Qantas launches 7 new routes within Australia
Qantas is expanding its business. Seven new routes are being established within Australia. More widebody aircraft are also being used on flights within Australia’s main cities to increase capacity. Qantas wants to maximise the opportunities within Australia. Until the end of this year, regular international flight operations will be halted, apart from flights to New Zealand. New Zealand is in Australia’s ‘air travel bubble’.
45 new domestic destinations
The new destinations within Australia are mainly focused on domestic tourism. Flights will be operated between Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, Hobart, Pert-Gold Coast and Sydney-Uluru, among others. Qantas has also started operating the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on flights between Sydney and Perth. This type of aircraft has room for 236 passengers. The Airbus A330-200 will be used on flights from Darwin to Sydney and Brisbane.
By continuing to add domestic routes, Qantas’ capacity is growing rapidly. It is expected that Qantas will be back to normal within a few months, despite the lack of international flights.
(c) photo: Qantas – Boeing 787