Aussies must ‘hold on’ until economy can ‘bounce back’ from COVID

Former DFAT Australia-China Council specialist Andrew Phelan said Australians needed to “hold on for a little while” before things got back to normal in the economy.

It comes as Qantas and Jetstar have reduced capacity across their network.

Domestic flights have been reduced by 75% from pre-coronavirus levels, with international connections falling to 20%.

“I think what we need to do… is hang in there for a little while,” Mr Phelan told Sky News host Chris Smith.

“And then things will bounce back very quickly.

“Wait a little longer, and we’ll be out of this pretty soon, and people will start buying plane tickets again.”

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