not opening for the next YEAR!?!!? feels like madness to me, even jobkeeper only looks at late march
just makes me wonder what they have based this on, if they have been told reliably that international flights wont resume until oct next year then we should be told about this, i booked a trip in june next year months agoWell I guess a huge majority of their business is linked to international flights of which there will be almost nothing for the foreseeable future until a vaccine....
We'll be lucky to have free movement & non quarantine travel to NZ by mid next year I reckon, all the talk about end of this year is just that - talk.just makes me wonder what they have based this on, if they have been told reliably that international flights wont resume until oct next year then we should be told about this, i booked a trip in june next year months ago
Gives Qantas some business both international and domestic
Given Q quite happily left Australians high & dry by cancelling all international flights from June 8th - it is hard to see why Q should be rewarded so handsomely. If the media release is accurate then Q stands to make around 3x per flight what it did in pre-CV times - underwritten by the Federal Govt.
Meanwhile all the international airlines that the Fed Govt has been penalising by introducing per flight carriage caps - operating at losses in many cases - get nothing? Guess we will never see a Federal ICAC...
I wonder what the tender arrangements are for these flights? Or perhaps there is a list of approved suppliers which have previously gone though a tender process?
No tenders required, just largesse toWould tender arrangements be in place? The government is not paying for the flights, just underwriting any losses, noting passengers from LHR are paying typical return economy fares for a one way economy seat.
Vaccine in production in Belgium pending final approvals. NHS preparing to start vaccinations around Christmas time: Pfizer video sparks hope COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by December
Christmas Miracle then. Please let it be so.Vaccine in production in Belgium pending final approvals. NHS preparing to start vaccinations around Christmas time: Pfizer video sparks hope COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by December
So what's with the timeline of late 2021 for Australia's mass vaccination ? We haven't got a massive population compared to other countries so if one assumes 2 months to manufacture 20 mill doses, that puts vaccination around April next year.
I know this topic has been discussed to death but would international travel be restarting when vaccination commences ? Or when vaccine shows a decrease in covid numbers ?
There is a HUGE difference between those two timeframes. If vaccine approved and starts getting administered, looking at maybe Easter 2021 but if they are waiting for vaccine to be effective, god knows when that will happen. Vaccine is not a silver bullet and depending on effectiveness, it might not make that much of a difference in Australia.
Vaccine even at 50% efficacy will make a massive difference in Europe where there are thousands of cases a day but are unlikely to affect numbers here when it is like 2 cases a day.
That brings to my next point - Travel to low risk countries. Countries like Vietnam and Singapore are preparing to re open travel selectively irrespective of vaccine. So maybe the biggest effectiveness for vaccines on travel will be Europe/USA.