In more promising news for Canberra Airport this week, a partnership with Alliance Airlines will see two new routes connecting Canberra to the Sunshine Coast and onto Cairns from next month.
Qantas will increase flights between the ACT and Queensland following the lifting of border restrictions, including introducing a new seasonal route between Canberra and the Gold Coast.
The historic bond between the AFL grand final and the MCG is yet another casualty of 2020, after an announcement the event will be played at the Gabba (Brisbane Cricket Ground) in Queensland this year.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk this morning announced her state will close its borders to NSW and the ACT residents from 1am Saturday 8 August.
Three weekly return Canberra to Adelaide direct flights will start this week, while it remains unknown when the SA border will open to ACT residents.