QantasLink is dropping nonstop Melbourne-Coffs Harbour and Sydney-Hervey Bay flights from early August.
The last Melbourne-Coffs Harbour flight, which is served once a week on Saturdays with Boeing 717 equipment, will be on August 6, with affected passengers booked to travel after that date transferred onto services via Sydney, Qantas said in a note to travel agents.
Meanwhile, QantasLink’s twice weekly Sydney-Hervey Bay flights, which operate on Saturdays and Sundays with a mix of turboprop and jet equipment, were scheduled to end on August 7. Instead of the nonstop service, the airline was rebooking passengers on flights via Brisbane.
Alternatively, passengers can change their flights to a new destination, receive a full refund or receive a credit from the airline for use towards future travel, Qantas said.
Sydney-Hervey Bay is also served nonstop by Virgin Australia, while Tigerair Australia offers nonstop service between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour.
A file image of a QantasLink Boeing 717. (Rob Finlayson)