Qantas to Launch First Time Direct Service Between Sydney and Broken Hill in the Aussie Outback
Qantas will launch new twice weekly return flights between Sydney and the iconic Aussie outback town of Broken Hill from April 8, 2022. The new route is a first for Qantas, and the carrier will operate the flights with a 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turboprop aircraft.
On Monday (February 7, 2022), Qantas announced the launch of their first ever direct flights between Sydney and the iconic Aussie outback town of Broken Hill, with two weekly return flights starting April 8, 2022. The route will be operated on Mondays and Fridays with a 50-seat Bombardier Q300 (now DHC Dash 8-300). Broken Hill is the newest destination to join QantasLink’s extensive regional network, which includes service to 57 regional and rural towns across Australia. Including the new service to Broken Hill, the Qantas Group has launched 52 new routes since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
In today’s announcement, QantasLink’s CEO, John Gissing, said,
“Broken Hill is a unique Australian town and as the national carrier, we are thrilled to be adding it to our route map today. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to stimulate domestic tourism and support small business operators across regional Australia. We know many Australians are eager for their next holiday destination and outback New South Wales has plenty to offer. This new route will make it easier for travellers to experience Broken Hill’s rich history, growing cultural scene and spectacular natural surrounds.
“Residents of the far west will be able to seamlessly connect on to our domestic and international networks through Sydney, with local businesses and industries set to benefit from stronger travel connections and more visitors. QantasLink customers and Frequent Flyers will be able to earn and use Qantas Points on the new flights to enjoy premium service, including complimentary food and drinks, checked baggage and access to Qantas lounges in Sydney.”
One-way fares between Sydney and Broken Hill will start at $269, but in celebration of the route launch, Qantas is offering special introductory one-way fares from $189, for tickets booked by February 21, 2022 (unless sold out prior).