International flights into Melbourne

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Member since 02 May 2016

Total posts 29

Is there anyone here with any inside knowledge on potential restart of flights into Melbourne? I have flights booked for August and trying to determine do I hold out a bit longer or change the ticket now into Sydney.

Kinda hoping they may restart say August 1st or something.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2011

Total posts 234

Nobody knows for sure, but considering we seem to be unable to get on top of the numbers I would suggest unlikely to see flights beginning this month.


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Aug 2017

Total posts 181

No-one knows, of course, not even the people in government who will make the decision. The current six-week lockdown ends on August 19. If all goes well, I would expect flights to resume some time after that. It would be a surprise if flights resumed sooner, unless daily case numbers fall to near zero.


Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 79

With all states now reducing their arrivals, you'd probably be smart to grab an arrival slot whilst you can. It is unlikely MEL will be restart international arrivals before the end of September.


Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 322

You also need to be prepared that the flight you book to anywhere in Australia may be cancelled (especially if passenger numbers are limited further) so it could take multiple attempts to successfully get a flight home.

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