QantasLink confirms Brisbane-Port Macquarie flights; increases Newcastle, Tamworth

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QantasLink is going ahead with plans to launch flights between Brisbane and Port Macquarie, which the airline originally tabled in September.

The move follows this week’s opening of the Queensland border to regional New South Wales, with flights to begin on 18 November: starting at four times each week, with an additional weekly return flight on occasion.

As well, QantasLink is resuming its flights from Brisbane to both Newcastle and Tamworth.

BRISBANE-PORT MACQUARIE

Flight numbersQF1451 (BNE-PQQ), QF1450 (PQQ-BNE)
Operating daysAt first, Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Distance279 miles / 449 km
Flight reservationsClick here to book
Flight time1 hour 10 minutes (BNE-PQQ)
1 hour 5 minutes (PQQ-BNE)
AircraftBombardier Q400 (Dash 8)
Seating capacity74 passengers
Loyalty programQantas 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

Newcastle returns as a daily service from Brisbane effective 3 November, while Brisbane-Tamworth flights are back from 12 November, at three times per week.

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BRISBANE-NEWCASTLE

Flight numbersQF2421 (BNE-NTL), QF2422 (NTL-BNE)
Operating daysDaily
Distance380 miles / 611 km
Flight reservationsClick here to book
Flight time1 hour 30 minutes (BNE-NTL)
1 hour 30 minutes (NTL-BNE)
AircraftBombardier Q400 (Dash 8)
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)12,000 Qantas Points + taxes, fees and charges

BRISBANE-TAMWORTH

Flight numbersQF2558 (BNE-TMW), QF2559 (TMW-BNE)
Operating daysSundays, Thursdays, Fridays
Distance287 miles / 461 km
Flight reservationsClick here to book
Flight time1 hour 10 minutes (BNE-TMW)
1 hour 5 minutes (TMW-BNE)
AircraftBombardier Q400 (Dash 8)
Rewards earned (one-way)Reward earning and redemption rates mirror Brisbane-Port Macquarie

“This increased flying helps get more of our people back into the air, maintain travel options for regional communities and drive much-needed tourism,” a Qantas spokesperson said.

“We expect the new flights to Port Macquarie will be popular with Queensland travellers looking to visit the beautiful coastal town, so we’re pleased the easing of travel restrictions has made this possible.”

November is a busy month for Port Macquarie, with FlyPelican linking the city directly to Canberra from this month: avoiding the need to transit via another airport to fly between the two destinations.

Earlier news: Regional Express considers Canberra, Geraldton, Port Macquarie flights

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