Qantas has added five new regional routes to its domestic network, in response to customer demand for direct services to a range of destinations.
The new additions include: Brisbane to Port Macquarie, Melbourne to Coffs Harbour, Sydney to Hervey Bay, Sydney to Hamilton Island and Brisbane to Miles.
“Customers would previously have to travel via another port, now they are able to travel directly to their holiday destinations,” Qantas Domestic chief executive Lyell Strambi said.
“We looked at ways we can better use our aircraft, particularly on the weekends, and found network improvements resulting in additional aircraft being free to support these new routes.”
Under the changes, Melbourne passengers travelling to Coffs Harbour will save around two hours in travel time.