The first international flights Aussies will be able to get a seat on when the border reopens have been revealed.
Short-haul overseas routes to Bali and the Pacific will be among the first to resume, Virgin Australia boss Jayne Hrdlicka says.
This will be followed by long-haul flights to Japan and the US.
The airline plans to resume flights to New Zealand under the trans-Tasman bubble in September despite travellers getting the green light for quarantine-free travel from Monday, April 19.
Ms Hrdlicka said Virgin was focused on increasing domestic travel capacity while issues with the bubble were ironed out.
“For New Zealand we have committed to and started to schedule flights for September,” she told ABC RN.
“But short-haul international, which includes the Pacific Islands and Bali, that is as … soon as the borders open.
“Then long-haul international, we are really looking forward to restarting that with a principal focus on Japan and the USA.”
Camera IconVirgin CEO Jayne Hrdlicka has opened up about the airline’s travel plans. NCA NewsWire / Sarah Marshall Credit: News Corp Australia
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