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Hawaiian Airlines to resume nonstop flights to Sydney, Australia

Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will resume nonstop flights to Sydney, Australia for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting 13th December 2021, Hawaiian Airlines will once again operate flights between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Flights will run 5-times-a-week with the following schedule:

  • Honolulu-Sydney
  • Departure time: 11:50
  • Arrival time: 19:45 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: HA451
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Sydney-Honolulu
  • Departure time: 21:40
  • Arrival time: 10:35
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: HA452
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

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Hawaiian will continue to operate flights to Sydney using its Airbus A330 aircraft featuring 18 lie-flat Premium Cabin seats, 68 Extra Comfort Class seats and 192 Main Cabin seats.

Andrew Stanbury, Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Hawaiian Airlines, said:

We are thrilled to reconnect Hawaiʻi and Australia and have been encouraged by the public’s response to Australia’s national vaccination program, enabling the reopening of borders. Hawaiʻi is a hugely popular holiday destination for Australians, and we know many people have been keenly waiting to take a Hawaiian vacation. We are looking forward to safely welcoming our guests back on board to enjoy the authentic hospitality we know our guests love and have missed.

Passengers flying from Sydney to Honolulu can easily connect to any of Hawaiian’s four Neighbor Island destinations as well as the carrier’s extensive U.S. domestic network of 16 destinations.

Currently, only Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an exemption. While entry requirements for the state of Hawaiʻi remain to be announced, Hawaiian states that it hopes that the state of Hawai‘i will align its requirements with U.S. government rules requiring international arrivals to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure effective 8th November 2021.

Hawaiian started flights to Sydney in May 2004. The carrier’s 3-weekly flights to Brisbane, which launched in November 2012, remain suspended.

Meanwhile, Hawaiian Airlines recently announced the resumption of flights to American Samoa.

Featured image by Hawaiian Airlines

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