More than 32,000 Singapore Airlines tickets to go on sale today after NSW drops quarantine


by peter2

Posted on Oct. 16, 2021, 7:56 a.m.

London: More than 32,000 Singapore Airlines tickets for flights between Singapore and Sydney before Christmas will go on sale this afternoon, following NSW’s decision to drop quarantine for fully vaccinated citizens, residents and their immediate family.

The changes, which spell the beginning of the end of the strict border bans and hotel quarantine requirements, come into effect from November 1, with Premier Dominic Perrottet declaring that NSW was leading the nation out of the pandemic with the move.

Australia’s borders have been closed since March 2020 and since July last year a system of caps on the number of hotel quarantine spaces has led to tens of thousands of Australians being locked outside the country.

There are currently 40,000 Australians registered with DFAT as trying to get home.

Perrottet is the first state leader to lift the caps imposed on the number of people who can enter the country in a single week.

Carriers responded immediately. Singapore Airlines, which has been operating during the entire pandemic, said tickets for 17 weekly flights between Sydney and Changi would go on sale this afternoon.

This amounts to nearly 5000 new seats per week.

But Louis Arul from Singapore Airlines said there were still many outstanding issues that need to be resolved with just 16 days to go.

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