Qantas will operate a series of scenic getaway flights landing at some of Australia’s key holiday destinations – with the first trip to ULURU on sale at 2pm today.
After the success of the airline’s “Flight To Nowhere” and with domestic borders reopening, Qantas is evolving the scenic flight concept to offer an overnight getaway to some of the most iconic Australian spots while still including spectacular low-level flybys.
The first of the Scenic Flight Getaways will take 110 passengers onboard a Qantas 737 from Sydney to Uluru to experience one of the country’s most culturally significant sites.
Qantas Group Chief Executive Alan Joyce said there has never been a better time to be innovative in promoting our own backyard and supporting hard-hit tourism operators.
Even though seats are limited, we think the awareness generated by these flights is a great way to get more people thinking about where they might holiday as we head towards summer.
Alan Joyce, Qantas Group Chief Executive
“As well as a handful of these special scenic flight experiences, we’re ready to ramp up our regular services with very competitive fares to help reunite families and friends by the end of the year,” added Mr Joyce.
The first Scenic Flight Getaway will take off to Uluru on Saturday 5 December and the overnight outing will include a pre-flight lounge champagne breakfast, a flight to Uluru including low-level flybys of Sydney Harbour on departure and low-level circuits to offer passengers a bird’s eye view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
Qantas will partner with Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia to provide guests with a memorable Red Centre experience staying at Ayers Rock Resort’s premier hotel, Sails in the Desert.
During your stay, you will enjoy a hands-on Indigenous art workshop, a Night at Field of Light including a three-course dinner under the stars using native ingredients, with a didgeridoo performance and an Indigenous interpretation of the night sky.
The following morning, passengers will watch sunrise over Uluru and a guided walk to the Muṯitjulu Waterhole as well as a visit to neighbouring Kata Tjuta before a late morning brunch and a flight back to Sydney for a final harbour flyby before landing.
“We are proud to partner with Qantas, the spirit of Australia to welcome visitors back to Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia,”
Matt Cameron-Smith, Voyages CEO
He added, “This has been a tough year for tourism and it’s great to be able to give Australians an opportunity to get back on a flight and travel to one of our country’s most iconic destinations.”
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The first Qantas Scenic Flight Getaway will go on sale TODAY, Thursday 29 October, at 2.00 pm via Qantas.com.
The trip to Uluru is on the weekend of Saturday 5 December.
The price for business class, in twin share accommodation, is $3,999pp and for economy class, in twin share accommodation, is $2,499pp.
The flight will operate with net-zero emissions – with 100% of emissions carbon offset.
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