Statement on minimum Domestic network

Latest News|Published 4 May 2020

Qantas and Jetstar are pleased to help form part of the minimum domestic and regional network supported by the Australian Government.

This will see the number of passenger flights we operate increase from 105 per week currently to 164 per week to all capital cities and 36 regional destinations. 

While travel restrictions mean most passenger flights are not commercially viable at the moment, there remains a need for some essential travel – particularly given the distances between most Australian cities.

These flights will also provide critical freight capacity, which has fallen significantly as commercial air networks have shrunk. Much of the bellyspace on these flights will be used for mail and other urgent shipments, including medical equipment.

The temporary regional network focuses on towns that are more than two hours’ drive from key transport hubs.

The Qantas Group appreciates the support the Federal Government has provided to the Australian aviation industry through the minimum domestic and international networks, the $715 million rebate package and, more broadly, JobKeeper.

Importantly these additional services will see more planes in the air and ensure communities stay connected and assist with the movement of critical freight around the country.

While the risk of contracting Coronavirus onboard an aircraft is regarded as low, social distancing has been put in place across all flights.

Similarly, onboard service will be a scaled back version of what would normally apply, with cabin crew focused on inflight safety and they will wear personal protective equipment. On behalf of the Qantas Group, we sincerely thank our crew for their willingness to make these important flights possible.

Fares can be booked as normal via Travel Agents, and Customers are reminded that various quarantine restrictions apply across states and territories.

Services will be operated by a mix of Airbus A320s and A330s, Boeing 737s and Dash 8 turboprops.

The domestic and regional networks operated by Qantas, QantasLink and Jetstar are in addition to a small number of international flights (operated by Qantas) and ongoing operations by Qantas Freight as part of the national carrier’s role in maintaining critical transport links.

map of domestic network
Capital city services per week
Trunk Network
Destination Scheduled return services per week
Brisbane-Canberra 5
Brisbane-Darwin 2
Brisbane-Melbourne 5
Brisbane-Sydney Daily
Canberra-Melbourne 5
Canberra-Sydney 5
Melbourne-Perth Daily
Melbourne-Sydney Daily
Perth-Sydney Daily
Regional services flights per week
Regional Network
Region Destination Scheduled return services per week
New South Wales Alice Springs-Sydney 2
Albury-Sydney 2
Armidale-Sydney 2
Coffs Harbour-Sydney 2
Dubbo-Sydney 2
Lord Howe Island-Sydney 1
Sydney-Tamworth 2
Sydney-Wagga Wagga 2
Northern Territory Alice Springs-Darwin 2
Sydney-Alice Springs 2
Queensland Brisbane-Emerald 2
Brisbane-Gladstone 2
Brisbane-Longreach 2
Brisbane-Mt Isa 2
Brisbane-Mackay 2
Brisbane-Moranbah 2
Brisbane-Rockhampton 3
Brisbane-Townsville 6
Cairns-Horn Island 2
Cairns-Townsville 7
Cairns-Weipa 2
Charleville-Roma 2
Cloncurry-Mt Isa 2
Cloncurry-Townsville 2
Mackay-Rockhampton 2
Mackay-Townsville 2
Rockhampton-Townsville 1
South Australia Adelaide-Kangaroo Island 2
Adelaide-Port Lincoln 2
Adelaide-Wyalla 2
Tasmania Launceston-Melbourne 2
Victoria Melbourne-Launceston 2
Melbourne-Mildura 2
Western Australia Broome-Perth 2
Exmouth-Perth 2
Geraldton-Perth 2
Kalgoorlie-Perth 2
Karratha-Perth 2
Newman-Perth 2
Paraburdoo-Perth 2
Paraburdoo-Port Hedland 2
Perth-Port Hedland 2
Jetstar flights per week
Jetstar Services
Destination Scheduled return services per week
Adelaide-Melbourne Daily
Adelaide-Sydney Daily
Ballina-Sydney 2
Brisbane-Melbourne 3
Brisbane-Sydney Daily
Brisbane-Cairns 2
Brisbane-Townsville 2
Hobart-Melbourne Daily
Melbourne-Sydney Daily

Temporary inflight and airport service changes

Due to the reduction in travel demand and government restrictions we have temporarily changed some of our services. This includes the closure of all lounges, meeting rooms and valet parking.