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Podcast: International travel creeps closer, but are we ready?

written by Robyn Tongol | September 22, 2021
An April 2015 image of Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EEF taking off from Sydney Airport. (Seth Jaworski)
Emirates and Qantas Airbus A380s pictured at Sydney Airport (Seth Jaworski)

As Victoria and NSW’s long lockdowns linger on, the aviation industry is quietly readying itself for the quicker-than-thought return of international travel.

In this week’s episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, Adam Thorn and Hannah Dowling ask if the industry is prepared to get planes flying again, with confusion over how COVID-safe protocols will work.

And with foreign airlines circling to snap up locked-down Aussie aviation workers, does the industry have a plan to keep hold of its best people?

Finally, the pair discuss the future of vaccine passports as Rex opts in as the UK opts out.
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Comments (2)

  • Dave


    I am hoping to travel out of Australia, but l wont plan anything yet as l have a bad feeling that the airlines are going to gouge us, headed by Qantas. I will wait until the fares come down. Also, during this crisis, l have lost all respect for Qantas since they have shown their true colours.

  • Our current Fed. Govt. are an incompetent bunch and are extremely slow to get anything done. Progress in relation to opening up again to even outbound travel and getting all protocols and procedures ready or in place seems either real slow or non-existent. I hear Singapore Airlines / Scoot are keen to know what is going on ….

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