Qantas will add three new Boeing 737-800 services a week between Brisbane and Perth from August this year, bringing the total number of weekly services operated on the route to 27. Qantas Group General Manager Sales and Distribution Rob Gurney said the improved schedule and additional flights provided more than 500 extra seats each week.
“This extra capacity is a direct response to the spike in tourist demand being experienced by the cities of Perth and Brisbane,” Mr Gurney said.
“The new schedule that Qantas has developed for services departing Brisbane will appeal to a broad range of traveller with two morning departures, an early afternoon and early evening.
“Departures from Perth back to Brisbane mean that travellers now have a choice of flights at around five-to-seven hour intervals.
“The last flight at 5.20pm will allow them to take advantage of day trips to Rottnest Island or meander back to the city from Margaret River.
“The improved schedule for those departing form Perth will also appeal to the business traveller.
“For the first time we are offering a non-stop Perth-Brisbane service, timed for an early morning departure at 7.35 am, which we believe will be very popular.
“Alternatively, they can choose a flight that arrives in the early morning in Brisbane, at 6.20 am, allowing them to complete a full day’s work,” he said.