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Qantas to launch flights to Broken Hill in New South Wales

Qantas has announced that it will launch new nonstop flight to Broken Hill, the “Iconic Aussie Outback Town”. This will be the first time that the airline will begin flights from Broken Hill.

Starting 8th April 2022, QantasLink, a subsidiary of Qantas, will operate 2-flights-a-week between Sydney Airport and Broken Hill Airport with the following schedule:

  • Sydney-Broken Hill
  • Departure time: 13:00
  • Arrival time: 13:00
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: QF2017
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays
  • Broken Hill-Sydney
  • Departure time: 13:20
  • Arrival time: 16:05
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: QF2016
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays

Flights will be operated by Bombardier Q300 aircraft featuring 50 seats.

Related: Qantas to resume flights to Burnie as domestic demand grows

John Gissing, CEO, QantasLink, said:

Broken Hill is a unique Australian town and as the national carrier, we are thrilled to be adding it to our route map today. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to stimulate domestic tourism and support small business operators across regional Australia. We know many Australians are eager for their next holiday destination and outback New South Wales has plenty to offer. This new route will make it easier for travellers to experience Broken Hill’s rich history, growing cultural scene and spectacular natural surrounds. Residents of the far west will be able to seamlessly connect on to our domestic and international networks through Sydney, with local businesses and industries set to benefit from stronger travel connections and more visitors.

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John added:

QantasLink customers and Frequent Flyers will be able to earn and use Qantas Points on the new flights to enjoy premium service, including complimentary food and drinks, checked baggage and access to Qantas lounges in Sydney.

Tom Kennedy, Broken Hill Regional Council Mayor, said:

I think the community will be very excited to see the arrival of Qantas and to see some competition in the local market. Air travel is of vital importance to our community for tourism, health, and education, and I’d like to thank Qantas for providing locals with more options and more flexibility by offering their services out of Broken Hill.

Broken Hill is the newest destination to join QantasLink’s regional network, with the airline now operating flights to 57 regional and rural towns across Australia. With the inclusion of Broken Hill, the Qantas Group has launched 52 new domestic routes, including to many country destinations since the start of the global pandemic.

Fares will start from $269 one-way, but to celebrate the new destination, Qantas is offering a special sale fare starting from $189 one-way, available for sale until 21st February 2022, unless sold out prior.

Meanwhile, Qantas recently announced new nonstop flights to Rome.

Featured image by Qantas

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