- Jun 23, 2016
I'd say he's just being a bit too optimistic at this stage however I can see where the optimism is coming from. If you'd told AJ 12 months ago that JQd would be facing an aircraft shortage in 12 months' time I don't think he'd believe you.@mivy If my internet searches are correct Mr Joyce has come from a marketing background so any spin such as this should be taken with a grain of salt.
People are wanting to travel (and right now domestic/TT is the only option) but QF wants to be prepared to this the ground running when international travel does become an option otherwise they're going to be demolished by foreign carriers.
I can't really remember what happened in other states but here in Queensland we had our lockdown and it eased with a roadmap ~every 4 weeks. The plan was to allow intrastate travel on 10 July however that was brought forward to 1 June and for the month of June it was impossible to get any flights to CNS/TSV from BNE because they were just operating 4-5 services per week. I don't think the QF group wants to find themselves in a position like that ever again.