Hawaiian Airlines resumes flights to Australia from DECEMBER — but holiday-hungry travelers — but don’t rush to pack your surfboards just yet
- Hawaiian Airlines will resume flights to Sydney and Brisbane from December
- The US airline has made it clear to customers that the flights are subject to change
- Graham Turner, Flight Center chief executive predicted international travel
- May resume in November to mainland Europe, Fiji, Canada and the US
Hawaiian Airlines is poised to resume flights to Australia – after an 18-month absence due to Covid-19.
According to the company’s website and Twitter account, flights to Sydney and Brisbane will restart from December 15.
The airline hopes to bring an Airbus A330 out of retirement to carry 68 passengers in economy comfort and business class.
But the American airline made it clear to customers that the flights Down Under are not a certainty given the lockdown and border restrictions.
Hawaiian Airlines resumes flights to Sydney and Brisbane on December 15 (pictured, a Hawaiian Airlines plane at Hilo International Airport)
“We are keeping our published schedule available for sale further afield, but we are constantly adjusting it based on the likelihood of our ability to serve the market,” Hawaiian Airlines said in a statement. Executive traveler.
“This has been the case throughout the pandemic as conditions evolve in each of our markets.
“We look forward to returning to Australia soon, but we don’t have a final date to announce yet.”
Users on Facebook were equally skeptical of the announcement, as one person wrote, “It will never happen. They sell tickets and then they have your money and you don’t get a flight.”
While another said: ‘I would check the refund policy very carefully. The hermitage is not yet open. Nothing official.”
But the airline confirmed that the flights were subject to change and were not confirmed due to the Covid-19 pandemic (photo, passengers at Brisbane Airport)
This announcement comes at a time when Graham Turner, chief executive of Flight Center, had predicted that Australians will fly to London by November.
He also claimed that mainland Europe, Fiji, Canada, the United States and Singapore could be on the map before Christmas.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that vaccination passports could be in the hands of holiday-hungry, fully-vaccinated Australians in a few months, when vaccination rates reach 80 percent.
But in a bizarre battle for borders, it appears that Sydneysiders may be able to travel abroad before entering the Sunshine State of Western Australia, which remains firmly closed to NSW.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said vaccine passports would be rolled out in a few months once vaccination coverage reaches 80 percent (pictured, passengers at Brisbane Airport)
Mr Turner said he expects Queensland and other parts of the country to have a harder time acclimating to the rest of the world.
“NSW has nothing to lose,” said the CEO.
“They have the infection. It doesn’t matter if they bring in more.’
The optimistic tour leader said travelers will likely only need to quarantine for two to five days on their return to Australia when international travel resumes – and it could even be at home.
NSW achieved nearly 47 percent vaccination on Monday, after the state registered 1,257 cases of Covid-19, up from 1,599 on Saturday.