AA averaging 21 passengers a day—wow! Do we think DL and UA are that low as well?
Most probably is because they have that pax allocation number by the Australian government, and I think now the number are being reduce on all airlines, so basically is a cargo flight and little repatriation also.
For starters, not completely botch the hotel quarantine operation who's success relies on the expense of life changing and often ruinous lockdowns when breaches occur. We shouldn't have needed this latest round of lockdowns if the virus hadn't breached our borders yet again, and we wouldn't need to be sticking to this utopian eradication goal if our population was vaccinated on par with other developed nations.
Responsibility for these two failures lands squarely on the Australian Federal Government.
Initially the strategy worked well, but they can't keep the country isolated forever, and sooner or later the virus will arrive, vaccination is key and in that aspect Australians they were very relax because the virus was at a very little level.
So then what do you do with the 34,000 Australians that appear to be stuck in another country that are trying to get back.
Clearly the Aussie politicians are not very worry about that, otherwise after more than a year they could have allow all of them back, 34000 is less than a 100 pax a day, they could easily make them quarantine in hotels, that for a long time were basically empty, it's the citizens who pay for it anyway, airplane fare, hotel quarantine, etc....