Image credit: Mt Hotham
Get ready all you snow bunnies out there because getting your fresh powder fix has just become a whole lot easier thanks to Qantas. A new flight route has been announced which will allow Adelaideans a faster, direct route to our nation’s ski fields.
The flight between Adelaide and Albury is a seasonal route launched by Qantas with two flights departing weekly between July 8and September 25.
Teaming up with Albury City Council, the new flight is set to boost interstate tourism over the ski season and give some much-needed funding to an industry that has suffered considerably over the past two years due to Covid and travel restrictions.
The direct link between Adelaide and the regional town will save South Australians heading to the snow up to three hours in travel time by eliminating the need for a stopover in either Melbourne or Sydney.
The newest flight path comes after the success of similar seasonal routes from Sydney were introduced last year with great success.
Albury is quickly growing into one of Australia’s most connected regional areas and serves as a gateway to the best ski resorts in the country with Mt Hotham and Falls Creek mere hours away.
While the route is only temporary at the moment, there are hopes it will become a permanent fixture on the flight board and become available year-round should there be enough demand to do so.
Snowfields in both Victoria and NSW open in early June and lift passes are already available to be purchased with an early bird discount for those that get in quick!
Take that winter vaycay you deserve!
For more information and bookings visit the Qantas website.