QANTASLINK will soon fly direct from Brisbane to Hamilton Island.
The news of Qantas’ expanding travel network was announced on Monday, with flights between Queensland’s capital and the holiday island to start from November 28.
Jetstar announced earlier this year that it would be cancelling its Brisbane to Hamilton Island route in October.
QantasLink will operate four return services per week, on Fridays and Mondays. QantasLink Chief Executive Officer John Gissing said this week this was great news for customers and Whitsunday tourism.
“Hamilton Island, and the wider Whitsunday region, is a fantastic holiday destination and we’re very excited to be giving our customers a direct premium service from Brisbane,” he said.
Whitsunday Marketing and Development CEO Danial Rochford said the announcement was great news for the Whitsunday region and is very warmly welcomed.
“To have QantasLink continue to grow access into the region is significant for our tourism industry,” Mr Rochford said.
“Many passengers look to Qantas and QantasLink and I can only see great opportunities for the region especially in important markets such as conferences and business events as a result of this announcement.
The news was also welcomed by Hamilton Island CEO Glenn Bourke. “Having celebrated the return of Qantas to the island in July, we are delighted to welcome the additional Qantas Brisbane – Hamilton Island service to compliment the current Qantas Sydney – Hamilton Island route,” he said.
To celebrate the new route, QantasLink is offering special sale fares of $79 one way, for travel between 28 November to 30 June 2015. The sale ends on October 1.
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