Airlines have reassured residents that flights between Sydney and Griffith Airport will continue, despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the state capital.
Passenger demand for the flights has plummeted over the past week, after Sydney was placed into strict lockdown measures.
The dramatic fall in demand has seen both Rex and Qantas lower the number of flights they offer between the two centres, however they have assured residents seats will still be available between Griffith and Sydney.
A Rex spokesperson said this was to "meet the essential travel needs of eligible travellers".
Rex has removed numerous flights but will still be maintaining its early morning service from Griffith to Narrandera to Sydney and the evening service from Sydney to Narrandera to Griffith.
Qantas previously offered a double-daily service between the two centres, however this has been brought down to a single-daily service for the foreseeable future.
Qantas advised that if any further changes are made, ticket holders will be contacted directly to rearrange flights.
"Customers impacted by flight cancellations will be contacted directly to discuss alternative options," a Qantas spokesperson said.
Both Qantas and Rex stated their schedules could be subject to further change and the best option for potential travellers would be to stay up to date on their respective websites.
The drop in air travel is another blow to the regional aviation sector, which is still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In December last year, there were fears a flight between Griffith and Sydney could bring the pandemic to the MIA, after a confirmed case of the virus was detected on a Griffith-bound flight.
However all close contacts of the infected passenger tested negative for the disease.
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