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Qantas announced a major expansion of its network from the nation’s capital with three new routes commencing in the next month from Canberra.

Details of the three new routes are:

  • Canberra-Sunshine Coast will operate three times a week and start on Thursday 19 November
  • Canberra-Cairns will operate twice a week and starts on Saturday 21 November
  • Canberra-Hobart will operate three times a week and starts on Friday 4 December

The flights will be operated by QantasLink’s dual-class Boeing 717s featuring 12 seats in Business and 98 seats in Economy. The new routes follow on from the recent successful launch of Canberra-Gold Coast flights, the reinstatement of flights to Perth, and additional services to Brisbane.

Since state and territory border restrictions eased in September, Qantas has announced nine new routes across Australia.


Comments – to be attributed to Qantas Domestic & International CEO Andrew David



“With international borders still closed, Australians are more inspired than ever to explore places in their own backyard.

“We’ve taken a fresh look at our network, creating new direct services, which were previously only available by connecting via another city, saving customers up to two hours of travel time.

“These flights are great news for travelers who will now have more direct flights between Canberra and Cairns, Noosa and Hobart. It will also mean we can get more of our people back to work.”

Qantas is launching a three-day sale with special fares*:

  • Canberra-Cairns from $199 one-way
  • Canberra-Sunshine Coast from $169 one-way
  • Canberra-Hobart from $159 one-way

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