The first Qantas flight out of Australia following eased international border restrictions has finally arrived in London. VH-ZNI, nicknamed Kookaburra, landed at Heathrow at 6:33am local time on Tuesday.
The office also reported a strong uptake in the newly introduced digital International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel, with more than 717,500 certificates in the two weeks since the certificate was introduced.
Joyce clarified that by mid-2022, the airline will aim to be servicing all routes on its pre-COVID network, however with less frequency and smaller aircraft, before conditions improve into 2023.
QF1 is the first Qantas International flight to leave the country since the government lifted the national travel ban, and NSW, Victoria and the ACT all reopened their borders to fully-vaccinated Australians.
The latest updates as Australia's international travel ban lifts and Qantas readies for its first long-haul, commercial international flight since the start of the COVID crisis.
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