Qantas Launches New Route Between Coffs Harbour and Brisbane
Qantas has launched new service between Coffs Harbour and Brisbane, enhancing connectivity from the New South Wales northeast coast. The carrier will offer four weekly flights and the route will be serviced with a QantasLink Q400 turboprop aircraft.
On Thursday (April 29, 2021), Qantas announced the launch of new four-times weekly flights between Coffs Harbor and Brisbane, enhancing connectivity from the New South Wales northeast coast. The route will be serviced with a QantasLink Bombardier Q400 (now De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400), adding 600 weekly seats between the cities. The route launch was delayed a month due to the Brisbane lockdown and travel restrictions and follows the launch of Melbourne-Coffs Harbour service earlier this month.
In Thursday’s announcement, QantasLink’s CEO, John Gissing, said,
“These direct flights to Coffs Harbour will help support the growing demand for domestic travel and have flow on benefits for local businesses looking to recover from the impact of COVID-19. We want to encourage travellers to holiday around Australia and with these new flights, we’re now offering more seats into Coffs Harbour than before COVID-19. The new route to Brisbane means we now offer direct flights from Coffs Harbour to three east coast capital cities, making it easier for residents to travel for business and visit family and friends. We’re promoting these new flights to millions of our frequent flyers across the country and think they’ll enjoy the benefits of our premium service, including complimentary food and drinks, baggage and lounge access before they fly out.”
Currently, Qantas offers 28 weekly return flights between Sydney and Coffs Harbour, as well as daily flights between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour. The carrier’s ‘Fly Flexible’ policy offers unlimited free date changes for bookings made before July 31, 2021 for travel before February 28, 2022, though a fare difference may apply.