New Qantas routes from Adelaide take flight to the tropics and the Apple Isle

Latest News|Published 24 September 2021

South Australians can now enjoy more travel options to two popular holiday destinations with new Qantas routes taking off from Adelaide to Cairns and Hobart

The national carrier’s first flight from Adelaide to Hobart landed this morning with the first Cairns service scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

QantasLink will operate up to seven weekly return Adelaide-Hobart flights, and four weekly return flights Adelaide-Cairns with Embraer E190 regional jet aircraft.

The E190s were introduced to QantasLink’s network in May as part of the airline’s new agreement with Alliance Airlines. With its size, range and economics, the 94-seat jet has opened up a number of new routes that wouldn’t have been viable with Qantas’ existing fleet, including four new routes from Adelaide.

Qantas now connects Adelaide directly to every capital city and to a total of 15 destinations nonstop.  The addition of the E190 to the QantasLink fleet has also seen Adelaide become home to an aircraft base which will grow to house five of the jets, bringing an additional 200 jobs to the State, including pilots, cabin crew and engineers.

The new routes have been made possible with the support of Adelaide Airport and the South Australian Government.

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.