New Qantas Routes – March 2019

Qantas has announced a raft of new routes on its domestic and international networks.

See where they’re off to below.

Melbourne to Queenstown (Seasonal)

Direct Qantas flights between Melbourne and Queenstown to meet growing winter holiday demand will operate between 21 June and 27 August 2019.

The airline will operate three direct Boeing 737 Melbourne-Queenstown services per week, offering more than 10,000 seats on the route over the winter peak.

These new flights are in addition to the Qantas Group’s existing 33 weekly Queenstown services throughout winter, with Qantas’ flights operating from Sydney and Brisbane, and Jetstar’s flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast.

The new services will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Back to Fiji!

As we wrote back in January, Qantas returns to Fiji from Sydney for the first time in almost 20 years from 31 March 2019.

The new services will operate four times per week to Nadi, and fares will include a checked baggage allowance, inflight entertainment and food and drinks. Passengers will also have the option to fly or upgrade to Business Class.

The flights add to Jetstar’s direct services which also operate four times per week and will see the Qantas Group offer customers more than 75,000 seats on the route annually and the choice to fly to the popular holiday destination six days a week.

More flights for Cairns, Townsville, Mount Isa and Sunshine Coast

  • Qantas will extend the use of larger Airbus A330s on selected flights from Cairns to Sydney and Melbourne. These aircraft offer 28 premium Business seats dubbed ‘mini First Class’ by some frequent flyers, with fast, free Wi-Fi rolling out across the fleet.
  • 11 additional return flights will be added each week between Brisbane and Cairns.
  • Weekday flights between Brisbane and Mount Isa to return to a double-daily service operated by QantasLink’s 125-seat Boeing 717 aircraft, increasing the weekly return services from 9 to 13.
  • 6 additional return flights between Brisbane and Townsville per week, operated by a mix of B717s and B737s.
  • Weekday flights between Sydney and Sunshine Coast will increase from daily to double-daily, with the total weekly return flights increasing from 8 to 13.

Northern Territory network changes

  • Qantas is launching two new routes to Uluru (Ayers Rock Airport) from both Darwin and Adelaide, operating twice per week on both routes with a Boeing 737 aircraft.
  • Flights between Alice Springs and Darwin will be upgraded from a Boeing 717 to a Boeing 737 aircraft, offering Business, inflight entertainment, and fast, free Wi-Fi on selected flights.
  • Flights between Perth and Darwin will operate daily year-round, rather than eleven times per week during peak season, and flights between Perth and Alice Springs will move from daily to two per week.

These new routes and network changes will be effective from 31 March 2019

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