Qantas Flights Between Adelaide and Newcastle Take Off; QantasLink Adds Wagga Wagga-Brisbane Service
From March 28, 2022, QantasLink will add three weekly return Embraer flights with an Embraer E190 between Adelaide and Newcastle. The carrier will also launch new service between Wagga Wagga and Brisbane with three weekly DHC Dash 8-400 flights.
On Friday (November 5, 2021), Qantas announced the launch of new service between Adelaide and Newcastle from March 28, 2022. The route will be operated three times weekly and will be serviced with a 94-seat Embraer E190. As part of an agreement with Alliance Airlines, E190s were added to the QantasLink fleet last May. The new service will be the only direct connection between Newcastle and Adelaide, saving guests over two hours each way versus flying via Sydney. Qantas customers and frequent flyers will enjoy premium service such as complimentary food and drink, as well as access to the Adelaide lounge. To celebrate the launch of the route, one-way fares are available for $149 through Sunday, November 7, 2021.
In Friday’s announcement, QantasLink’s CEO, John Gissing, said,
“We know that many of our customers are flying between Adelaide and Newcastle via Sydney and we’re delighted that we’re able to offer this direct service for the first time. Adelaide and Newcastle are both gateways to some of Australia’s best wine regions and we think there’ll be strong demand on the route.”
In a separate press release on Friday (November 5, 2021), Qantas further announced that QantasLink will launch first-ever direct service between Wagga Wagga and Brisbane from March 28, 2022. The route will be operated three times weekly with a 74-seat Bombardier Q400 (De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400), and will save guests at least 90 minutes versus flying from Sydney. The new service marks the first regular passenger service between Wagga Wagga and Brisbane in nearly four years, and will provide convenient one-stop connections across the airline’s extensive Queensland network.
In Friday’s Wagga Wagga-Brisbane route announcement, QantasLink’s CEO John Gissing, said,
“As Australia’s largest regional airline, we know we have an important role to play keeping regions connected and driving tourism. This service will make it easier for Queenslanders to catch up with family and friends and explore the beautiful Riverina region. It will also give Wagga residents easy access to some of Queensland’s amazing holiday destinations.”
The new service between Wagga Wagga and Brisbane has been made possible with the support of the Queensland Government, Wagga Wagga Airport and the Brisbane Airport Corporation. To celebrate the launch of the new route, Qanats is offering introductory one-way fares from $149 through Sunday, November 7, 2021 (unless sold out prior).