QantasLink has revealed a non-stop Canberra to Darwin flight which will start from June 21.
The company will be using Embraer E190 jets which they have leased from Alliance Airlines, and the flights are already on sale. Prices start from $249 with Qantas’ Red e-Deal and peak at $2,559 one way for business class.
The flying kangaroo will also start a new Adelaide to Gold Coast service that will run four times a week, starting from June 25. The Flying Kangaroo will offer special fares of $149 one way from Adelaide to the Gold Coast.
Both these flights will operate on E190s, which Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is positive about.
“The E190 is a great aircraft for the Adelaide market, with its size, range and economics opening up a number of new destinations that wouldn’t be viable with the larger 737 aircraft.”
“We’re continuing to see really positive signs of sustained recovery, with strong travel demand and forward bookings expected to see our domestic capacity back above 100 per cent of pre-COVID levels in the coming months.”
In an extra boost for South Australia, five E190’s will be added to Adelaide airport, allowing them to carry in and out approximately one million extra passengers a year. This includes extra weekly return flights between Adelaide and Mt Gambier, as well as additional routes to be announced in the coming weeks. Beyond this, capacity increases will also be included such as an additional daily return flight from Adelaide to Sydney and Melbourne.
From July 1, QantasLink is also boosting flights between Adelaide and Mt Gambier, rising from five to 12 return flights per week.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall is hopeful the adding of extra seats will increase tourism and have a positive impact on the state.
“The base will create aviation and maintenance jobs, increase tourism and position Adelaide as Australia’s regional aviation hub.”
“These are important priorities for our state’s economic development and represent a strong step forward in creating direct regional and international aviation connectivity.”
The airline is planning to announce “a number of additional routes from Adelaide” in the coming weeks.
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