Sunday, August 14, 2022
Home Health Health Canberra Airport bans flights from Western and Southern Australia

Canberra Airport bans flights from Western and Southern Australia

The boss of Canberra Airport is calling for flights from Perth and Adelaide to be banned from arriving in retaliation to the states both closing the border to the ACT despite the territory not recording a local case since 2020.

Canberra Airport CEO Stephen Byron told Sky News “we’re just bemused” why Queensland with its “very conservative” health advice will let Canberrans fly into the state, but Western Australia and South Australia will not.

“The whole thing’s a mess, it’s confusing and we’re locked out of travel,” he said.

“Effectively we and Qantas and Virgin have had our business shut down by a premier pretending it’s health advice when it’s nothing like health advice, it’s just politics.

“We’re not asking for a lot, but we’re asking for a guarantee that going forward … the border to Canberra … won’t be shut down so long as we’ve still got zero cases.

“If you can give us that undertaking then it makes sense for us to try and restart flights to Perth and Adelaide.

“But if you can’t give us that assurance which says you might just shut down when we’ve got no cases of COVID at all then basically we might as well give up.”



Heavy smoke hits Melbourne

Residents advised to close windows It’s been a smokey start to the week for Melbourne residents, with a...

China turns down Russia’s request for aircraft parts supply

Amid a ban by Western companies on supplying aircraft parts to Russia, China has decided not to do so as well.

COVID isolation rules for close contact might be scrapped soon

The Prime Minister believes isolation rules for close contacts of COVID-19 cases are now redundant, as the nation moves to the next...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Melinda Gates recalls decision to leave Bill as her ‘lowest moment in life

Melinda French Gates says the decision to leave her ex-husband Bill Gates was the "lowest moment" in her life. French Gates, 57,...

Abbie Chatfield ‘to replace Carrie Bickmore on her radio show with Tommy Little’ – but will their secret ‘fling’ make things awkward?

Abbie Chatfield is quickly moving up the ranks at Southern Cross Austereo, if industry rumours are to be believed.   

Professor Paul Griffin explains why vaccinated people are ending up in hospital with COVID-19

Since the Omicron and BA.2 subvariants of COVID-19 began to emerge in November 2021, cases of the...

Free live boxing as fists fly at a Melbourne high school

A brawl has between two men erupted outside a western Melbourne high schoolFootage shows the pair trading blows in the street in...

Recent Comments