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Showing posts with label Orange. Show all posts

03 July, 2020

Qantas confirms the launch of two new routes.

The Australian airline Qantas has confirmed the launch of two new routes to regional New South Wales, Sydney - Byron Bay and Sydney - Orange.

The first Qantas flight between Sydney and Byron Bay - Ballina in 15 years took place on the 1st of July, whilst the first-ever flights to Orange will start on 20 July.

The airline advised that both routes were originally scheduled to start earlier this year but were delayed due to the Coronavirus and travel restrictions.

QantasLink CEO John Gissing said the recent spike in bookings demonstrates there is significant pent up demand for Australians to take a holiday after months of lockdown.  “As the national carrier we have an important role to play in driving tourism and reviving the industry that has been devastated by COVID-19,” Mr Gissing said. “These additional flights are coming at the right time for families who’ve spent much of the recent months confined to their homes and are looking forward to getting out and exploring their own State. While our business has been challenged like never before by COVID-19, the launch of these flights is another step towards a recovery and getting more of our people back flying again.”