Travel boost: British Airways makes triumphant return to Sydney

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

The route was restarted daily with one of British Airways’ most fuel-efficient aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, and tickets are already in high demand.

“British Airways has always had a strong connection to Australia. For business and leisure travellers, London is the main gateway to Europe and one of the most popular destinations for our customers,” said Noella Ferns, British Airways sales manager for Asia-Pacific.

“Today we are delighted to be flying back to Australia again and playing our part in reuniting families and friends with their loved ones, including two of our cabin crew, Ross and Mark, who operate on this very special flight and have been reunited with their families in Sydney after two years apart.

Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert has welcomed British Airways’ return to Australia.

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

“The cultural, business and family ties between Australia and the UK run deep, and it will be great to see the tail of the Union Flag on the BA plane back to SYD.

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

Peter M. Doran