Qantas US-UK Flights are Likely to Remain on Hold

Qantas have said that long haul routes to UK and US are likely to remain on hold for at least another year

Qantas airline have said that the chances of resuming long haul uk-us flights within the next year look unlikely, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce announced at the company’s Annual General Meeting:

“For some of our big destinations like the United States and the UK, it’s going to need a vaccine given the high prevalence of the virus in both of those locations.

“It’s going to take some time to recover international travel back.”

The airline have reported a slow increase in the domestic market, but even at increase, it still only runs around 30% of its pre-pandemic levels.

“We’re expecting to see a boom in domestic tourism once more borders open up,” Joyce said.

Qantas are reported to have a loss of around A$100 million in the first quarter of the new fiscal year as a direct result of border closures.