Qantas adds 60 flights to keep up with the demand due to Taylor Swift concerts
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Don’t worry, Swifties; Qantas has just announced it will add over 60 additional flights between Melbourne and Sydney during Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour.
According to the airline, more than 11,000 seats will be made available on the new services, while some trans-Tasman services will be upgraded from a Boeing 737 to a larger A330 aircraft.
The additional flights are scheduled for take-off between February 15 and February 27, 202, to coincide with Swift’s tour dates in the capital cities.
“Adding 60 new flights interstate and trans-Tasman will make it easier for ticket holders to travel to Sydney and Melbourne and make their wildest dreams come true,” a Qantas spokesperson said.
“Our lowest fares have a reputation for selling out quickly, so our advice for any concertgoers is to book as soon as possible.”
Swift’s tour has led to a huge spike in flight and hotel bookings in Melbourne and Sydney.
Virgin Australia told news.com.au they had experienced a 656 per cent increase in bookings.
“Swifties based in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide are leading the interstate fanfare with the most booked fares across the concert dates,” a Virgin Australia spokeswoman told the publication.
“We are really excited to join in the celebrations as Swifties make their way across the country with Virgin Australia.”
Meanwhile, bookings increased by 1129 per cent at Hilton Hotels after the tour was announced.
“We’ve witnessed a significant surge in bookings from Swiftie fans planning to stay at our Melbourne and Sydney hotels in February off the back of the Taylor Swift Eras Tour announcement last week,” Hilton’s head of Australasia Paul Hutton told news.com.au.
In February, Swift will become the first artist since Madonna to perform three consecutive concerts at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Madonna performed on three consecutive nights for her The Girlie Show World Tour back in 1993.
Swift will also become the first to play a fourth straight show at Sydney’s Accor Stadium.