Our friends at Qantas have announced an increase in flights between the ACT and Queensland following the lifting of border restrictions, including introducing a new seasonal route between Canberra and the Gold Coast.

That means that, from 25 September, for the first time in more than two decades the national carrier will operate up to four flights each week between Canberra and the Gold Coast.

Qantas is also increasing flights between Canberra and Brisbane from four flights per week to 14 flights—adding an extra 2200 seats each week between the two cities.

“We’re delighted to learn of these developments,” says The Travel Authority Group’s CEO, Peter Hosper.

“Every additional flight put on by Australian carriers is a step in the right direction. They instill confidence that we will emerge from this Covid mess soon and travel again.”

Peter Hosper CEO – The Travel Authority Group.

The new Gold Coast services will operate on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday. The flights will be operated by a dual class Boeing 717 featuring 12 Business Class seats and 98 seats in Economy.

Business Class

Acknowledging the impetus behind the new services, QantasLink CEO John Gissing said, “We know there is significant pent up demand for domestic travel with Australians wanting to explore their own backyard. We’ll monitor demand on the route and if it proves successful, we could look to operating flights over the summer school holiday period.”

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MIDNIGHT HOTEL: Canberra’s latest chic digs

Canberra’s newest chic hotel is part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection—a curated global group of some 180 independent hotels that share a passion for originality and a philosophy of attention to detail.

Designed by acclaimed architects, Fender Katsalidis, Midnight Hotel is a mixed use precinct, located in Canberra’s creative and emerging inner-city suburb of Braddon.

Midnight Hotel offers 199 premium rooms in six categories from Midnight Classic to Midnight Clique, the Braddon Merchant restaurant, Midnight Bar, two fully equipped gyms, sauna, conference space and a 20-metre indoor lap pool.

“Midnight Hotel certainly looks likely to make a splash on Canberra’s boutique, high-end hotel scene. It’s offering promises to satisfy business and leisure travellers, as well as the meetings and conferences industry. We look forward to taking a look inside,” says Sarah Bush, Director of The Travel Authority Group.

Rooms at Midnight Hotel feature

  • STAYCAST by Google Chromecast in-room entertainment
  • Walk-in rain shower
  • Complimentary mini bar, featuring locally sourced products
  • 4K HD Smart TV
  • Unlimited highspeed Wi-Fi
  • Espresso machine


Conference and event facilities at Midnight Hotel are designed with project success in mind. Intimate, private boardrooms nest aside a smartly appointed business centre. Natural light fills the main conference room, complete with premium furnishings and state-of-the-art AV

Autograph Collection is a proud member of Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program.

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