Qantas may cancel all international flights except for the New Zealand routes by 2021.
Australia’s national airline has pulled all international inventory through March 28 next year, Bar NZ, Qantas confirmed today to nine.com.au.
Drawing inventory does not mean that flights have been canceled, but is considered a precursor to mass cancellations in the industry.
Qantas has removed all international flights from its website into next year, according to a report.
The only flights available to book on the Qantas website are with partner airlines, such as Emirates, British Airways, and Cathay Pacific.
Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, announced a possible bulk cancellation last month and said international flights would likely not return to actual size by July 2021.
Passengers whose flights have been canceled can receive refunds or travel vouchers.
Last month, Qantas confirmed it would shed 6000 jobs as part of a drastic three-year plan to slash costs by $15 billion.
Almost 15,000 other employees are left without pay or on forced leave.
The airline hopes that around half of these employees will return to work by the end of the year.
But the rest – mostly in the context of international operations – have no idea when they could get a regular income again.