Bei Qantas gibt es Pläne für die Rückkehr der Langstrecke …

Qantas hat heute Pläne für den Restart der Langstrecke vorgestellt. Das Projekt ist stark ambitioniert. Ab Dezember soll es losgehen.

Qantas beruft sich auf Restart Pläne der australischen Regierung:

“NATIONAL CABINET ‘PHASE C’ REOPENING PLAN
Triggered when vaccine rate among eligible Australians reaches 80 per cent
Highly targeted lockdowns only
No caps on returning vaccinated Australians
Lift all restrictions on outbound travel for vaccinated Australians
Extend travel bubble for unrestricted travel to new candidate countries
Gradual reopening of inward and outward international travel with safe countries and proportionate quarantine and reduced requirements for fully vaccinated inbound travellers”

Die Rückkehr der internationalen Langstrecke stellt man sich so vor:

“Gradual restart planned around National Cabinet’s phased reopening of international borders.
Current date of December 2021 remains in reach, based on pace of vaccine rollout.
Plans remain dependent on Government decisions in coming months, including future quarantine requirements.
Destinations with high vaccination rates are initial focus, including North America, UK, Singapore, Japan.
Early return of five A380s to meet high demand to Los Angeles and London from mid-2022.
Total of 10 A380s with upgraded cabins to return to service; two to be retired.
The Qantas Group has today provided more detail on preparations for restarting its international flights, with plans linked to the vaccine rollout in Australia and key overseas markets.
On current projections Australia is expected to reach National Cabinet’s ‘Phase C’ vaccination threshold of 80 per cent in December 2021, which would trigger the gradual reopening of international borders.

SUMMARY OF INTERNATIONAL RESTART PLANS
From mid-December 2021, flights would start from Australia to COVID-safe destinations, which are likely to include Singapore, the United States, Japan, United Kingdom and Canada using Boeing 787s, Airbus A330s, and 737s and A320s for services to Fiji.
Flights between Australia and New Zealand will be on sale for travel from mid-December 2021 on the assumption some or all parts of the two-way bubble will restart.
Qantas’ ability to fly non-stop between Australia and London is expected to be in even higher demand post-COVID. The airline is investigating using Darwin as a transit point, which has been Qantas’ main entry for repatriation flights, as an alternative (or in addition) to its existing Perth hub given conservative border policies in Western Australia. Discussions on this option are continuing.
Five A380s will return to service ahead of schedule. These would fly between Sydney and LA from July 2022, and between Sydney and London (via Singapore) from November 2022. The A380s work well
on these long-haul routes when there’s sufficient demand, and the high vaccination rates in both markets would underpin this.
Qantas will extend the range of its A330-200 aircraft to operate some trans-Pacific routes such as Brisbane-Los Angeles and Brisbane-San Francisco. This involves some technical changes that are now being finalised with Airbus.
Flights to Hong Kong will restart in February and the rest of the Qantas and Jetstar international network is planned to open up from April 2022, with capacity increasing gradually.
Qantas to take delivery of three 787-9s (new aircraft that have been in storage with Boeing) during FY23 to operate additional flights to key markets as demand increases.
Jetstar to take delivery of its first three Airbus A321neo LR aircraft from early FY23, the extended range of which will free up some of its 787s to be redeployed on other markets.
In total, 10 of Qantas’ A380s with upgraded interiors are expected to return to service by early 2024, with timing dependent on how quickly the market recovers. Two A380s will be retired.”

Zur Pressemitteilung: QANTAS GROUP OUTLINES STRATEGY FOR RESTARTING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS


In unseren Facebook Gruppen und Seiten mit über 80.000 Mitgliedern findet ein ständiger Austausch statt! – Vielflieger Lounge (8.500 Mitglieder) – Hilton Honors Community (15.000 Mitglieder) – Marriott Bonvoy Community (17.500 Mitglieder) – USA Reisen (11.000 Mitglieder) – IHG Rewards Lounge (1.300 Mitglieder) – World of Hyatt Lounge (800 Mitglieder) – Oneworld Frequent Flyer (1.250 Mitglieder) – American Express Platinum Karteninhaber (3.100 Mitglieder) – Miles and More Tipps&Tricks für Meilensammler (1.500 Mitglieder) – TheYHBU auf Facebook (19.000 Abonnenten)

Alle Deals täglich in deinem Postfach

Den Email Newsletter bestellen und keinen Deal mehr verpassen! Gesammelt alle Artikel easy als Email erhalten!

Perfekt! Alles klar. Du hat den Newsletter abonniert!