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MORE QANTAS QUEENSLAND FLIGHTS

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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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA Resumes Services

Virgin Australia has announced it’s opening up domestic travel options for Australians, with the airline resuming flights on 17 more routes, taking travellers to just under 30 local destinations by early August.

“We’re really encouraged by the resumption of local services by our domestic airlines—it’s a great sign. Not just for travellers, but for airline and tourism employees and our industry as a whole,”

said The Travel Authority Group’s CEO, Peter Hosper.

The routes include the resumption of flights to Newcastle, Hobart, Launceston, Darwin, Alice Springs, Hamilton Island, Maroochydore, Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Proserpine, and Mount Isa.

“We’re pleased to have continued our collaborative effort with the Federal Government to re-introduce some services as we start to see confidence return, and as each State and Territory comes closer to finalising their plans for the easing of restrictions and the reopening of borders,” said Virgin Australia Group Chief Commercial Officer, John MacLeod.

“Many of our aircraft have been parked and our teams are preparing them to return to the skies, and with the increase in flights we’re announcing today, we’re looking forward to serving our guests as they travel to visit family and friends, or take a well-deserved break,” he added.

The airline has also introduced additional safety and wellbeing measures to minimise risks associated with COVID-19, and to help you feel comfortable and confident when flying.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Virgin Australia’s new safety and wellbeing measures.

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