Qantas has announced that it will lease two Airbus A330-300 aircraft from fellow oneworld partner Finnair to expand internationally.
United Airlines, which has a strong focus on Australia, has announced that it is expanding its services to the island country while also boosting services to New Zealand including flights to a new destination.
United Airlines has announced the addition of Brisbane to its network, making it the third destination for United in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne. With this, United has become the first US airline to add a transpacific destination since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Singapore Airlines, one of the largest airlines flying into Australia, has announced that it is ramping up its operations to Australia as the demand for flights continues to surge.
Qantas has today confirmed its Airbus order for A350-1000, A321XLR and A220-300 aircraft as it was expected. The order marks the transition from an “all-Boeing airline” to a mixed “Airbus-Boeing” airline with Airbus becoming the leader in this.
Qantas and Jetstar have announced the resumption of flights to New Zealand from next month. The announcement comes after New Zealand confirmed that it will welcome all Australian travellers from 13th April 2022.
Air Canada has announced the resumption of flights to Australia. The airline has resumed flights to Sydney and will resume flights to Brisbane in July 2022.
Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, yesterday announced that it will reopen borders to fully vaccinated international travellers later this month.
The Qantas Group has confirmed that it has cut capacity and is adjusting flying levels to better match travel demand in light of the sudden growth in COVID-19 cases in Australia.
Emirates has announced that it is increasing its capacity on flights from Dubai to Australia, with the easing of local government restrictions on international travel.