Qantas has cut all international flights except to New Zealand until at least October, prompting Flight Centre MD Graham Turner to say the situation is a “mess” and will “only get worse” for tourism.
Australia’s largest airline confirmed the move after Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said it’s likely the Australian border will remain sealed for the rest of 2020.
A Qantas spokesperson today told AAP all international flights have now been cancelled apart some scheduled trans-Tasman services, but will review if the border to other countries reopens.
Flight Centre MD Graham Turner described the situation as a “mess” and predicted further hard times head.
“It’s bad enough now but it is only going to get worse,” Mr Turner said in an interview on the Today Show.
“Our main thing is we want some decisions made, we need some certainty.