Qantas launches non-stop flights from Melbourne to Queenstown

Stephanie Yip 26 February 2019 NEWS

Just in time for ski season, naturally.

With snow season only a few months away, Qantas is gearing up for a big one launching direct flights from Melbourne to Queenstown.

These flights will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays between 21 June and 27 August, which is peak season for one of the nation's best snowfields.

The airline currently only offers this route through its budget airline Jetstar, which means high flyers now have the chance to travel in style to the slopes.

It also means anyone planning to bring their gear can do so for free as part of their checked luggage allowance. This is 30kg for economy passengers and 40kg for premium economy and business class passengers. It is also limited to one pair of skis (or snowboard), stocks/poles and boots per person.

If you were flying Jetstar, you'd not only have to pay to have this flown as checked luggage, but also fork out an extra $25 each way in oversized luggage fees.

As part of the launch, Qantas has economy seats on this route down to $269 each way and business class seats at $599 each way. This sale ends on 11 March 2019, after which prices will surely meet a steep increase as demand for that idyllic snow trip increases.

After all, if you're snow-bound but time-bound, New Zealand is one of the best destinations to push the powder on.

You can search for and book your flights to Queenstown now through our Skyscanner search bar below.

Qantas also offers direct flights to Queenstown from Sydney and Brisbane over winter. Its low-cost carrier Jetstar also offers flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast.

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