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In full: Qantas cancellations and network changes

written by Dylan Nicholson | March 19, 2020

In a drastic move, Qantas group has announced extensive changes to its network including the cancelling of international flights due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The changes include revised mainland and regional networks, suspended routes and new Qantas and Jetstar scheduling.

The alterations, due to come into effect from “late March” are as follows:

Revised Qantas mainline network

East coast capitals
Sydney-Melbourne (88 return services per week, down from 250)
Sydney-Brisbane (50 return services per week, down from 142)
Melbourne-Brisbane (36 return services per week, down from 95)

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East-west
Sydney-Perth (25 return services per week, down from 47)
Melbourne-Perth (22 return services per week, down from 46)
Brisbane-Perth (14 return services per week, down from 35)

Canberra
Sydney-Canberra (38 return services per week, down from 115)
Melbourne-Canberra (38 return services per week, down from 67)
Brisbane-Canberra (15 return services per week, down from 35)
Adelaide-Canberra (7 return services per week, down from 12)

Northern Territory
Sydney-Darwin (7 return services per week, down from 11)
Brisbane-Darwin (3 return services per week, down from 7)
Adelaide-Alice Springs (7 return services per week, nil change)
Sydney-Alice Springs (7 return services per week, nil change)
Darwin-Alice Springs (7 return services per week, down from 14)

Adelaide
Sydney-Adelaide (21 return services per week, down from 54)
Melbourne-Adelaide (27 return services per week, down from 69)
Brisbane-Adelaide (13 return services per week, down from 25)
Perth-Adelaide (14 return services per week, down from 28)

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Tasmania
Melbourne-Hobart (9 return services per week, down from 26)
Sydney-Hobart (7 return services per week, down from 17)

Queensland
Sydney-Gold Coast (14 return services per week, down from 28)
Sydney-Cairns (7 return services per week, down from 14)
Brisbane-Cairns (14 return services per week, down from 38)
Brisbane-Townsville (14 return services per week, down from 36)

Revised Qantas regional network

Sydney
Albury, Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga (around 12 return services per week)
Lord Howe Island (7 return services per week)
Moree (6 return services per week)

Brisbane
Bundaberg (12 return services per week)
Emerald*
Gladstone*
Hamilton Island, Hervey Bay (7 return services per week)
Longreach via Barcaldine or Blackall (7 return services per week)
Mackay (21 return services per week)
Moranbah (23 return services per week)
Roma (19 return services per week)
Charleville (4 return services per week)
Rockhampton*
Mt Isa *

Cairns
Townsville*
Horn Island (7 return services per week)
Weipa (13 return services per week)

Townsville
Mount Isa via Cloncurry (9 return services per week)
Townsville-Mackay-Rockhampton (7 return services per week)

Adelaide
Port Lincoln, Whyalla (7 return services per week)
Kangaroo Island (3 return services per week)

Melbourne
Devonport, Launceston (12 return services per week)

Perth
Geraldton (9 return services per week)
All other intra-WA regional routes unaffected

*new schedule still to be finalised

Suspended regional Qantas routes

Adelaide
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Darwin (Direct)

Alice Springs
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Brisbane
Melbourne
Perth

Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Cairns

Brisbane
Alice Springs
Lord Howe
Tamworth

Cairns
Hamilton Island
Melbourne

Darwin
Adelaide (direct)
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Broome
Melbourne

Melbourne
Alice Springs
Broome
Darwin
Gold Coast
Hamilton Island

Perth
Alice Springs
Canberra

Sydney
Ballina (Launch delayed)
Bendigo
Broome
Hamilton Island
Mildura (Launch delayed)
Orange (Launch delayed)
Sunshine Coast
Toowoomba (Wellcamp)

Jetstar domestic and Jetstar domestic in New Zealand

East coast capitals
Sydney-Melbourne (28 return services per week, down from 93)
Sydney -Brisbane (14 return services per week, down from 43)
Brisbane-Melbourne (14 return services per week, down from 34)

Queensland Coast
Cairns-Sydney (7 return services per week, down from 21)
Sunshine Coast-Sydney (7 return services per week, down from 25)
Sunshine Coast-Melbourne (7 return services per week, down from 18)
Brisbane-Townsville (7 return services per week, down from 14)
Cairns-Melbourne (14 return services per week, down from 26)
Proserpine-Brisbane (7 return services per week, no change)

Gold Coast
Gold Coast-Sydney (21 return services per week, down from 70)
Gold Coast-Melbourne (14 return services per week, down from 45)

NSW coast
Ballina-Sydney (7 return services per week, down from 18)
Newcastle-Brisbane (7 return services per week, down from 16)
Newcastle-Melbourne (7 return services per week, down from 25)

Tasmania
Hobart-Melbourne (14 return services per week, down from 36)
Launceston-Melbourne (14 return services per week, down from 26)
Hobart-Sydney (7 return services per week, down from 17)
Launceston-Sydney (7 return services per week, down from 9)

South Australia
Adelaide-Melbourne (14 return services per week, down from 24)
Adelaide-Sydney (14 return services per week, down from 26)

Western Australia
Perth-Melbourne (7 return services per week, down from 11)

Northern Territory
Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Sydney (6 return services per week, down from 7)

Other (inc Jetstar New Zealand)
Avalon-Sydney (14 return services per week, down from 38)
Auckland-Christchurch (14 return services per week, down from 42)
Auckland-Wellington (14 return services per week, down from 42)

Suspended routes

Queensland coast
All flights to Hamilton Island and Mackay
Brisbane-Cairns

Gold Coast
Gold Coast-Adelaide
Gold Coast-Avalon
Gold Coast-Cairns
Gold Coast-Newcastle
Gold Coast-Perth

NSW coast
Ballina-Melbourne

Tasmania
Hobart-Adelaide
Hobart-Brisbane
Launceston-Brisbane

South Australia
Adelaide-Avalon
Adelaide-Brisbane
Adelaide-Cairns
Adelaide-Sunshine Coast

Western Australia
Perth-Adelaide
Perth-Gold Coast
Perth-Cairns
Perth-Sydney
Busselton-Melbourne (Launched delayed)

Northern Territory
All Darwin services

Other (including Jetstar New Zealand)
Auckland-Dunedin
Auckland-Queenstown
Wellington-Queenstown
Wellington-Christchurch

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5 Comments

  • David Bell

    says:

    Congratulations to Alan Joyce and his team. Sensible reductions and suspensions of domestic flight schedules. Also, very little choice other that suspending international passenger flights until further notice.
    Regards
    David Bell
    Cremorne NSW 2090

  • David Bell

    says:

    my submission a few minutes ago has a spelling error
    Should be other than not other that
    Thanks
    David Bell

  • Evan

    says:

    I think we can work it out, David.

    Re Joyce… a MEANINGFUL gesture–not this empty one–would have been to forego his salary for the rest of the calendar year… not just the financial year. I’m alright Jack…

  • john

    says:

    just saw that Fiji Airways(FJ) are still operating SYD/NAN presumably using a B738, not an A330 or A350.

    FJ have canned all BNE/NAN & MEL/NAN flights until May (not clear if until 1 or 31 May – guess that’s totally flexible)

    Also presume that they carry any Virgin, Qantas or Jetstar passengers, who still want to fly.

    How do VA/QF/JQ pay FJ to carry their pax ? Collect whatever fare has been paid, nett ?

    This Corona thing actually seems under control in China, but not in Italy. Then again, the Italians are not known for being well organised, like some political parties.

  • Meepa

    says:

    Its like other airlines in Australia dont matter!
    Aussie Aviation at its best….

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