Airlines Are Back in Business

In response to the lifting of health restrictions in the world, airlines have resumed almost entirely their operations. And to attract travellers, they have launched outstanding offers. Qantas Group has reopened its route to Japan; five Australian cities will benefit from deals to Tokyo and Osaka. Its London-New York route will resume in June 2023.

Jetstar Airways 

Singapore and Phuket flights resumed last year after Jetstar Airways had to halt its flight operations due to the pandemic. Phuket has always been a popular choice for most low-cost airline passengers.

With the gradual easing of health restrictions worldwide, Thailand and Singapore have established bilateral rules to manage vaccination status and quarantine before reopening flights. It’s still a requirement to be fully vaccinated.

Jetstar plane takes off
© Jetstar

Jetstar Airways operates five times a week between Phuket and Singapore. And will run daily from November onwards.

For Singapore Children’s Days, the Airlines have decided to offer a family trip from Singapore to Phuket. 

The competition runs until 16 October and is relatively simple, as Singapore residents need only follow the low-cost carrier’s social media pages on Facebook and Instagram. Participants must comment, in 35 words or less, on what their child would want for a “dream holiday” and tag three friends in their comments. Participants can also submit a drawing of their child’s dream holiday to earn extra points.

“COVID-19 has been part of our lives for almost three years, and the lockdown may have represented half of the lives of young travellers! This Children’s Day, we want to help families make up for lost time and remind children how big the world is and how much bigger they can dream when they travel and explore.” Vicky Wang, Regional Marketing Manager for Southeast Asia

Air France

Air France offers the chance to win a trip for two to New York. It launched the Air France quiz on September 26, 2022, in which you will have to test your knowledge. This competition is only open to people living in France, Germany, Canada, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, the United States, and Switzerland. The deadline for participation is November 6, 2022.

New York City Skyline Project Sunrise
© New York

Hong Kong

After more than two years of restrictions due to COVID-19, Hong Kong welcomes the return of tourists with a bang. It is one of the strictest cities in the world when it comes to health restrictions. International travellers had to spend 21 days in a hotel room at their own expense, with only Hong Kong residents allowed in. The Hong Kong authority lifted the restrictions on September 26, 2022.

Hong Kong skyline by Wkc Chen
© Hong Kong

The government is offering 500,000 free airline tickets to boost the aviation sector.

At the same time, the authority announced free tickets for residents and international travellers. Online travel booking services such as Expedia saw significant demand for flight searches to Hong Kong in Tokyo. Cathay Pacific has already set up a virtual “waiting room” to access its website.

According to CNN Travel, Hong Kong attracted around 56 million visitors a year before the pandemic.

Dane Cheng, the Executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, related that the free tickets bought to support Hong Kong airlines during the pandemic would be distributed next year to inbound and outbound travellers by the city’s airport authority.

Where are you hoping to visit now that restrictions have been lifted? Let us know in the comments!

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Stephanie Emilien-Josyle
Stephanie Emilien-Josyle
Passionate about Food and Travel. Stephanie has many years of experience in Hospitality and Staff Management. With a passion for writing, Stephanie has joined us as Aviation Reporter.


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