Adelaide Airport could become one of Australia’s international travel hubs when coronavirus restrictions on travel are lifted.

South Australia’s Tourism Commission has said that travel between Australia and New Zealand could be on the cards, with flights between Adelaide and Auckland being explored.

New Zealand has, so far, successfully controlled the spread of the coronavirus, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declaring that Kiwis are winning the fight.

“We’re already in discussion with Air New Zealand,” Rodney Harrex from SATC told 7News.

The country has seen some of the western world’s most restrictive shutdowns since the pandemic’s outbreak.

Western Australia and Northern Territory have also been flagged as the other potential gateways to the country.

Meanwhile, discussions are reportedly underway between the SA, WA and the NT to allow free movement between the three regions who have seen successful suppression of the virus’s spread, so far.


The news could prove alluring to locals who find themselves in need of a getaway when restrictions are lifted, with aviation experts predicting some of the lowest airfares we have seen in a long time.