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Queenslanders will have more options to visit New Zealand and Samoa with Qantas adding  more than 35,000 seats to its international network out of Brisbane each year.

From late October 2024, the national carrier will operate larger aircraft and extra frequencies  to meet growing demand for business and holiday travel:

  • Brisbane-Wellington: larger Boeing 737 aircraft will replace daily Embraer E190  flights, adding more than 600 seats on the route each week.
  • Brisbane-Apia (Samoa): flights will seasonally increase from three to five per week  between mid-December 2024 and mid-January 2025, adding more than 300 seats on  the route each week, operated by the 737.

Qantas International CEO, Cam Wallace, said the airline was pleased to be adding seats for  the growing numbers of customers travelling between Brisbane and both New Zealand and  the Pacific.

“This boost to our Queensland network is about giving our customers more choice on routes  where we are seeing strong demand,” said Mr Wallace.

“We’ve had a fantastic response from Queenslanders wanting to travel across the Tasman  since our Wellington route first launched late last year.

“The new service also makes it easier for Kiwis to experience the world-famous beaches in  Queensland and access the Great Barrier Reef, or connect through Brisbane to our  extensive domestic network in the Sunshine State and beyond.”

Tickets are now available for sale at and through travel agents.

Qantas operates nonstop flights to 11 international destinations from Brisbane, 3 of these  were routes that have launched in the past two years.