Qantas Adds More Flights Between Hamilton Isle and Brisbane

6th May 2015

Australian carrier Qantas is set to add a little under 300 seats per week for its Hamilton-Brisbane service. This will see the airline add one Boeing 717 plane with 125 seats every Monday and two more flights on Tuesdays and Fridays operated by a Q400 jet with 74 seats.

The news from Qantas comes just in time for the customers to see the new 3D Virtual Reality experience of the Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Qantas has teamed up with Samsung and Rapid VR, providing its passengers a one-of-a-kind experience of one of the top tourist destinations Australia has to offer.

Olivia Wirth, Qantas Group executive in charge of brand, marketing and corporate business explained that adding new flights between Hamilton Isle and Brisbane, as well as the VR experience the carrier's guests will be able to enjoy is a statement to how much the company is committed to support Whitsunday as a premier tourism destination.

Ms. Wirth said:

"As one of the largest private investors in Australian tourism, we are constantly looking at different ways to showcase the wonderful destinations on our network."

CEO of Hamilton Island Glen Bourke added that, according to the latest survey by Tourism Australia, The Sunburnt Country is rated as the top tourist destination for "world class beauty".

Here's what Mr. Bourke said:

"As the ultimate Great Barrier Reef holiday destination, we welcome Qantas to bring more passengers from Brisbane, which is an important market for us. Certainly, we have seen a new level of interest in the Great Barrier Reef from our guests, domestic and international, in the past 12 months, and I'm sure the Great Barrier Reef virtual vision we've created with Qantas will inspire many more to visit."

Qantas guests will be able to see the VR film on select flights and international lounges beginning with 27 June this year.