By: Air Traveller PH Staff
Qantas has announced the suspension of all its international flights beginning end of March until end May 2020 amid the aggressive spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This include all regularly scheduled Qantas and Jetstar flights from Australia.
However some flights may continue in order to maintain key links, based on ongoing discussions with the Federal Government, based on a report by AirLive.
This means that more than 150 Qantas and Jetstar aircraft will be grounded which consists of all its A380 superjumbos. Qantas also operates Boeing 747-400ERs, Boeing 787-9 and 787-8 for Jetstar. The airline is in discussion with the government and airports about parking these aircraft.
Qantas' frieghter fleet will continue to be utilized for the transportation of goods and some aircraft used for domestic operations will fly cargo services to make-up for the lost capacity from regular scheduled services.
Many airlines around the world have used their passenger aircraft to fly cargo around the world in order to replace the lost capacity brought by travel restrictions and bans around the world to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.