Coronavirus: Hawaiian Airlines suspends services to New Zealand and Australia

Hawaiian Airlines has announced it is suspending its services to Australia and New Zealand as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

The airline said its flights will be on hold until the end of May once its flight on March 22 has departed.

The move comes as a result of new entry restrictions announced by the New Zealand and Australian governments over the weekend in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We respect the efforts of our Australian and New Zealand neighbours to institute stringent public health measures, and we remain dedicated to resuming our service as we continue to closely monitor evolving market conditions and regulations," Hawaiian Airlines spokesperson Theo Panagiotoulias said.

Hawaiian flies between Auckland and Honolulu three times a week and between Sydney to Honolulu five times a week.

The airline will also pause its three-times-weekly Brisbane-Honolulu service through May 31 after operating the route on March 23.

Hawaiian said it will assist anyone booked to fly after these dates with alternative arrangements or offer refunds.