BERLIN – British flag carrier British Airways will restart their London (LHR) to Sydney service in March following the opening of Australia to visitors starting February 21st.
This marks the very first time that Australia eases its border restrictions since March 2020.
The service will operate via Singapore and will be operated by 787-9 and 777-300ER aircraft. It will be operated 5 times a week and will be increased to a daily flight on April 1st.
Noella Ferns, British Airways head of sales for the Asia Pacific region said: “We can’t wait to welcome our customers back on board our Sydney to London flights and we will be honored to play our part in reuniting families and friends with their loved ones after such a long time apart,”
He also added that: “The safety of our customers and colleagues has always been at the heart of everything we do. We know some customers won’t have flown for a long time, and we can assure them we have a range of COVID-19 measures in place to provide stress and hassle-free travel.”
While BA already announced the return of one of their most popular routes to Australia, Qantas is still weighing on whether the nonstop Perth to London will return.
Last week the CEO of Qantas Alan Joyce said that they were hoping to kickstart the Perth to London route at the beginning of the year. He mentioned that they’re now unsure as Premier Marc McGowan is keeping the borders shut.
Following the ease of restrictions, many people will be keen on visiting Australia, as it now gets more attractive than ever within the past 2 years.