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In full: The government-subsidised domestic network

written by Adam Thorn | April 17, 2020

A Qantas A380 and Virgin Australia A330 at YMML (Victor Pody)

The new government-subsidised domestic network, unveiled on Thursday evening, will cover all state and territory capital cities and begin to roll out immediately.  It will last for an initial eight-week period before being reviewed.

The announcement means the number of passenger flights operated by the Qantas Group will increase from 105 to 164 per week; while Virgin Australia will shift from running only Sydney-Melbourne to now flying 64 return services.

The full list of flights, which can be booked through the usual channels, are below:

QANTAS & JETSTAR

Victoria/Tasmania

  • Melbourne – Mildura
  • Melbourne – Launceston

NSW

  • Albury – Sydney
  • Armidale – Sydney
  • Ballina – Sydney
  • Coffs Harbour – Sydney
  • Dubbo – Sydney
  • Lord Howe Island – Sydney
  • Tamworth – Sydney
  • Wagga Wagga – Sydney

SA

  • Adelaide – Kangaroo Island
  • Adelaide – Port Lincoln
  • Adelaide – Whyalla

NT

  • Alice Springs – Darwin
  • Alice Springs – Sydney
  • Brisbane – Darwin

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WA

  • Newman – Perth
  • Broome – Perth
  • Geraldton – Perth
  • Kalgoorlie – Perth
  • Learmonth – Perth
  • Port Hedland – Perth
  • Karratha – Perth

QLD

  • Brisbane – Cairns
  • Brisbane – Emerald
  • Brisbane – Gladstone
  • Brisbane – Mt Isa
  • Brisbane – Longreach
  • Brisbane – Mackay
  • Brisbane – Moranbah
  • Brisbane – Roma
  • Brisbane – Rockhampton
  • Brisbane – Townsville
  • Cloncurry – Mt Isa
  • Cloncurry – Townsville
  • Cairns – Horne Island
  • Cairns – Townsville
  • Cairns – Weipa
  • Charleville – Roma
  • Mt Isa – Townsville
  • Mackay – Rockhampton
  • Mackay – Townsville
  • Townsville – Rockhampton

Trunk routes

  • Adelaide – Melbourne
  • Brisbane – Melbourne
  • Canberra – Melbourne
  • Melbourne – Hobart
  • Melbourne – Sydney
  • Adelaide – Sydney
  • Brisbane – Sydney
  • Canberra – Sydney
  • Melbourne – Perth
  • Perth – Sydney

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Melbourne

  • Melbourne – Adelaide (three return services per week)
  • Melbourne – Brisbane (seven return services per week)
  • Melbourne – Canberra (three return services per week)
  • Melbourne – Perth (seven return services per week)
  • Melbourne – Sydney (seven return services per week)

Brisbane

  • Brisbane – Melbourne (seven return services per week)
  • Brisbane – Sydney (seven return services per week)
  • Brisbane – Cairns (three return services per week)
  • Brisbane – Mackay (five return services per week)
  • Brisbane – Rockhampton (three return services per week)
  • Brisbane – Townsville (three return services per week)

Sydney

  • Sydney – Melbourne (seven return services per week)
  • Sydney – Brisbane (seven return services per week)
  • Sydney – Gold Coast (three return services per week)

Canberra

  • Canberra – Melbourne (three return services per week)

Adelaide

  • Adelaide – Melbourne (three return services per week)

Perth

  • Perth – Melbourne (seven return services per week)
  • Perth – Broome (three return services per week)
  • Perth – Port Hedland (two return services per week)
  • Perth – Newman (two return services per week)
  • Perth – Karratha (two return services per week)
  • Perth – Kununurra (two return services per week)
  • Perth – Kalgoorlie (two return services per week)

Comment (1)

  • Gary

    says:

    As always too little too late. With many of the stranded passengers in Perth already home after joining expensive charter flights. Most passengers had booked flights with Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin only to have the flights cancelled by the airlines who had charged excessively high fares and only offered flight credits in lieu of cash refunds.

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