Qantas announced on Thursday that more than 300 return flights would be back in operation by the end of June, an increase of 10 per cent of pre-coronavirus levels, reports Xinhua news agency.
Qantas and Jetstar will increase their domestic and regional flights for June and July, as travel restrictions start to ease in Australia.
Qantas Airways (QAN) is readying to ramp up its domestic flights to a 40 per cent capacity by the end of July.
Qantas and low-priced arm Jetstar are adding flights from Sydney to Ballina, near the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay in the state's north, with Jetstar advertising flexible one-way sale fares from A$35 (US$24.13).
Increased intra-state flights for Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.
Group ceo Alan Joyce says the carrier will be agile and will bring back staff who now are stood down as it restores flights to capital cities and regional centres.
This will include contactless check-in, enhanced cleaning and masks and sanitising wipes for all customers.
Jetstar today launched a "Get away, close to home" fare sale, that included flights from Mackay to Brisbane and Whitsunday Coast to Brisbane from $39.
Air New Zealand said it plans to operate around 55 percent of its usual domestic capacity (compared to pre-COVID-19 levels) during July and August. "Further flights will be added in July, in time for the school holidays, as states open their borders".
"Normally, we plan our capacity months in advance, but in the current climate we need to be flexible to respond to changing restrictions and demand levels", Joyce said in a media release on June 4.
FLYING HIGH: Qantas is looking to increase its now 5 per cent capacity up to 15 per cent by the end of June.
Qantas and Jetstar are gearing up to resume taking people all across Australia from this month.
Regional areas including Broome, Cairns and Rockhampton will see a significant boost in weekly flights as part of the new schedules.
Travellers should be aware that all bookings made by June 30 for travel between June 12 and October 31 will allow people to change the date of their flights once without paying a change fee. Classic Reward seats are available to book across Australia, including during school holiday periods.