Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Qantas boosts regional airlinks

Additional Qantas flights in regional Queensland being widely reported today. The link from Moranbah through Townsville will provide immproved connections with the northern Bowen Basin coalfields for FIFO, business and tourism. Towns such as Moranbah are among the highest income postcodes in Australia, but Cairns has not previously been the easiest short break destination for miners.
Qantaslink has announced plans to base an additional two Boeing 717 jets in Brisbane to cope with Queensland’s mining boom.
The new 115 seat planes will commence service from early 2012 and increase services between Brisbane and Moranbah, as well as introduce a new route from Townsville to Moranbah.
The new services will provide better connections to Cairns and between North Queensland and the Bowen Basin coal fields.
The company has also announced the arrival of a smaller 74-seat aircraft to increase flights between Cairns and Weipa as well as improve Moranbah and Emerald services.

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