Qantas launches new Brisbane to Hamilton Island flight Posted by Reef Magazine - 22 September 2014 Fellow Queensland locals, there’s nothing better than waving goodbye to the city traffic, noise and general hustle and bustle. Who doesn’t love jumping on a quick hour or so flight to the Whitsundays? Before you know it (quicker than some ladies take to get ready for a night out), you’ve arrived in paradise. You’re no doubt reminded every time how lucky we are in Queensland to have this as our backyard! Hamilton Island is truly the ultimate Great Barrier Reef island escape (yes, we’re completely biased!) and one oh so temptingly, attractively close to home. Flying from Brisbane to Whitsundays paradise has always been simple. However with Jetstar recently cancelling their Brisbane service, many Queensland Hamilton Island lovers were left feeling a bit down in the dumps. With the last Brisbane Jetstar flight to operate on October 20, 2014, the Virgin Australia Brisbane service looked like it was going to be the only option for those flying to and from Brisbane to the island. But not for long ... Today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the new Qantas service flying direct from Brisbane to the Hamilton Island! ** cue the roar of clapping ** Starting from November 28, the new Brisbane route, flying four times a week during the peak season, will do wonders when it comes to addressing the growing demand among Brisbane travellers looking to fly with a premium airline when visiting the destination. So Brisbanites, now is the time to come visit. To celebrate this great news, Qantas has launched hot to go sale fares to Hamilton Island starting from $79 one-way from Brisbane – and they are also offering great fares on direct flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island, too. Flights can be booked directly through Hamilton Island. Book by 1 October, 2014. Conditions apply. Check out these equally hot Hamilton Island accommodation offers to match. It’s time to get packing sun seekers. We look forward to seeing you on Catseye beach soon! About the Author 'REEF Magazine – Hamilton Island & the Great Barrier Reef' is a magazine that showcases all that Hamilton Island has to offer, from events, to an exciting array of activities, attractions and more. You can pick up your complimentary copy of 'REEF Magazine' at any Hamilton Island hotel, and you can also access some of our feature articles right here on The Island Blog.