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Home for Christmas: Family reunions on the cards as Qantas boosts flight capacity

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The aviation sector is celebrating the Prime Minister’s announcement international travel can resume as soon as next month.

Qantas Chief Technical Pilot Alex Passerini told Jim Wilson the mid-November resumption of flights will be welcome relief for his grounded colleagues, and Australians still stuck overseas.

[I’m] quite emotional to be honest, because we’re coming on two years since we started all of this, and … to have this announcement today is just brilliant.

“You’ll hear about [flights to] places like Hong Kong, Singapore, Vancouver … Fiji – there’s quite a long list [and] they all look pretty enticing.”

Many Australians abroad or with loved ones abroad will now be reunited for the holiday season.

“We’ve got more capacity to bring more [flights] online ahead of Christmas to get people where they want to be … that’s going to be the emotional part.”

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