Qantas flies direct Sydney/Whitsundays after ten year gap
by Shamoli Dutt


Qantas today started thrice weekly direct services between Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef Airport for travellers visiting this magnificient part of the world..

The flights will operate on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday(peak season) between July and September through to January) and bi-weekly services on Wednesday and Sunday the rest of the year.

The new services begin after a ten year gap.

Qantas Domestic chief, Lyell Strambi said the airline was delighted to be flying back to the region.

“Our customers told us that they wanted direct access to the Whitsundays on a premium leisure service from Sydney. Today we respond to that demand and complement Jetstar’s existing flights as part of our two-brand strategy.

"Qantas will be the only domestic airline operating out of the Great Barrier Reef Airport to include the convenience of an inflight meal and checked in baggage for all passengers as part of the fare no matter what time they are flying or which class they are travelling in.

“This is great news for tourism and The Whitsunday’s 74 tropical islands, including the renowned Hamilton Island and the ultra-luxury One&Only Hayman Island,” he said.

Year round fares begin at $189 one way. For more information visit

by Shamoli Dutt - Austguide Travel News Editor