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Qantas to launch a new route to Albury, New South Wales

Qantas has announced that it will launch a new route to Albury in New South Wales and also increase flights on Brisbane-Albury route.

From 8th July 2022 to 25th September 2022, Qantas will operate twice-weekly flights between Adelaide Airport and Albury Airport with the following schedule:

  • Adelaide-Albury
  • Departure time: 11:00
  • Arrival time: 13:30
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: QF2217
  • Frequency: Fridays and Sundays
  • Albury-Adelaide
  • Departure time: 13:55
  • Arrival time: 15:40
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: QF2218
  • Frequency: Fridays and Sundays

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These flights will be operated by QantasLink’s Bombardier Dash-8 Q300 aircraft featuring 50 standard Economy Class seats. The new service will be the only direct connection between South Australia and Albury, saving travellers more than three hours on a return flight compared to alternative flight options via Sydney or Melbourne.

For South Australians, the new route opens up a gateway to their closest snowfields, Falls Creek and Hotham in Victoria, for the ski season. The new route will mean that Albury has direct connections to four capital cities with Qantas for the first time – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.

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Qantas will also increase flights between Brisbane and Albury from 7-weekly to 10-weekly flights, in response to strong demand on the route since Queensland’s border reopened late last year.

John Gissing, CEO, QantasLink, said:

A new capital city route is fantastic news for Albury which is quickly becoming one of our most connected regional centres. The direct flights to Adelaide and increased Brisbane services will create stronger connections for business travellers and also make it easier for interstate visitors to experience all that the Albury-Wodonga region has to offer. This seasonal service will open up a new gateway to some of Victoria’s premier snow resorts, Hotham and Falls Creek, making them more accessible than ever for South Australians looking for a ski holiday.

Passengers will enjoy the benefits of Qantas’ premium service, including complimentary food and drinks, baggage and lounge access in Adelaide before they fly out. Ski and snowboard equipment can be included within the checked baggage allowance.

Meanwhile, Qantas recently confirmed an order for 12 Airbus A350-1000XLRs (Extra Long Range), 20 A321XLRs and 20 A220-300s.

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