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QantasLink Announces Mt Hotham Ski Season Flights

Sydney, 10 February 2010

QantasLink today announced its 2010 ski season schedule between Sydney and one of Australia's most popular Alpine regions, Mt Hotham.

QantasLink's new seasonal schedule will operate from 25 June - 12 September and will allow passengers to fly direct to Australia's most elevated airport at Mt Hotham and be on the slopes within 45 minutes of landing.

Executive Manager QantasLink, Mr Narendra Kumar, said the two-and-a-half-month schedule would operate an average of three return flights each week, increasing services in the peak period to maximise tourism opportunities for the local region throughout the season.

"The flights will operate on selected Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays during the season to enable people to make a weekend or longer holiday break of skiing at Mt Hotham and nearby destinations such as Dinner Plain and Falls Creek," he said.

Victorian Tourism Minister Tim Holding welcomed the reintroduction of QantasLink's seasonal flights between Sydney and Mt Hotham.

"Victoria's ski fields are among the best in Australia and we're pleased that these areas are becoming increasingly accessible to interstate and international visitors," he said.

"These flights are the perfect way to visit Victoria's renowned alpine regions either for a short trip or to explore the many towns and villages in the High Country.

"QantasLink's flights will provide a welcome boost to the tourism industry in the High Country; which is highly valuable to the region's economy and generates thousands of local jobs."

To celebrate the announcement of the new schedule, QantasLink will offer a special sale fare of $179 one-way*, including taxes and charges, for sale from 10-19 February 2010, valid for travel throughout the 2010 season.

Please visit qantas.com for bookings.* Fares are all inclusive when booked via qantas.com. Travel agent bookings may include a booking fee.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (4014)
Email: qantasmedia@qantas.com.au