Qantas Launches Service Between Brisbane and the Whitsunday Coast
Today, Qantas launched service between Brisbane and the Whitsunday Coast for the first time in 17 years. The flight arrived at Proserpine Airport this afternoon where guests were greeted with a great celebration at the gate.
On Friday (September 17, 2021), Qantas announced the launch of new service between Brisbane and the Whitsunday Coast for the first time in 17 years. The inaugural flight landed at Proserpine Airport this afternoon where guests were greeted with a great celebration at the gate. QantasLink will operate up to seven weekly return flights on the route with a 74-seat De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 (previously Bombardier Q400) turboprop aircraft, adding over 1,000 weekly seats.
In Friday’s announcement, QantasLink’s CEO, John Gissing, said,
“We have already seen a great response for our new flights to the Whitsunday Coast and we’re pleased to be making it easier for Australians to explore this fantastic region with its world-famous beaches. Once borders reopen, these flights will open up the Whitsunday Coast to Qantas customers across the country and ultimately from around the world who will be able to seamlessly connect through Brisbane from our extensive domestic and international networks.
“More visitors will be great for the north Queensland economy with flow on benefits for local businesses in their recovery from the impact of COVID. Travellers will now be able to earn and use points on flights to the Whitsunday Coast and enjoy our premium service, whether its complimentary food and drinks, baggage or access to our lounges in Brisbane.”
The new Brisbane-Proserpine service complements Jetstar’s existing ten weekly returns on the route. Additionally, Jetstar flights from Melbourne and Sydney will resume once borders reopen. With Qantas’ ‘Fly Flexible’ policy, customers can book with confidence. All bookings for travel before February 28, 2022 qualify for complimentary unlimited date changes, though a fare difference may apply.