After awesome news about NSW opening its borders to VIC on 23 November, Qantas and Jetstar have added thousands of flights between the states to their schedule, ready for summer.
From 23 November, Qantas and Jetstar will operate more than 250 flights per week across five routes, offering travellers 48,000 seats between the Victoria and New South Wales.
This compares with just ten return flights per week operating between Melbourne and Sydney (the only route currently operating between NSW and VIC).
Get. Ready. For. Summer.
“November 23 will be a day many people will now be looking forward to. It’s exciting for the family and friends who can finally be reunited after months apart.”
Andrew David, Qantas Domestic & International CEO
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The flights will see the Qantas Group’s overall domestic capacity increase from around 30 per cent per cent of pre-COVID levels to just under 40 per cent from late November, with more aircraft ‘woken up’ and more employees returning to work to support the additional flying.
YAY to that!
From 23 November, Qantas will fly:
- Melbourne – Sydney (with 75 weekly flights)
- Mildura – Sydney (with 4 weekly flights)
- Bendigo – Sydney (with 5 weekly flights beginning on 7 December)
and Jetstar will fly:
- Melbourne – Sydney (with 42 weekly flights)
- Melbourne – Ballina (with 5 weekly flights)
- Melbourne – Newcastle (with 10 weekly flights)
Both carriers will also look to add more flights if there is sufficient demand.
If you’re still a tad concerted about booking, the two airlines have introduced a number of initiatives to help you to book with greater flexibility, including allowing a flight to be moved free of charge, as well as introducing additional health and safety measures through its Fly Well program.
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