Winter is coming, and what better way to embrace the chill than to plan a delightful getaway?
This year, folks from Albury-Wodonga will have a new, direct link to South Australia, thanks to Qantas’ latest seasonal route connecting Albury and Adelaide.
Kicking off from the 8th of July and running until the 25th of September 2022, the national carrier has announced it will operate two weekly return flights between the two cities. The flights will be run on their 50-seat Q300 aircraft.
This new service will be the only direct connection between South Australia and Albury. It’s set to save travellers more than three hours on a return flight compared to alternative flight options via Sydney or Melbourne.
This new route is a boon for South Australians, offering a gateway to their nearest snowfields – Falls Creek and Hotham in Victoria – just in time for the ski season. So, if you’ve been itching to hit the slopes, this new route might just be your ticket.
This addition means Albury will now have direct connections to four capital cities with Qantas – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and now Adelaide. It’s the first time in the airline’s history, making Albury one of the most connected regional centres.
And the good news doesn’t stop there. Qantas is also planning to up their game on the Albury-Brisbane route, increasing return services from 7 to 10 each week. This response comes due to strong demand on the route since Queensland’s border reopened late last year.
To sweeten the deal, Qantas is offering special fares on the new route starting from $179 one-way.
These fares are up for grabs until 22 April 2022, unless sold out before then.
Passengers can also look forward to Qantas’ premium service, with complimentary food and drinks, baggage, and lounge access in Adelaide before they fly out.
And don’t worry about lugging your ski gear around – ski and snowboard equipment can be included within the checked baggage allowance.
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