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August 16, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

QantasLink will provide more seats for travellers to Hobart over the peak holiday season in the wake of the boom in Tasmanian tourism the airline is seeing.

From mid-December through to the end of March, QantasLink will operate its larger B737 aircraft on peak days from Sydney and Melbourne, adding almost 5400 seats to Hobart over the period.

The airline says its move will ensure it has “the right aircraft on the right routes for our customers, and at the time of year they want to travel, and these additional seats are an example of that”.

Between 16 December 2017 and 24 March 2018 QantasLink will operate larger B737 aircraft to Hobart from Melbourne and Sydney (instead of a B717 jet) to cater for increased demand for travel.

On three days per week (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays), one daily return service from Sydney and one from Melbourne will operate with a B737 instead of a B717. A B737 aircraft has 174 seats, and a B717 aircraft has 110 seats. There are no changes to the current schedules and frequencies.

QantasLink currently operates 46 flights between Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as 27 flights into Devonport and 27 into Launceston.

Edited by Peter Needham

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