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Published on 12th November 2021

Victorians now have more travel options to the popular coastal hub of Byron Bay this summer with Qantas’ new direct flights taking off from Melbourne today.

The airline is now operating three return flights per week to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport with its Boeing 737 aircraft, adding more than 1,000 seats on the route each week, and complementing Jetstar’s daily direct flights from Melbourne.

Qantas flights will increase to daily during the peak summer holiday period between mid-December and late January, offering 2,400 seats on the route each week.

Qantas Domestic and International CEO Andrew David said the new route was proving to be popular for travellers looking to book a beach holiday after months of lockdown.

“Byron Bay has been one of the most in demand holiday destinations for Qantas and Jetstar customers over the past year and we’re pleased to be making it even easier for Victorians to visit,” Mr David said.

“These additional flights are coming at the right time for families who’ve spent a lot of time at home in recent months and are looking forward to getting out and exploring the best of Australia.

“As the national carrier, we have an important role to play in driving tourism and more interstate visitors will be great news for the New South Wales north coast.

“Travellers will be able to earn and use points on these new flights and enjoy our premium service, whether it’s complimentary food and drinks, baggage or access to our lounges in Melbourne prior to departure.”

Qantas’ Fly Flexible policy offers customers who book flights for travel before 28 February 2022 added flexibility with unlimited fee free date changes (a fare difference may apply).

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