Hawaiian Airlines will resume flights between Honolulu and Sydney in December
Hawaiian Airlines will resume five weekly flights between Honolulu and Sydney, Australia in December, the first restoration of service since the March 2020 pandemic.
The new service begins on December 13 with Flight 451, which departs from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu at 11:50 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays and arrives at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Australia at around 7.45 p.m. the next day .
As of December 15, Flight 452 will depart Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday at 9:40 p.m. with a scheduled arrival in Honolulu at 10:35 a.m. in Sydney.
Andrew Stanbury, Hawaiian Airlines Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, said, âWe are delighted to reconnect Hawaii and Australia and have been encouraged by the public response to Australia’s national vaccination program, which enables the reopening of the borders
“Hawaii is an extremely popular vacation destination for Australians, and we know that many people have been eagerly waiting to take a Hawaiian vacation,” he added. “We look forward to welcoming our guests safely back on board to enjoy the authentic hospitality that we know, love our guests and that we have missed.”
This latest restoration of Hawaiian service follows an announcement by Hawaii Governor David Ige last week that Hawaii would welcome vaccinated travelers for non-essential travel starting November 1.
Currently, only Australian citizens and returning residents and their immediate family members are allowed to enter Australia without exception.
The US government has decided that from November 8th, international arrivals with proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 will be allowed to enter the US. Test within three days of departure. However, it is still unclear whether Hawaii plans to align its requirements for international travelers with federal requirements.
Currently, Hawaii only allows international travelers from Japan, South Korea, Canada or French Polynesia to submit tests from Trusted Testing Partners to bypass the state’s 10-day traveler quarantine. 19 in the United States or US Territories.
Hawaiian said it launched its Sydney-Honolulu service in May 2004 and maintained its position as the leading destination airline for travel to Hawaii via New South Wales. The airline’s service between Honolulu and Brisbane Airport (BNE), which was launched three times a week in November 2012, will remain on hold.