QantasLink has today announced it will launch direct flights between Bendigo and Sydney, saving hours of travel time for business and leisure travellers.
QantasLink’s flights will be the first-ever regular passenger services between Bendigo and Sydney, and the first commercial services from Bendigo in more than 30 years.
From 31 March 2019, QantasLink will operate flights six days per week with its 50-seat Q300 turboprop aircraft, offering more than 30,000 seats on the route each year. Flights will increase to daily over the peak summer season.
To mark the announcement, QantasLink has today flown one of its Q300 turboprop aircraft to Bendigo for a ceremony with the local community.
QantasLink CEO John Gissing said the new Bendigo flights reinforced the national carrier’s commitment to supporting regional Victoria.
To celebrate the new destination, QantasLink is offering special fares of $129 one-way between Bendigo and Sydney, for travel from 31 March to 26 October 2019. Fares available to book at qantas.com and through travel agents, and the sale ends 17 December 2018.
The launch of the services follow runway upgrades completed at Bendigo Airport last year.
Bendigo is the 57th destination on the QantasLink network and the Qantas Group’s fourth destination in Victoria after Melbourne, Mildura and Avalon.