Qantas Airways Ltd  expects to reach more than 115% of pre-COVID domestic capacity levels by April as Australian state borders open, Chief Executive Alan Joyce said on Tuesday.

"Domestically we are seeing huge demand when borders open," he said at a CAPA Centre for aviation event. "We have seen a surge in 24 hours in the Queensland market alone."

Queensland on Monday brought forward the opening of its domestic borders to Dec. 13, from a previous estimate of Dec. 17.

(Reporting by Jamie Freed Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)