Qantas has now told its cabin crew they must not leave their hotel rooms during 24-hour layovers, Australian Aviation can reveal.
The Australian Airports Association has said jobs are at risk after Qantas stopped airport rent payments and deferred aeronautical charges due to the coronavirus crisis.
Seven more Qantas crew members who worked on a flight from Chile to Sydney but didn’t undertake quarantine have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number to 11.
Virgin Australia ramped up its lobbying for a bailout by placing a full-page advert in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph warning of the dangers of a Qantas monopoly.
Four Qantas cabin crew who worked on a flight from Chile and were exempt from going into quarantine have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.