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Qantas Increases Service and Restarts Routes in Queensland

Qantas is boosting connectivity in Queensland with the restart of Sydney-Toowoomba flights from February 14, 2021, more flight to Far North Queensland, and continuing service to Longreach, Barcaldine and Blackall for the next five years.

QantasLink Bombardier Q400 (DHC Dash 8-400) - Courtesy Qantas

On Thursday (November 25, 2021), Qantas announced that they will boost flights and restart routes in Queensland. From February 14, 2022, the carrier will resume Sydney-Toowoomba service (Wellcamp Airport) service with 12 weekly Bombardier Q400 (DHC Dash 8-400) return flights. The business-friendly schedule offers double-daily weekday flights and daily weekend flights with over 1,700 seats to Toowoomba each week. Qantas will also extend their Brisbane-Cooma service for the 2022 snow season from July 1st, 2022, with two weekly return flights. Additionally, the airline’s year-round Brisbane to Albury route will continue to increase to daily return flights from January 1st, 2022. Qantas' flights to Cooma and Albury are the only direct flights from Brisbane to the snowfields.

In today’s announcement, QantasLink’s CEO, John Gissing, said,

“Qantas started in Queensland 101 years ago, and we’re delighted to be increasing our regional and interstate flights in the State. We’re particularly pleased to be able to continue to serve Longreach and the central west region which is home to Qantas and so much of our history, as well as the Qantas Founders Museum. We know how important accessible air travel is for regional Australia and we look forward to continuing to work with these communities and support them with regular flights and discounted fares for residents.

“With Queensland’s border just weeks away from reopening, we know there’s huge pent up demand for travel. The return of our Toowoomba services and the additional flights will support the recovery of the tourism sector and improve connectivity for local residents. In the past 18 months we have added 27 new Queensland routes, more than half of the new domestic routes on our network.”

Additionally, Qantas has added over 15 weekly return flights to across three Far North Queensland routes with a Q400 regional turboprop, improving connections for residents and travelers between tropical destinations. Five extra Cairns-Townsville services have been added for a total of 32 weekly returns, while six more Townsville-Mackay flights have been added for a total of 21 weekly returns. Qantas has also increased Cairns-Horn Island services by four flights, for a total of 19 weekly return services. Also, as part of the state’s regulated routes scheme, the Queensland Government has awarded Qantas the rights to continue service to Longreach, Barcaldine and Blackall for the next five years.

Source: Qantas


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