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Mon, 4 March 2019

Qantas to Launch Direct Melbourne - Queenstown Flights for Ski Season

Qantas has confirmed that it will launch seasonal flights between Melbourne and Queenstown to meet the growing number of Australians seeking winter holidays in New Zealand over the peak ski season.

Between 21 June and 27 August 2019, Qantas will operate three services per week between Melbourne and Queenstown with a Boeing 737 aircraft, offering more than 10,000 seats on the route over the winter peak.

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.

The new flights are in addition to the Qantas Group’s 33 existing Queenstown services available each week throughout winter, with Qantas’ flights operating from Sydney and Brisbane and Jetstar’s flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast.

Qantas International CEO, Alison Webster, said, “Every year we see more and more Australians travelling across the Tasman to experience a ski season in New Zealand. We know there is already strong demand from Melburnians travelling to Queenstown in winter and our existing flights from Sydney are very popular. These new flights from Melbourne will allow Victorians to fly direct, maximising the time they have on the slopes and to explore everything else this beautiful destination has to offer.”

The flights – which will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays – have been made possible by reducing Qantas’ Melbourne-Christchurch schedule to four services per week over the winter when demand is lower.

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