International network changes

The Federal Government has revised its anticipated timeline for the completion of Australia's vaccine rollout to end-2021 and its timeline for significantly reopening our international borders to mid-2022.

In light of these two dates, we'll adjust our planned international flights from end-October to late December 2021. Our flights between Australia and New Zealand are unchanged. We remain optimistic that additional bubbles will open once Australia's vaccine rollout is complete to countries who, by then, are in a similar position, but it's difficult to predict which ones at this stage.

We will keep reviewing these plans as we move towards December and circumstances evolve.

If you have an existing booking for an international flight between 31 October and 19 December 2021, we'll be in contact from 24 May 2021 to provide you with a number of options, including a refund for any flights cancelled by us. Don't take any action and wait to hear from us with the options available to you. You can choose to cancel your flight yourself. However, if you do, you may be charged a cancellation fee in accordance with your fare rules.

Last updated: 18 May 2021

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Due to high demand, we're experiencing some delays in call wait times and the processing of Flight Credits, refunds and other options.

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Due to high demand, we ask for you to wait to be contacted unless your travel is imminent.

If you have an existing booking for an international flight that is impacted by schedule changes, we'll contact you as soon as possible and provide you with a number of options, including a refund for any flights cancelled by us. You don’t need to do anything, and you won’t be charged any cancellation fees. You can choose to cancel your flight yourself. However, if you do, you may be charged a cancellation fee in accordance with your fare rules.

We’ll continue to work closely with the Australian Federal Government around the reopening of borders to support COVID-safe international travel.

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When international flights resume, governments and airlines may introduce requirements for passengers to have proof of a COVID vaccination. For more information, read the press releaseOpens external site in a new window.