As travel restrictions begin to ease, Qantas and Jetstar are set to increase domestic their flying from July 1 with the addition of over 300 return flights per week. This equates to a 10 per cent capacity increase compared to the group’s current services. The airline said additional flights are expected to operate during July, depending on travel demand and border restrictions at the time.
“We are gradually adding flights in June as demand levels increase, which will go from 5 per cent of pre-crisis levels currently to 15 per cent by late June. We can quickly ramp up flying in time for the July school holidays if border restrictions have eased more by then.” said Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce.
The updated schedule is set to include:
- Additional services on capital city routes
- Increased intra-state services for NSW, WA, QLD, and SA
- The return of flights on eight routes not currently operated
- Flights from Sydney to Byron Bay will commence after being postponed due to COVID-19
You can find a state by state breakdown of The Qantas Group’s updated domestic schedule here.