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Qantas to resume flights to Burnie as domestic demand grows

Qantas has announced the resumption of flights to Burnie, a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, for the first time in 15 years.

To ‘meet growing demand for travel within Australia’, Qantas will fly daily between Melbourne and Burnie starting 21st June 2021. The Australian flag carrier will deploy a 50-seat Q300 turboprop aircraft on this route. The schedule for Melbourne-Burnie-Melbourne route is:

  • Melbourne-Burnie
  • Departure time: 08:05
  • Arrival time: 09:20
  • Flight time: 1 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: QF2087
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Burnie-Melbourne
  • Departure time: 09:40
  • Arrival time: 10:55
  • Flight time: 1 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: QF2088
  • Frequency: Daily

John Gissing, CEO, QantasLink, said:

We’re pleased to be adding Burnie to our map again to help support growing demand and offer travellers and the business community more choice. Tasmania has been popular with our customers since travel restrictions started to ease last year and these new flights will make it easier for travellers to experience the culture, natural beauty and wildlife of Burnie and its surrounds. Residents of the north west coast will be able to earn and use Qantas points on direct flights from Burnie to Melbourne and seamlessly connect on to our extensive domestic network. We’re promoting these new flights to millions of our frequent flyers across the country and think they’ll enjoy the benefits of our premium service, including complimentary food and drinks, baggage and lounge access before they fly out.

This announcement follows 4 other new routes that Qantas has launched to Tasmania in recent months ‘in response to demand’. These 4 new routes are:

  • Brisbane-Hobart
  • Sydney-Launceston
  • Perth-Hobart
  • Canberra-Hobart

Meanwhile, Qantas recently announced a special one-off Boeing B787 Dreamliner Supermoon Scenic flight.

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