QANTAS flights in and out of Bendigo will return to normal earlier than expected after Victoria's government locked in key economic reopening details.
The national carrier has confirmed QantasLink flights to Sydney will return to daily services following the decision to dramatically reduce the number of trips to Bendigo because of lockdowns.
Since then, flights have been at a trickle.
Only two flights a week out of Bendigo are currently scheduled for every week through to early November.
Qantas has now revealed that will change dramatically from 5 November when daily flights will resume.
Bendigo is among many regional and metropolitan areas where the number of flights will take off.
They include the world's second busiest air route between Melbourne and Sydney, chief executive Alan Joyce said.
"[It] is great news for tourism as well as family and friends who can't wait to see each other again," he said.
"Get ready to see some emotional reunions at airports from late-October onwards."
Mr Joyce said flights within New South Wales will significantly increase from 25 October.
However, people flying by air both into that state and Victoria will still face challenges getting into Western Australia.
Qantas is delaying increasing flights into WA from both states to February based on border assumptions.
Internationally, many flights are still on track to gradually restart from 18 December 2021 onwards when Australia is expected to reach 80 per cent full vaccination targets.
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