British Airways is back in Sydney

British Airways has made its long-awaited return to Sydney, with the first flight touching down in Australia from London, via Singapore, for the first time in two years.

The route has been re-started on a daily basis with one of British Airways’ most fuel-efficient aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, and tickets are already in hot demand.

“British Airways has always had a strong link to Australia. For both business and leisure travellers, London is the major gateway for Europe and one of the most popular destinations for our customers down under,” said British Airways’ Head of Sales, Asia Pacific, Noella Ferns.

“Today we are thrilled to fly to Australia once again and play our part in reuniting families and friends with their loved ones, including two of our cabin crew members, Ross and Mark who are operating on this very special flight and reunited with their families in Sydney after two years apart.”

Sydney Airport CEO, Geoff Culbert, welcomed the return of British Airways to Australia.

“It’s terrific to welcome British Airways back to Sydney Airport as it resumes one of the most iconic routes in international aviation,” he said.

“The cultural, business and family connections between Australia and the UK run deep, and it will be great to see the Union flag tail on the BA aircraft back at SYD.

“Since the opening of our international border in February a number of international airlines have returned to Sydney and capacity is increasing – a welcome sight as we gradually climb out of the pandemic and put two years of pain behind us,” Culbert said.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management