Qantas is hitting the ski fields with the launch of three new routes this winter, offering more than 15,000 new seats to holidaymakers.
From 1 July to 26 September 2021, the Flying Kangaroo will add three more flights to its network, to Cooma and Albury in New South Wales:
- Sydney to Cooma will operate three times a week, from A$179
- Brisbane to Cooma will fly two times a week, from A$239
- Brisbane to Albury will soar three times a week, from A$239
All flights will be on QantasLink’s Economy-only Dash-8 aircraft, with Classic Flight Reward seats available from 8,000 Qantas Points on the Sydney-Cooma flight, and 12,000 points on the Brisbane routes, both plus taxes and surcharges.
Enjoy a long weekend on the slopes with Qantas’ newest route
From Cooma, customers can access the Perisher Valley, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass in NSW. From Albury, Qantas passengers can access Falls Creek and Hotham resorts in Victoria.
In particular, the Sydney-Cooma flights are timed to depart after work on Thursday and Friday and get back home by Sunday evening, paving the way for a hassle-free long weekend on the slopes.
QantasLink CEO John Gissing said the new routes would make it easier for Australians to access the Snowy Mountains and the Victorian Alps.
With international border closures meaning more Australians are planning their next holiday closer to home, we are creating more travel options where there is demand.
We’re expecting these flights will be popular with skiers and snowboarders who might not have been able to hit the slopes through COVID last season in Australia or overseas.– John Gissing, QantasLink CEO, 9 March 2021
The move comes as competitor Rex recently exited the Sydney-Cooma route, citing Qantas as attempting to “intimidate and damage Rex in its traditional regional market,” said Rex deputy chairman John Sharp in a media release to the ASX.