After a four-year absence Qantas, Australia’s premium airline, has announced that it will resume daily services between Sydney and the Gold Coast in order to meet the growing demand for leisure and business travel in the region.
Following continual analysis of the network, from late October Qantas will commence three daily return services between the Gold Coast and Sydney using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Tommy Davies manager, international marketing (UK, Ireland & Europe) of Gold Coast Tourism Corporation commented: “We’re delighted to see Qantas returning to the Gold Coast, providing greater choice for our domestic and international visitors alike in terms of a business class offering as well as greater connectivity with Qantas’ international network.”
With the massive development of south-east Queensland, the Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth-largest city and a fast-growing premium travel market.
Those travelling on the reinstated route will have plenty to look forward to as Qantas will be the only domestic airline operating out of the Gold Coast to serve a meal as standard and offer checked in baggage for all passengers as part of the fare – regardless of the time of travel or class.
To celebrate the announcement, Qantas transported one of its fleet’s next generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft to the Gold Coast.
The aircraft feature state-of-the-art, touch screen in-flight entertainment from Panasonic for all passengers, and a seating designed by Marc Newson.
Qantas was founded in Queensland in 1920 and the Qantas Group employs more than 5000 in the state.
The announcement of daily services being resumed on the route clearly illustrates the airlines connection with the state has never been stronger.