QantasLink will introduce flights between Brisbane and Port Macquarie once Queensland’s border to New South Wales has reopened, the airline has confirmed.
Flights would operate up to five times a week, served by QantasLink’s Q400 turboprop aircraft.
In total, over 700 seats would be offered on the route each week, in competition with Alliance Airlines, which operates flights on the same route on behalf of Virgin Australia: at least, when borders are open.
|Flight numbers||To be advised|
|Operating days||To be advised|
|Distance||279 miles / 449 km|
|Flight reservations||Click here to search for available flights|
|Flight time||To be advised (BNE-PQQ and PQQ-BNE)|
|Aircraft||Bombardier Q400 (Dash 8)|
|Seating capacity||74 passengers|
|Loyalty program||Qantas Frequent Flyer|
|Rewards earned (one-way)||800 Qantas Points + 10 Status Credits (discount economy)|
1,200 Qantas Points + 20 Status Credits (flexible economy)
|Reward cost (one-way)||8,000 Qantas Points + taxes, fees and charges|
“We have an important role to play in driving tourism and helping the industry get back on its feet,” said QantasLink CEO John Gissing.
“We expect the new flights to Port Macquarie will be popular with Queensland travellers looking to visit the beautiful coastal town so we hope an easing of travel restrictions will make this possible.”
QantasLink declined to publish its proposed flight schedule, or its expected fare prices, until Queensland provides a firm date for its border to reopen.
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