A QantasLink aircraft upgrade could see up to 800 extra passengers a week flying between Melbourne and Northern Tasmania.
QantasLink today announced that it would be upgrading its aircraft on the Melbourne to Devonport and Launceston routes.
At present, the Bombardier Q400 already services some of the flight pathes, but by AFL finals season, it will takeover every QantasLink flight between Melbourne and Northern Tasmania.
QantasLink chief executive officer John Gissing said the Q400 would offer passengers reduced travel times, quieter cabins and increased comfort.
The 74-seat Q400 will replace the remaining 50-seat Q300s from August 17.
QantasLink operates 28 and 27 return flights a week between Melbourne and Launceston and Melbourne and Devonport respectively.