Qantas has unveiled a series of new domestic and international services for Queensland.
Following the recent announcement of its new Brisbane–Tokyo Narita service, which starts in August 2015, Qantas has now decided to operate the route daily, rather than four times a week as initially promised.
The airline was considering an alternative city from which to operate the remaining three weekly services, but has now opted to use Brisbane for all seven weekly flights.
Launching on 25 June 2015, the Melbourne-Whitsunday Coast route will be operated by Jetstar three times a week (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays). Then on 27 June, Qantas will start flying the Melbourne-Hamilton Island route twice a week (Saturdays and Sundays).
“This is great news for Qantas customers who now have a range of new, direct travel options on our international and domestic network,” said Qantas’ regional manager for Queensland, Peter Collyns. “We’ve worked closely with Brisbane Airport to increase our upcoming Tokyo route to a daily service. This is a big positive for local tourism because it makes Queensland even more accessible to Japanese travellers.
“Qantas customers now have a direct premium service from Melbourne to Hamilton Island, and Jetstar will offer the only low fares between Melbourne and the Whitsunday Coast Airport,” he added.
All Qantas’ Brisbane-Narita flights will be operated using an Airbus A330 aircraft, while the Hamilton Island route will use a Boeing 737. Jetstar will deploy an A320 on the new Whitsunday Coast service.