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Direct Flights between Canberra and Hobart from 5 November 2020

29 September 2020

** Updated start date for flights is 5 November 2020 **

Established Australian airline Link Airways is pleased to announce the commencement of scheduled direct flights between Canberra and Hobart using the airline’s Saab 340B Plus aircraft.

With Tasmanian COVID-19 related state border restrictions set to be relaxed at the end of November, flights will commence on Thursday 3 December. Flights will depart Canberra at 9.30am and arrive into Hobart at 11.35am, the return service will depart Hobart at 12.05pm arriving into Canberra at 2.05pm. Initially services will operate 4 days a week, on a Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday, growing to eleven return weekly services in 2021. In the event that the Tasmanian border with the ACT opens earlier than 1 December 2020, the airline will look to bring forward the scheduled commencement date accordingly.

Mr Andrew Major, CEO of Link Airways said that he was particularly pleased to announce the establishment of this exciting new route given Link Airways Canberra ownership. He indicated that detailed research had identified a strong demand for direct flights between Canberra and Hobart and that the proposed service will not only facilitate travel between the ACT and Tasmania, but also provide a convenient and cost effective alternative for passengers wanting to connect to other domestic destinations. He also acknowledged the support provided for the establishment of the services by Canberra Airport, the ACT Government, Tourism Tasmania and the many businesses and individuals that recognise the opportunities presented for expansion of business and tourism between Tasmania and the ACT.

Canberra Airport’s Head of Aviation, Michael Thomson is pleased to welcome the new partnership with Link Airways and expand the Canberra Airport offering. “We’re excited to partner with a local Canberra business to connect travellers with Tasmania. Canberra tourism and business are ready to welcome back travellers to the Capital and Canberrans are ready to get away and with flights starting just before Christmas, there is no better time to book your next holiday”, Mr Thomson said.

Key Facts

Start Date: Thursday 3 December (possibly earlier subject to Tasmanian border opening to the ACT before 1 December).

Frequency: Initially, four weekly return services – Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. Growing to eleven return weekly services in 2021.

Fares: $219 one-way all-inclusive Deal fares are available now.

Bookings: or through on-line and shop front travel agents.

Customer Service: 1300 851 269 (+61 2 6123 1999).