Qantas is among the ASX travel shares gaining today…
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The Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) share price is gaining this morning, despite no news having been released by the company.
However, the ASX 200 travel giant isn’t alone in the green. Many of its peers are also seeing gains this morning amid news Victoria and South Australia are preparing to end their lockdowns.
Right now, the Qantas share price is $4.72, 2.61% higher than its previous close.
That’s particularly impressive when compared to the broader market.
Let’s take a closer look at the Qantas share price’s moves today.
Lockdowns ending, ASX 200 travel shares up
While Sydney is still in the midst of a battle against COVID-19’s delta strain, Victoria and South Australia are set to gain a semblance of normality from midnight tonight.
Whether the good news for the 2 southern states is reflecting in the Qantas share price isn’t clear.
However, Qantas isn’t alone in having a good day on the ASX. The airline’s ASX 200 travel peers are also being boosted higher.
Unsurprisingly, the Sydney Airport Holdings Pty Ltd (ASX: SYD) share price isn’t taking part in today’s sea of green. It’s down 0.38% at the time of writing.
Qantas share price snapshot
Despite today’s gains, the Qantas share price isn’t out of the red yet.
Right now, shares in Qantas are trading for 3.4% less than they were at the start of 2021. However, they are going for 28.8% more than they were this time last year.
The airline has a market capitalisation of around $8.6 billion, with approximately 1.8 billion shares outstanding.
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