By Bev Fearis, published 6/01/21
Qantas has brought forward sales of tickets to and from the UK due to the emergence of Covid vaccines.
The airline previously suspended flights to the UK and the US until October, saying it was unlikely flights would resume before the end of 2021, but has brought forward the date of ticket sales to July 1 as production of vaccines ramps up.
The start date of international flights is subject to the relaxation of border controls and the progress of the vaccination rollout.
“We continue to review and update our international schedule in response to the developing Covid-19 situation,” said Qantas.
“We have aligned the selling of our international services to reflect our expectation that international travel will begin to restart from July 2021.”
Last year Qantas CEO Alan Joyce predicted a future where only those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 would be allowed to board international flights.
In an interview on Australian TV, Joyce said Qantas would require international passengers to prove they have been vaccinated in order to board its flights.
“I think that’s going to be a common thing talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe,” he added.