Qantas and Jetstar will operate more than 65 additional return flights from Perth to Melbourne and Sydney each week following the Western Australian Government’s decision to ease border restrictions.
Get excited… because as of next Tuesday, December 8th, Western Australia will reopen its border to New South Wales and Victoria, allowing travellers from both states to spend Christmas in the West quarantine-free and vice versa.
To celebrate the great news, Qantas and Jetstar will be taking to the skies once more with 65 additional return flights a week from Perth to Melbourne and Sydney.
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The extra flights commence from 14 December compare with just nine return flights currently operated by the airlines each week.
Qantas flights to Perth from Sydney and Melbourne are increasing from around five per week to almost five times daily.
Both airlines will look to add further flights from 8 December.
The Qantas Club at Perth Airport will reopen in early December, joining the Business Lounge which is already open.
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Qantas has introduced a number of initiatives to help customers 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.
“This is news that many families and tourism operators have been waiting so long to hear, but they don’t want borders shutting again when there is a temporary spike in one state or another.
Alan Joyce, Qantas Group CEO
All travellers heading to WA Travellers must complete a G2G pass declaration stipulating they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions they have been in for the past 14 days.
For all of Western Australia’s current border restrictions, head to: www.wa.gov.au
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