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Airnorth expresses confidence and invests a further $25M into the Top-End economy with the delivery of their 5th Embraer Jet aircraft

September 25, 2016

Airnorth, Australia’s premier regional Airline, is excited to announce the delivery of the airline’s 5th 76-seat state-of-the-art Embraer E170 Jet aircraft. The aircraft arrived into Darwin International Airport on Sunday 11th September. The arrival of this Jet represents another $25M investment by Airnorth delivering some of the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft into some of […]

Airnorth to operate new services between Toowoomba – Townsville

September 9, 2016

Airnorth is pleased to announce that it will commence direct jet services between Toowoomba (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport) and Townsville, with onward connections to and from Darwin* from 28 November 2016. Three return flights each week will operate every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Darwin to Townsville and then continuing on to Toowoomba with a […]

Airnorth to recommence a Gove Saturday service

June 8, 2016

Airnorth has been operating Jet services linking Darwin, Gove and Cairns for almost two years. These services commenced when Qantas exited this market and Airnorth stepped in to provide a seamless transition of Jet air services, carrying Qantas codeshare, for the community. Airnorth continually monitors these services and also feedback from the broader community and […]

Airnorth Welcomes Qantas Codeshare on New Wellcamp Routes

February 26, 2016

Airnorth has announced the expansion of a codeshare arrangement to see the inclusion of Qantas on new direct jet services between Toowoomba Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport – Melbourne and Toowoomba – Cairns*. The new codeshare arrangement will also provide Qantas Frequent Flyers with the opportunity to earn and redeem Qantas Points. Airnorth Chief Executive Officer […]

Airnorth Fares on Sale Toowoomba – Melbourne and Toowoomba – Cairns

January 12, 2016

Airnorth Australia’s premier regional Airline, will commence non-stop Jet services between Toowoomba (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport) and Melbourne, and also Toowoomba and Cairns from 14 March 2016. Operating seven return flights a week every Monday to Friday and Sunday between Toowoomba and Melbourne and three return flights a week every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday between […]

Airnorth to operate Toowoomba – Melbourne and Toowoomba – Cairns route

December 24, 2015

Airnorth Australia’s premier regional Airline, is pleased to announce that from 14 March 2016 it will commence operating direct services from Toowoomba (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport) to Melbourne, and also Toowoomba direct to Cairns. Airnorth has worked closely with Wellcamp Airport to establish this new service which will operate as full service flights in their […]

Airnorth to operate Darwin-Katherine-Tennant Creek-Alice Springs route

September 10, 2015

Airnorth announced today the expansion of its Northern Territory network with services to operate from Darwin to Katherine, Tennant Creek and onto Alice Springs commencing 19 October, 2015. This new route further expands regional air services within Northern and Central Australia for Territorians and visitors to the region. Airnorth will operate full service flights three […]

Airnorth appoints new Chief Executive Officer

July 29, 2015

Airnorth officially announces that after 17 years as Chief Executive Officer and 26 years with the company, Michael Bridge will be stepping down from his role. Airnorth’s current Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Bowden, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, effective Tuesday 28 July 2015. This appointment was part of the planned transition following […]

Airnorth ceases Gold Coast services and expands Mount Isa flights to Darwin, linking McArthur River Mine.

April 14, 2015

Airnorth has announced that from 16 April 2015, they will cease operating their Thursday service linking Mount Isa and the Gold Coast. Michael Bridge, Airnorth’s Chief Executive Officer confirmed this decision was not made lightly and has been the result of extensive review by the airline’s Commercial team. “In commencing services back in 2009, we […]

Airnorth to trial extended Tuesday services

April 13, 2015

In support of feedback we have received from local residents, we have reviewed our schedule and are pleased to announce a trial extension to our Tuesday service. Our aim with this trial is to assist delivery of Government and contracted services including visits by health specialists to provide services that are not available locally. This […]

85% Controlling Stake in Airnorth acquired by Bristow Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd

February 6, 2015

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, announced today that its affiliate, Bristow Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd., acquired an 85-percent interest in Airnorth, [Inc., Ltd. and subsidiaries], a regional fixed-wing airline based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. “This investment strengthens our position in Australia as […]

Airnorth Media Statement

December 8, 2014

Since expanding air services into Gove in August this year following the withdrawal of the QantasLink Boeing 717 operation to Darwin and Cairns, Airnorth remains confident of sustaining long term Jet air services into Nhulunbuy supporting the surrounding communities serviced by Gove Airport. Over the past three months, Airnorth E170 Jet services on this route […]

Airnorth to operate Darwin-Gove-Cairns route

June 18, 2014

Airnorth, the premier airline of Northern Australia, is pleased to announce that from 18 August it will commence operating return services from Darwin to Gove and onto Cairns, a route currently being serviced by codeshare partner Qantas Airways under their QantasLink brand.  Airnorth will operate full service daily flights in their state-of-the-art 76-seat Embraer E170 […]

Airnorth joins BSP Australia

June 5, 2014

Airnorth is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Billing and Settlement Plan, BSP Australia. This enables all IATA/BSP travel agents to ticket their clients on Airnorth ticket stock for all Airnorth itineraries from this date. As Australia’s second longest operating airline with Australia’s youngest regional jet fleet, Airnorth have been […]

Airnorth strengthen ties with Townsville and North Queensland with ‘Currajong’

May 12, 2014

Over 300 entries were received in Airnorth’s ‘Name our Jet’ competition that ran last month, exclusively for Townsville and North Queensland residents. After a lengthy review process the airline chose the name ‘Currajong’ for the latest addition to their Embraer 170 fleet, VH-ANT, entered by local resident, Kirsi Rahikainen of Charters Towers. Airnorth’s Chief Executive […]

Airnorth releases new schedule for The Gulf

April 15, 2014

Airnorth today announced a new Regular Public Transport (RPT) schedule for the Gulf region effective from 12 May 2014. Airnorth’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Michael Bridge stated this new schedule was due to changes in business demand and feedback from valued passengers on their Groote Eylandt and Gove routes. “We have provided consistent and quality […]

2014 Airnorth Kimberley Moon Experience line-up announced

December 31, 2013

Airnorth are very proud to sponsor the Airnorth Kimberley Moon Experience for 2014, held on Saturday 24 May at the James Hughes Amphitheatre on the banks of the Ord River in Kununurra. Airnorth has been sponsoring the Kimberley Moon Experience since 2006 and prior to that, naming right sponsor of the “Airnorth Ord Valley Muster” […]

More Airnorth flights to Townsville

October 23, 2013

Airnorth are pleased to announce they are adding more services to their Townsville schedule. From 01 June 2014, Airnorth will be operating five weekly flights from Darwin to Townsville on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and a new service every Sunday. “We are overwhelmed by the level of support we have received for this route,” said […]

More Airnorth flights to Darwin

October 22, 2013

Airnorth are pleased to announce they are adding more services to their Darwin schedule. From 01 June 2014, Airnorth will be operating five weekly services from Townsville to Darwin on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and a new service every Sunday. “We are overwhelmed by the level of support we have received from the Townsville market,” […]

Airnorth celebrates 35 years of flight

July 5, 2013

This year marks the 35th anniversary for Airnorth, Northern Australia’s premier airline. As the second longest operating airline in Australia (after Qantas), Airnorth commenced operations on 04 July 1978, coincidently in the first week of self-government of the Northern Territory. In its early years, Airnorth operated a fleet of single and twin engine Cessna chartered […]

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