Qantas adds seven new routes to its domestic flight schedule

Qantas is increasing its domestic network with seven new routes in 2021

Qantas has announced plans to add seven new routes to its domestic flight schedule next year, adding an estimated 320,000 new seats to regional destinations.

As reported in The Australian, the airline hopes to drive further domestic tourism while overseas travel remains restricted due to the ongoing pandemic.

New Qantas domestic flight routes

There are five new routes from Melbourne, one from Sydney and one ex Adelaide. See below for the full list of routes and scheduled operation:

  • Sydney-Griffith: Commencing February 1 (daily)
  • Melbourne-Newcastle: Commencing February 1 (12 flights per week)
  • Melbourne-Merimbula: Commencing February 1 (four flights per week)
  • Melbourne-Mount Gambier: Commencing March 28 (five flights per week)
  • Melbourne-Wagga Wagga: Commencing March 28 (four flights per week)
  • Melbourne-Albury: Commencing March 28 (four flights per week)
  • Adelaide-Mount Gambier: Commencing March 28 (five flights per week)

Existing domestic services to be increased

In addition, Qantas has announced a range of increases to existing regional services.

Seasonal routes including Canberra-Hobart, Perth-Hobart and Brisbane-Port Macquarie will operate year-round. The Melbourne to Launceston route will be upgraded to a Boeing 717, adding an extra 400 seats each week.

Sydney to Orange flights will increase from three flights per week to daily from February, while Melbourne-Gold Coast flights will double in frequency from April.

Flights will cost from $125 one way, and are expected to go on sale via the Qantas website soon.

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