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The Drawback With Qantas’ New Flights From Sydney To Byron Bay


A skimpily-clad mannequin primps and preens to your left and a stinking hippie shoe-averse gentleman clips his toenails to your proper. Oh and your abdomen is already curling, not as a result of fragrance and foot fungus, however as a result of the bottom is unsteady beneath you. No: you’re not trippin’ in Nimbin, you’re onboard one in every of Qantas’ new direct flights from Sydney to Ballina (one of many closest airports to Byron Bay).

Whereas the above hypothetical is exaggerated, Qantas’ new flights to Ballina, whereas extremely handy, will probably be undertaken on a reasonably small jet (a 50-seat Q300). One which the turbulence-paranoid may even go so far as to name rickety.

That stated, as Qantas introduced this morning, it should now be a lot simpler for Sydneysiders to journey to Byron Bay and the New South Wales far north coast, “with the launch of flights from Sydney to Ballina for the primary time in 15 years.”

“A every day return flight will start from 29 March 2020 including greater than 36,000 seats on the route every year,” Qantas wrote in a press launch, including, “Northern Rivers residents and enterprise travellers flying to Sydney will profit with the flights conveniently timed for same-day journeys with a morning departure from Ballina and a night return from Sydney.”

Why the brand new route? Qantas Home CEO Andrew David stated demand for premium journey to the area was rising and the brand new flights would give travellers much more alternative.

“Byron Bay continues to be an extremely standard vacation spot for holidaymakers of all kinds. We’ve seen increasingly luxurious lodges established lately and we expect it’s the best time for Qantas to once more fly on to Ballina,” Mr David stated.

“Our frequent flyers have been asking for this for a while and we expect they’ll benefit from the choice of flying on Qantas and the advantages our premium service affords together with lounge entry earlier than they fly out of Sydney.”

NSW Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres echoed the sentiment, calling the brand new route a implausible alternative for guests to take pleasure in one of many State’s hottest areas.

“NSW’s far north coast affords unbelievable seashores, world-class produce and seafood, and a life-style that’s the envy of many, so it’s nice that Qantas is making it even simpler for guests to discover Ballina and past,” Minister Ayres stated.

“Now could be the right time to flee the town and assist regional NSW by staying native and shopping for native, giving the tourism business in these communities a great addition.”

The brand new flights add to Jetstar’s companies to Ballina, with the low-cost service working direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne.

To rejoice the brand new route Qantas is providing particular fares of $115 one-way between Ballina and Sydney, for journey from 29 March to 25 October 2020 (sale ends 23 January 2020).

The easternmost level of Australia beckons. Simply bear in mind to take your anti-anxiety meds if you’re a nervous flyer.

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