has decided to bring things forward a bit with flights heading to Los Angeles and London from 1 July as vaccinations make their way down under. With a roll-out kicking off in March, Aussies will once again go travelling abroad!
While no vaccinations have been handed out just yet in Australia, the UK and the US have already administered the first jabs, making them ideal locations for some of the first international flights out of the country. However, this news comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson declares a nation-wide lockdown until at least mid-February.
However, as Qantas head Alan Joyce outlined 11 Best Rides for Adults at Walt Disney World Resort regarding the need for a vaccine given the high prevalence of the virus, “the restart of international flying will be subject to vaccine rollouts and borders reopening.”
Aligning themselves more closely with the developing COVID-19 situation, a Qantas spokesperson said the selling of its international services reflect the company’s “expectation that international travel will begin to restart from July 2021. This is consistent with what we said last December in our trading update, that we don’t believe at this stage there will be any material international flying up until the end of June 2021.”
When tickets go live, there’s sure to be a frenzy of vaccinated individuals itching to get on board the first few flights into a post-COVID world.
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