Reward rather than punishment is the motto of the Australian airline Qantas. Reward travelers with discounts and other incentives in the future if they are vaccinated against the Coronavirus. Among other things, aviation coupons and reward points are also set for Australian frequent flyers, airline chief Alan Joyce told Australian TV on Monday. 9 news.
In addition, special prizes will be withdrawn. “We’re going to give out ten ‘cool prizes,’ at least one in every state and territory,” Joyce said. Winners can travel for free on the entire network of routes for one year.
Only 10 percent were vaccinated
With the program, the airline wants to encourage more Australians to get vaccinated. Joyce called on other companies to follow in Qantas’ lead. To date, only about 2% of the 25 million Australians have been fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Joyce confirmed that he hoped to resume some international calls to and from “Down Under” by the end of the year. Qantas is working with the government in Canberra and is already in the process of equipping aircraft to scratch and train their crews.
Closed since March 2020
Australia’s international borders have been closed in the wake of the pandemic since March 2020, and exceptions are only available to people who live there and Australian citizens. So far, regular air traffic has only resumed with New Zealand. Both countries have had great success so far in combating the SARS-CoV-2 virus.