The New South Wales north coast will benefit from more direct flights with Qantas’ new route between Coffs Harbour and Brisbane taking off today.
The national carrier will operate four weekly return flights between Coffs Harbour and Brisbane with its turboprop Q400 aircraft, adding around 600 seats on the route each week.
The new route was delayed a month due to the Brisbane lockdown and associated travel restrictions and follows the launch of flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour in April.
QantasLink CEO John Gissing said the new route would make the north coast of New South Wales more accessible to travellers from Queensland and reinforced the airline’s commitment to tourism.
“These direct flights to Coffs Harbour will help support the growing demand for domestic travel and have flow on benefits for local businesses looking to recover from the impact of COVID-19,” said Mr Gissing.
“We want to encourage travellers to holiday around Australia and with these new flights, we’re now offering more seats into Coffs Harbour than before COVID-19.
“The new route to Brisbane means we now offer direct flights from Coffs Harbour to three east coast capital cities, making it easier for residents to travel for business and visit family and friends.
“We’re promoting these new flights to millions of our frequent flyers across the country and think they’ll enjoy the benefits of our premium service, including complimentary food and drinks, baggage and lounge access before they fly out.”
Since the route was announced in February, Qantas has offered multiple sales with fares as low as $119 one-way.
Qantas currently operates 28 weekly return flights between Sydney and Coffs Harbour and daily flights between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour.
Qantas’ Fly Flexible policy offers customers who book flights before 31 July 2021 added flexibility with unlimited fee free date changes when travelling before 28 February 2022. (A fare difference may apply).