Qantas adds 60 new trans-Tasman flights to met ever rising demand for travel

Melbourne, Australia - April 17, 2016: On a clear, sunny autumn day, Qantas Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB aeroplane lifts off the runway and becomes airborne.  The plane named Yananyi” is on flight QF444, a domestic service to Sydney along the world’s third busiest air corridor.

Qantas has added more than 60 additional flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne to make it easier for interstate and New Zealand concertgoers to travel in an era of high demand.

More than 11,000 more seats will be made available on the new services and the up gauging of some trans-Tasman services from a 737 to a larger A330 aircraft. 

The additional flights are scheduled between 15 February – 27 February 2024, and are currently available for booking, including:

  • 24 flights between Sydney and Melbourne
  • 20 flights between Sydney/Melbourne and Adelaide 
  • 6 flights between Sydney and Perth
  • 8 flights between Sydney/Melbourne and Christchurch
  • 8 flights between Sydney/Melbourne and Wellington

The new services are in response to a massive jump in demand, with a 1500 per cent increase in domestic bookings last week when pre-sale and general sale tickets went on sale compared to the same period last year.

Classic Flight Reward seats are still available across flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne during the concert weeks, which means ticketholders can travel to their concert for as little as 8,000 Qantas Points one-way (plus taxes, fees and carrier charges).

Concertgoers can also use Qantas Points to save money on their accommodation in Melbourne and Sydney via Qantas Hotels and Qantas Holidays.

Customers who book accommodation through Qantas Hotels or Holidays by 31 July 2023 will have the chance to win 1 million Qantas Points each year for the next 20 years. More details here.

“Our forward bookings showed a swift rise in demand for flights to Sydney and Melbourne next February, with a 1500 per cent increase in domestic bookings last week compared to the same period last year,” a Qantas spokesperson, said. 

“Adding 60 new flights interstate and trans-Tasman will make it easier for ticketholders to travel to Sydney and Melbourne and make their wildest dreams come true.

“Our lowest fares have a reputation for selling out quickly, so our advice for any concertgoers is to book as soon as possible.”

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