Qantas is committed to supporting growing tourism to Australia’s Red Centre, the airline’s Domestic Chief Executive Andrew David said, after launching two new services to Uluru.

Taking off today are Qantas’ first direct commercial flights to Uluru’s Ayers Rock Airport from both Adelaide and Darwin, which will save travellers from flying via another city and reduce travel time by up to five hours.

Operating twice weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays), the service will fly on the Flying Kangaroo’s Boeing 737, offering 162 seats in Economy and 12 in Business.

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“We’re seeing more demand for travel to Uluru from international and interstate tourists than we have seen in a long time.”

Andrew David, Qantas Domestic Chief Executive

“As the national carrier, we’re proud to promote the NT to travellers from around the world and in our own backyard,” he added.

“We’re committed to working closely with tourism bodies, hotels, tour operators and airports to get behind these new routes, continuing to drive demand, not just to Uluru, but across all parts of the Territory.”

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The new routes add to Qantas’ daily flights from Alice Springs and Cairns to Uluru, and Jetstar’s up to 17 direct weekly services to the destination from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

 

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