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Wed, 3 April 2019

Qantas Launches Flights to Uluru from Adelaide and Darwin

Qantas has launched the first direct commercial flights to Uluru from both Adelaide and Darwin to meet growing demand from travellers.

The direct flights to Ayers Rock Airport will operate two times per week from both cities (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) with Boeing 737 aircraft, offering almost 700 seats to the destination each week.

The routes add to Qantas’ daily flights from Alice Springs and Cairns to Uluru, and Jetstar’s up to 17 direct weekly services to the destination from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Qantas Airbus A330 MSN 940 reg: VH-EBJ in the foreground with another Qantas aircraft in the background. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com at Changi Airport in Singapore. Click to enlarge.

Qantas Domestic CEO, Andrew David, said, “We’re seeing more demand for travel to Uluru from international and interstate tourists than we have seen in a long time. In the past few years the Qantas Group has added new routes and more flights to Uluru from Brisbane and Sydney and now Adelaide and Darwin. The direct flights offer a new convenient option from Adelaide and Darwin, saving travellers up to five hours’ time instead of travelling on flights via other cities. As the national carrier, we’re proud to promote the NT to travellers from around the world and in our own backyard. We’re committed to working closely with tourism bodies, hotels, tour operators and airports to get behind these new routes, continuing to drive demand, not just to Uluru, but across all parts of the Territory.”

Qantas is currently offering special fares to Uluru from Adelaide from A$299 one-way and from Darwin from A$249 one-way, available for sale until 16 April 2019, for travel from 1 May 2019 (unless sold out prior).

Voyages CEO, Grant Hunt said, “The spiritual heart of Australia is now more accessible than ever and these new direct routes to Uluru create opportunities for both the leisure and business events sectors. Uluru has experienced a huge leap in visitation in recent years and it is great to see Qantas responding to this increased demand from international and interstate travellers. Initiatives such as Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Uluru have attracted more than 200,000 guests since opening in 2016, providing travellers with the impetus to book now and helping turn Uluru into a year-round destination.”

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