2 September 2021
The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA) welcomes the recent announcements by the NSW Government about its intention to permit greater international travel when vaccination targets are met as described in National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response.
While this commitment is welcome, some practical issues must first be resolved before international travel can restart in a worthwhile and confident manner. The extensive and complex processes now in place at airports allow for a very small number of international passengers and flights each day. Any substantive increase in international flights and passengers is not possible under current operating requirements.
BARA is a member driven industry body that delivers value through setting the expectations and outcomes for Australia’s aviation infrastructure services.