Air travel demand is higher than ever in Australia, Jetstar says


Qantas Airways Ltd.’s low-cost provider Jetstar mentioned it’ll function a report variety of flights in Australia early subsequent yr as demand rebounds to higher than pre-pandemic ranges.

With fewer than 50 lively Covid-19 circumstances, Australia is experiencing a home vacation growth as inner travel restrictions ease. The scale of the restoration suggests air passenger site visitors, which has been smashed globally by the disaster, can rapidly get well if the specter of an infection subsides.

Jetstar mentioned Tuesday it plans an unprecedented 850 return flights per week on 55 routes by the tip of March, extra than 110% of its schedule earlier than Covid-19. Airbus SE A320 planes that normally fly to Bali, Singapore and different abroad locations will function the additional companies.

Jetstar is stoking demand for flights from mid-January onward with a sale of 300,000 seats, a few of them as low-cost as A$29 ($22). Almost 90% of Australians plan to travel domestically in 2021, the airline mentioned, citing its personal survey of 1,500 folks.

(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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