Clock ticks down to global trips from NSW

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NSW residents can begin jetsetting internationally in just over a week, as airlines prepare for huge demand once international travel resumes.

Clock ticks down to global trips from NSW
© Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS Qantas says there’s been huge booking demand since NSW announced quarantine-free travel.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the airline had seen a “phenomenal reaction” and “massive” demand in light of its decision to move forward flights. 

A large number of flights sold out in a few hours, and international sales have been exceeding domestic ones, he said on Friday.

The carrier will resume regular long-haul international services for the first time since March 2020 when a 787 leaves Sydney bound for London on November 1.  

Qantas flights out of Sydney to Singapore, Fiji, South Africa, Phuket and Bangkok were brought forward and will each resume by January. 

The decision was made possible by NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s call to walk away from quarantine for international arrivals from November 1, Mr Joyce said.

The CEO thanked Mr Perrottet on Friday for “moving to what every other global city in the world has moved to” – quarantine-free travel – “that has given NSW a leading advantage and has made NSW our gateway to the world.” 

The premier confirmed his intention to open up as quickly as possible, saying the resumption of international flights offered hope.

“There is change coming, and it’s a turning point in this pandemic,” Mr Perrottet said. 

NSW reported 345 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases on Friday, down slightly from the previous day.

Five people died, including a person in their 30s.

Some 482 are in hospital with COVID-19, including 125 in intensive care,  97 of whom are unvaccinated, NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Marianne Gale said on Friday.

More than 92 per cent of NSW residents aged 16 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with 83.7 per cent fully vaccinated by Thursday.

Meanwhile, NSW Education announced late on Friday evening seven schools have been closed with immediate effect ahead of deep-cleaning and contact tracing.

Staff and students from public schools at Albion Park, Auburn North, Curl Curl – including the Curly Kids out of school hours facility – Garden Suburbs, Green Hill, Hinchinbrook and Manning Gardens have been advised to self-isolate and follow NSW Health protocols. 

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