Qantas has announced it will launch a new route between Sydney and Launceston for the summer holidays following the easing of border restrictions between New South Wales and Tasmania.
Beginning 4 December 2020, Qantas will operate three return services per week with its Boeing 717 aircraft, increasing to four return services from the following week onwards until 1 February.
This will give travellers almost 900 additional seats on the route each week. The airline will look to add more flights beyond the eight-week period if there is demand. This is the first time the flying kangaroo has flown Launceston-Sydney since 2004.
With borders opening up, Qantas will also restart flights between Hobart to Sydney, with 11 return services per week from 6 November 2020.
This announcement follows two other new routes the Qantas Group has launched to Tasmania in response to demand – Brisbane-Hobart with Qantas and Gold Coast-Hobart with Jetstar.
As a result of these additional flights, the Qantas Group will offer more than 125,000 seats between Tasmania and the mainland in December, representing more than 10 per cent of total published Qantas Group domestic capacity for the month.
To celebrate the new route, Qantas is offering special fares starting from $149 one-way, available for sale until Friday 30 October, unless sold out prior.*
*Fares are available to Agents participating in the Qantas Channel. View more information to register your Agency or check your Agency’s registration status for the Qantas Channel.