Sydneysiders scramble to book an overseas holiday as international borders set ...

Sydneysiders scramble to book an overseas holiday as international borders set ...
Sydneysiders scramble to book an overseas holiday as international borders set ...

Thousands of holiday-hungry Australians raced to book an overseas holiday after NSW announced it would reopen its international border on November 1.  

Vaccinated Australians and their immediate family can in a few weeks' time travel overseas from any state, but only NSW will let them return without quarantining. 

Singapore Airlines responded by opening 32,000 seats on flights heading overseas  before Christmas.

Thousands of holiday-hungry Sydneysiders have raced to book flights after NSW announced it would reopen its international border on November 1 (pictured, a passenger at Sydney Airport)

Thousands of holiday-hungry Sydneysiders have raced to book flights after NSW announced it would reopen its international border on November 1 (pictured, a passenger at Sydney Airport)

The airline will operate 17 flights between Sydney and Changi Airport every week with an extra 5,000 tickets available per week. 

Travellers will be asked to quarantine on their arrival in Singapore, but this requirement could be scrapped in just a few weeks time if Australia is included in a list of countries with a 'vaccinated travel lane'.

Webjet chief executive David Galt said there was an 'immediate increase' in the number of flights booked after the NSW premier's announcement. 

Mr Galt said the preferred international destinations were London, Fiji, Auckland, and Dublin and domestically it was Byron Bay and Melbourne that led the pack. 

He said a return flight from Sydney to London would set travellers back about $1,400, about $900 to Singapore, and less than $500 to Fiji.

Mr Galt predicted fare prices would drop in coming weeks as airlines increase their capacities.

Singapore Airlines has responded to the reopening of the border by giving 32,000 people the chance to book a flight before Christmas (pictured, stock image of Singapore)

Singapore Airlines has responded to the reopening of the border by giving 32,000 people the chance to book a flight before Christmas (pictured, stock image of Singapore)

WHAT AIRLINES ARE OFFERING TO FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS: 

QANTAS 

November 1: Five weekly flights from Sydney to London and four from Sydney to Los Angeles

December 18: Flights to Singapore, Fiji and Vancouver

VIRGIN 

December 16: Flights from Sydney to Fiji 

December 17: Flights from Melbourne to Fiji

December 18: Flights from Brisbane to Fiji 

FIJI AIRWAYS 

December 1: Daily flights from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to Fiji

AIR NEW ZEALAND 

Limited flights between New Zealand and Australia are currently operating with travellers required to have quarantine accomodation booked to fly

SINGAPORE AIRLINES 

The airline is currently operating one passenger flight a day to Sydney

November 1: 17 weekly flights between Sydney and Singapore will be eligible for passenger sales 

AMERICAN AIRLINES   

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