Sydney to Cooma – return flights will operate three days per week starting 1 July until 26 September 2021.
Brisbane to Cooma – return flights will operate two days per week starting
1 July until 26 September 2021.
The Brisbane flights operate Fri/Sun and Sydney flights on Thurs/Fri/Sun. The flights from Sydney are timed to allow travellers to depart after work on a Thursday or Friday and return Sunday evening, which enables them to enjoy a long weekend of skiing without needing to drive.
The flights from Brisbane will also offer Queenslanders the only direct airline connection to the snowfields this season.
Both routes will be operated by QantasLink’s turboprop Q400 aircraft, which seat 74 passengers.
Fares for flights between Sydney and Cooma are available from $179 one-way and flights from Brisbane to Cooma are available from $239 one-way at qantas.com or through Travel Agents. Qantas Frequent Flyers can book reward seats from Sydney to Cooma for 8,000 Qantas Points one-way and from Brisbane to Cooma for 12,000 Qantas Points one-way, plus taxes, fees and carrier charges.
Ski and snowboard equipment can be included as part of the checked baggage allowance.
QantasLink CEO John Gissing said at the March announcement:
“With international border closures meaning more Australians are planning their next holiday closer to home, we are creating more travel options where there is demand,” said Mr Gissing.
“We’re expecting these flights will be popular with skiers and snowboarders who might not have been able to hit the slopes through COVID last season in Australia or overseas.”
“Our new direct flights to Cooma will mean ski enthusiasts can spend less time on the road and more time on the mountain,” added Mr Gissing.
“We’ll be working with the major ski resorts and transport operators to promote these new flights to millions of our frequent flyers around the country, with connections from our large domestic network through Sydney or Brisbane making a trip to the snowfields more accessible”, Mr Gissing said.