Hawaiian Air Temporarily Halts Service to Australia and New Zealand

By Anna Breuer on 15 March 2020
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Hawaiian Airlines said Sunday it plans to temporarily suspend service linking Honolulu and Sydney, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand.  The move, the airline said, comes after new government entry restrictions that were imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak in those countries.

Both the New Zealand and Australian governments imposed a 14-day self-isolation period upon entry to either country.

“We respect the efforts of our Australian and New Zealand neighbors to institute stringent public health measures, and we remain dedicated to resuming our service,” said Theo Panagiotoulias, the airline’s senior vice president for global sales.

The Honolulu-based airline operates non-stop service between Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and Sydney Airport five times per week.  It will pause that service after the conclusion of the Sydney-Honolulu flight on March 22.  The thrice-weekly service between Honolulu and Brisbane Airport will temporarily stop after the Brisbane-Honolulu flight on March 23.

Hawaiian also operates thrice-weekly service from Honolulu to Auckland Airport. That service will stop on a temporary basis after the operation of the Auckland-Honolulu flight on March 22.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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