The transfer is according to the lifting of Australia’s abroad journey ban, which was resulting from finish on September 17 however has been delayed by three months.
In an electronic mail to its prospects, Qantas mentioned: “With vaccinations persevering with to roll out throughout Australia, we’re on the point of reunite our prospects with their household, mates, colleagues and favorite locations across the globe.”
In a press release in August, Qantas mentioned the power to fly continuous between Australia and London is “anticipated to be in even increased demand post-Covid”.
The airline is investigating utilizing Darwin as a transit level, which has been Qantas’ principal entry for repatriation flights, instead (or as well as) to its current Perth hub given conservative border insurance policies in Western Australia.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced the transfer, in a press convention in Canberra, simply days after his nation additionally secured 500,000 about-to-expire Pfizer doses from Singapore.
“The aircraft is on the tarmac now. It will likely be leaving tomorrow,” Mr Morrison mentioned.
“These doses can be coming over the course of the following few weeks, which is able to see us double the Pfizer doses that we have now throughout September.
“This implies from Downing Avenue to Down Underneath, we’re doubling down on what the Pfizer doses are right here in Australia this month.”
Australia has one of many slowest vaccine rollouts amongst rich international locations, with simply 36.four per cent of individuals over the age of 16 totally vaccinated, in response to the Australian Immunisation Register.