Qantas has announced a major expansion of its network from the nation’s capital with three new routes commencing in the next month from Canberra.
Details of the three new routes are:
- Canberra-Sunshine Coast will operate three times a week and start on Thursday 19 November
- Canberra-Cairns will operate twice a week and starts on Saturday 21 November
- Canberra-Hobart will operate three times a week and starts on Friday 4 December
The flights will be operated by QantasLink’s dual class Boeing 717s featuring 12 seats in Business and 98 seats in Economy. The new routes follow on from the recent successful launch of Canberra-Gold Coast flights, the reinstatement of flights to Perth and additional services to Brisbane.
Since state and territory border restrictions eased in September, Qantas has announced nine new routes across Australia.
Andrew David, Qantas Domestic & International CEO, said:
“With international borders still closed, Australians are more inspired than ever to explore places in their own backyard.
“We’ve taken a fresh look at our network, creating new direct services, which were previously only available by connecting via another city, saving customers up to two hours travel time.
“These flights are great news for travellers who will now have more direct flights between Canberra and Cairns, Noosa and Hobart. It will also mean we can get more of our people back to work.”