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Fri, 26 November 2021

Qantas Unveils Plans for Queensland Network

(26 Nov 2021)  Qantas has unveiled plans to boost flights across its Queensland network as the return of interstate travel approaches.

From 14 February 2022, Qantas will resume Sydney-Toowoomba (Wellcamp Airport) services with 12 return flights each week operated by Q400 aircraft.

The new schedule offers double daily weekday flights and daily weekend flights, with more than 1,700 seats to and from Toowoomba each week.

The airline has also committed to extending its Brisbane-Cooma services for the 2022 snow season, starting 1 July, with two weekly return flights catering to either a weekend or five-day snow holiday.

QantasLink Q400. Click to enlarge.
QantasLink Q400

The year-round Brisbane to Albury route, which customers can use to access snow resorts in Victoria, at Falls Creek and Hotham, will continue to increase to daily return flights from 1 January 2022, from the original three flights per week when the route started in July.

Flights to Cooma and Albury are the only direct flights from Brisbane to the snowfields.

Qantas has added more than 15 return flights per week across three Far North Queensland routes with its Q400 aircraft, improving connections for residents and travellers between the tropical destinations:

- Five additional Cairns-Townsville services to a total of 32 return flights per week;

- Six additional Townsville-Mackay services to a total of 21 return flights per week; and

- Four additional Cairns-Horn Island services to a total of 19 return flights per week.

The Queensland Government has awarded Qantas the rights to continue to service the communities of Longreach, Barcaldine and Blackall for the next five years as part of the states regulated routes program.

John Gissing, QantasLink CEO, said, Qantas started in Queensland 101 years ago, and were delighted to be increasing our regional and interstate flights in the State. Were particularly pleased to be able to continue to serve Longreach and the central west region which is home to Qantas and so much of our history, as well as the Qantas Founders Museum. With Queenslands border just weeks away from reopening, we know theres huge pent up demand for travel. The return of our Toowoomba services and the additional flights will support the recovery of the tourism sector and improve connectivity for local residents.

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