The flying kangaroo will today land in Burnie for the first time in 15 years, creating stronger travel connections for north-west Tasmania.
The first flight from Melbourne arrives at Burnie Airport at 4:35pm this afternoon.
The national carrier will operate up to 12 weekly return flights on the route with its 50-seat Q300 turboprop aircraft, adding 1,200 seats each week.
Following the reopening of the Tasmanian border to New South Wales and Victoria, Qantas has also ramped up flights between Melbourne and Devonport with four times as many flights as the previous week. The airline has also added 30 more flights between Hobart/Launceston and New South Wales/Victoria in the first five days of the state’s re-opening in response to strong travel demand.
Melbourne to Burnie is one of seven new routes Qantas has launched to Tasmania since international borders closed: Adelaide-Hobart, Brisbane-Hobart, Sydney-Launceston, Brisbane-Launceston, Perth-Hobart and Canberra-Hobart.
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).