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The CEO of Qantas, Alan Joyce, has said flights to international destinations will not resume until a vaccine has become available and that flights to Europe and the US, where the virus is currently running out of control, unlikely until at least the end of 2021.

However, there is still hope for some overseas travel in the not too distant future, with Joyce suggesting that the Australian government broker travel bubbles with other nations, similar to the one currently in place, albeit one way at present, with New Zealand.

Qantas CEO says "We will not fly to Europe or the US until the end of 2021" 1
Australia to New Zealand bubble.

These travel bubbles could be established with countries that have managed to contain the virus, such as South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

“We haven’t flown to Korea or Taiwan in decades, but we’d put services back into the destinations if we could,” the CEO said.

The CEO’s announcement comes as Qantas today celebrates its 100 year anniversary, as previously reported by Greek City Times.

100 years of Qantas: Greek roots CEO
100 years of Qantas.

The popular airline celebrated the milestone with a scenic flight over Sydney Harbour, but did you know that the ‘flying kangaroo’ had Greek names on its first planes?

‘Perseus’, ‘Pegasus’, ‘Atalanta’, ‘Hermes’ and ‘Hippomenes’ were the names of the first five aircraft.

 

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