Gold Coast snubbed as Qantas, Jetstar boost Qld flights

Qantas and Jetstar will boost flights across Queensland after restrictions on travel within the State were eased.

But the Gold Coast’s hopes of cashing in on an intrastate travel boom have been dashed, with the Flying Kangaroo staying away from the Glitter Strip for now.

Across the country, Qantas and Jetstar will increase capacity from 5 per cent of pre-Coronavirus levels to 15 per cent by the end of June which the airline says equates to more than 300 flights per week.


It has flagged even more flights during July depending on demand and the reopening of State borders.

But Queenslanders hoping to travel to or from the Gold Coast will have to rely on their cars for now.

Qantas will resume flights between Brisbane and Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay while Jetstar will return to the Whitsunday Coast.

It will also increase flights between Brisbane and Mackay and Rockhampton.

Flights from Brisbane to Sydney and Melbourne are also being boosted.

Qantas will also begin flying between Sydney and Ballina while Jetstar will also return to the route.

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How have they “snubbed us” when the premier refuses to open our border? They could fly us out but couldn’t fly us in? Then we’d be even more annoyed. Its not the airlines fault. Point the finger at our premier