QantasLink changing Sydney flight times from January 10

QANTASLINK will change the times of its weekend services to and from Sydney and Hervey Bay from January 10 next year to better suit travellers.

The planes will leave earlier on Saturdays and later on Sundays.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell said Fraser Coast Opportunities, the council and QantasLink continued to enjoy a successful business partnership as they worked to grow the overall size of the air travel market in the Fraser Coast.

"It is pleasing that flights are booked solidly in the lead up to the region's peak tourist season," he said.

"Another positive to come out of this partnership is that it has identified feedback from travellers resulting in adjustments to the schedule from January which should be better suited to those wanting to travel the Fraser Coast-Sydney route."

QantasLink chief executive officer John Gissing said by working together, QantasLink was able to ensure it continued to offer the right mix of services and drive growth to the benefit of its local partners.

"We are seeing solid bookings on our services from the Fraser Coast to Brisbane and Sydney," he said.

Fraser Coast Opportunities general manager David Spear said the solid passenger numbers on the route highlighted the benefits of the region's destination marketing efforts working in synergy with QantasLink's marketing push.

"FCO has just commenced a Guaranteed Summer marketing campaign which specifically targets the Sydney and Melbourne markets and we hope this will help to stimulate demand and increase volume through the Fraser Coast airport," Mr Spear said.

Tourism portfolio councillor Stuart Taylor encouraged Fraser Coast residents to take advantage of the earlier arrival and later departure times and expanded mid-week Brisbane services.

"This gives people in our local region more opportunity to access Sydney and Brisbane, whether for a holiday or business," he said.

Flight changes

Saturday

Current:

  • Departs Sydney 11.25am and arrives at Hervey Bay at 12.10pm
  • Departs Hervey Bay at 12.45pm and arrives in Sydney at 3.30pm

From Jan 10:

  • Departs Sydney 9.40am and arrives at Hervey Bay 10.40am
  • Departs Hervey Bay at 11.05am and arrives in Sydney at 2.05pm

Sunday

Current:

  • Departs Sydney 11.25am and arrives at Hervey Bay at 12.10pm
  • Departs Hervey Bay at 12.45pm and arrives in Sydney at 3.30pm

From Jan 10:

  • Departs Sydney 1pm and arrives at Hervey Bay at 1.45pm
  • Departs Hervey Bay at 2.20pm and arrives in Sydney at 5.05pm
     


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