Qantas has removed the inventory for nearly all of its international flights until March 2021, according to a report from CNBC.
Last month, the Australian carrier had said it cancelled most of its international flights, other than some flights to New Zealand, up until late October due to low demand for travel and border restrictions around the world.
The carrier has now removed the inventory for international flight bookings, other than to New Zealand, from its website until March 2021.
Removing inventory means that the routes in question are no longer bookable, and typically comes before full cancellation, added the CNBC report. Previously booked flights have not been cancelled, according to the report.
The airline said last month that it is cutting some 6,000 jobs, about one fifth of its total workforce in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Qantas also said that it will ground around 100 aircraft for up to 12 months; some for longer.
In June, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said “it will take years before international flying returns to what it was”.
“We have to position ourselves for several years where revenue will be much lower. And that means becoming a smaller airline in the short term,” said Joyce.