Qantas continues to boost its domestic network with the launch of daily non-stop flights between Melbourne and the Gold Coast from October 25.
Served by Boeing 737 aircraft with both business class and economy, the new route builds on the airline’s existing Sydney-Gold Coast flights and takes on flight numbers QF880 from Melbourne and QF881 on the return.
Flight timings vary throughout the week, although business class passengers, Qantas Club members and frequent flyers with Gold status or above will be able to unwind at the Gold Coast Qantas Club before their flight to Melbourne.
Review, photos: Qantas Club, Gold Coast Airport
Qantas will also bolster its Sydney-Gold Coast flights with the introduction of an additional daily service from February next year, and will kick off Sydney-Sunshine Coast flights in December.
“These new services help us meet the growing demand for premium leisure services between Sydney and Maroochydore and Melbourne and the Gold Coast,” said Qantas Domestic CEO Andrew David.
Gold Coast flights will go on sale on Wednesday July 22 with initial promotional fares of $99 for a one-way journey in economy, with Sydney’s Sunshine coast services also up for grabs from just $89.
Qantas previously handed over all of its Gold Coast routes to low-cost sibling Jetstar in 2007, much to the chagrin of business travellers, but restarted red-tail flights between Sydney and the Gold Coast in late 2012.
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