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Hundreds of aviation workers return to work as trans-Tasman bubble takes off

Hundreds of people in the aviation industry have returned to work as planes return to the sky following the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble on Monday. 

For the first time in a year, Australians will be able to enter New Zealand without having to quarantine. 

Speaking to Sky News on Monday, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said “that’s why you’ve got such excitement, people getting their first international trip, people that are working again for the first time in a long time getting back into the airport, so we couldn’t be more happier.” 

Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans also commented on the opening, saying “it is a big step in the right direction” as his airline would be crewing from “both sides of the Tasman.” 

Qantas, Jetstar and Air New Zealand will be putting on additional services as thousands of people are rushing to reunite with family and friends across the Tasman. 

“For all of the ribbing that we give one another we have genuinely missed our Australian cousins,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. 

Meanwhile, the government has hinted Singapore could be the next addition to the travel bubble. 

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack told Sky News “we started those discussions some weeks ago between the departments of the transport ministries of both countries, so we’re in those talks now”. 

“But you know as the vaccine rolls out here and elsewhere it’s important to know that we’ve got that confidence for people to be able to travel to and fro and not to have to go through the quarantine situation.”

Hundreds of people in the aviation industry have returned to work as planes return to the sky following the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble on Monday.

For the first time in a year, Australians will be able to enter New Zealand without having to quarantine.

Speaking to Sky News on Monday, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said “that’s why you’ve got such excitement, people getting their first international trip, people that are working again for the first time in a long time getting back into the airport, so we couldn’t be more happier.”

Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans also commented on the opening, saying “it is a big step in the right direction” as his airline would be crewing from “both sides of the Tasman.”

Qantas, Jetstar and Air New Zealand will be putting on additional services as thousands of people are rushing to reunite with family and friends across the Tasman.

“For all of the ribbing that we give one another we have genuinely missed our Australian cousins,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

Meanwhile, the government has hinted Singapore could be the next addition to the travel bubble.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack told Sky News “we started those discussions some weeks ago between the departments of the transport ministries of both countries, so we’re in those talks now”.

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“But you know as the vaccine rolls out here and elsewhere it’s important to know that we’ve got that confidence for people to be able to travel to and fro and not to have to go through the quarantine situation.”

Hundreds of people in the aviation industry have returned to work as planes return to the sky following the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble on Monday.

For the first time in a year, Australians will be able to enter New Zealand without having to quarantine.

Speaking to Sky News on Monday, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said “that’s why you’ve got such excitement, people getting their first international trip, people that are working again for the first time in a long time getting back into the airport, so we couldn’t be more happier.”

Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans also commented on the opening, saying “it is a big step in the right direction” as his airline would be crewing from “both sides of the Tasman.”

Qantas, Jetstar and Air New Zealand will be putting on additional services as thousands of people are rushing to reunite with family and friends across the Tasman.

“For all of the ribbing that we give one another we have genuinely missed our Australian cousins,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

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Meanwhile, the government has hinted Singapore could be the next addition to the travel bubble.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack told Sky News “we started those discussions some weeks ago between the departments of the transport ministries of both countries, so we’re in those talks now”.

“But you know as the vaccine rolls out here and elsewhere it’s important to know that we’ve got that confidence for people to be able to travel to and fro and not to have to go through the quarantine situation.”

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