- Jun 23, 2016
Yep, just this morning a Qantas CHC-BNE flight I had booked in October was officially canceled.But it doesn't sound like they're planning to actually resume quarantine-free flights to New Zealand in September.
Air NZ have been causing this... they told everyone 2 days ago that NZ->WA flights would resume from Sunday but weren't very clear that it was low risk flights (involving 14 days of home isolation). The next day (yesterday) the WA gov changed NZ to a medium risk. Air NZ has now told everyone the first NZ->WA flight will be 1 September.It was reported on the news here in NZ the other night that WA had changed their classification for NZ to "very low risk", not sure what that was about - they must have gotten it wrong.
What everyone is forgetting (specifically Air NZ) is that the bubble is now paused both ways, whilst the WA govt may allow people in from NZ as a medium risk, the AU federal gov is suspending all quaratine free flights from NZ to AU on a rolling basis (and this is unlikely to be lifted until NZ gets everywhere under control).
The other thing I can't understand is why Air NZ has been publishing almost daily updates about NZ->WA flights but nothing about flights from NZ into NSW/QLD/VIC.