Qantas will triple its weekly return flights between Dubbo and Sydney by the end of June, a resumption in response to the easing of domestic COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The airline confirmed it will take to the skies for six weekly return flights between the two ports, up from the mere two it is currently providing.
Across its whole domestic and regional network, the additional services will see capacity increase from 5 per cent of pre-coronavirus levels, to 15 per cent by the end of June, the company reports.
This equates to more than 300 more return flights per week, it said.
Additional flights will "likely operate during July depending on travel demand and further relaxation of state borders", with the ability to increase to up to 40 per cent of the group's pre-crisis domestic capacity by the end of July, the airline reports.
The Tamworth-Sydney and Wagga Wagga-Sydney routes will also increase from two to six weekly return flights.
It's a step forward after the COVID-19 pandemic slammed the aviation industry, with Qantas and Jetstar standing down the majority of its 30,000 employees in March.
In April the Flying Kangaroo started a loop from Tamworth to Dubbo to Sydney in a bid to maintain some sort of weekly service during the pandemic.
As part of the group's 'Fly Well' program, Qantas and Jetstar will have a range of measures in place from June 12 to ensure a safe environment at airports and onboard aircraft and to give customers extra peace of mind, the company reports.
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This includes contactless check-in, enhanced cleaning, and masks and sanitising wipes provided to all customers.
As a result of the additional flying, both airlines will be standing up more employees to operate and support these services.
However, given the group network remains significantly below pre-coronavirus levels, the majority of Qantas Group employees will remain stood down.
"We know there is a lot of pent-up demand for air travel and we are already seeing a big increase in customers booking and planning flights in the weeks and months ahead," Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said.
"We are gradually adding flights in June as demand levels increase, which will go from 5 per cent of pre-crisis levels currently to 15 per cent by late June.
"We can quickly ramp up flying in time for the July school holidays if border restrictions have eased more by then.
"Normally, we plan our capacity months in advance, but in the current climate we need to be flexible to respond to changing restrictions and demand levels.
"The one million people who work in tourism around Australia have been really hurting over the past few months.
"These additional flights are an important first step to help get more people out into communities that rely on tourism and bring a much-needed boost to local businesses.
"Customers will notice a number of differences when they fly, such as masks and sanitising wipes, and we'll be sending out information before their flight so they know exactly what to expect and have some extra peace of mind.
"Importantly, the Australian government's medical experts have said the risk of contracting coronavirus on an aircraft is low."
NSW's regional travel ban ended on Monday and tourism attractions including Taronga Western Plains Zoo have reopened to the public.