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Australia at risk of losing the up to half of last 15 airlines still flying there

In an article posted by The Guardian on Friday March 26th, the point was raised that possibly half* of the remaining 15 airlines still operating flights with only 30-40 people per flight might cease flying to Australia. 

The board of airlines executive, Barry Abrams, is quoted in the article as saying a handful of the remaining airlines have said to him "they cannot be expected to keep operating passenger flights under such poor commercial and operational conditions"

The article raises a lot of points about how difficult it is to operate flights to Australia at the moment due to the frequent changing of the caps and other issues, and is well worth reading.


Australia needs to increase quarantine capacity and have stable much higher caps so that it doesn't lose the remaining few airlines that service it.

*28-3-21: corrected to specifically state the risk of loss as stated by the Board of Airline Representatives of Australia was potentially half of the Airlines servicing Australia

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