The federal government will charter another 20 repatriation flights to bring home Australians stranded overseas.
The Federal government has scheduled an extra 20 flights to help Australians stranded overseas get home. It comes after Emirates cancelled all flights to Australia indefinitely, causing more heartbreak and frustration. @hughwhitfeld #7NEWS
Australians stranded overseas have been dealt another blow, with Emirates suspending services. Meanwhile, anger is mounting that families are stuck while sports stars get special treatment. #auspol | @ChloeBouras
Government to schedule 20 repatriation flights to bring stranded Australians home
Breaking: The federal government will charter 20 international flights to bring stranded Australians home, in addition to the flight caps already in place. Follow our live coverage:
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We apologise for unintentionally disclosing email addresses of stranded Australians we’re trying to help get home. No other personal information was disclosed. We want to get you home, and are working as hard as we can to do so.
There have been emotional scenes in Canberra today as Australians stranded overseas cried for help. Close to 35,000 Australians remain overseas with airlines accused of charging exorbitant fees for a return ticket. #auspol #7NEWS
Aiming to get stranded Australians home by the end of the year isn't good enough. Aus citizens & residents are effectively locked out of the country, often in desperate situations. Our gov must urgently increase quarantine capacity & end airline price gouging to get them home.
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