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Airnorth releases new schedule for The Gulf

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 air services to the communities in the Gulf region and East Arnhem Land since 1998 and we’ve released this new flight schedule to provide improved options for the residents of these communities”, said Mr Bridge.

Airnorth will continue to provide 30 weekly services to the region with some services remaining the same while the timings of other services have been amended.

The new schedule increases the number of non-stop services between Darwin and Groote Eylandt, while the number of non-stop services to Gove remains unchanged. The new schedule also offers a return day option between Darwin and Groote Eylandt every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while residents of Gove will have a return day option to Darwin every weekday.

“We will continue to operate a direct service between Gove and Groote Eylandt every Monday, Thursday and Friday for local residents and to support passengers travelling between the two communities for the provision of essential services. In addition our new schedule provides increased options for passengers wishing to connect via Darwin both domestically and internationally with other airlines,” said Mr Bridge.

Flights on Airnorth’s new schedule can be booked online now with airfares from Groote Eylandt to Darwin starting at $199 and Gove to Darwin from $239. Airfares are quoted per person, inclusive of all taxes, for one-way travel, subject to availability and for internet bookings only. Credit card fees apply.

Airnorth’s New Gulf Schedule


For more information contact: 

Tammy Baczynski 

Marketing & Communications Manager 

Ph: +61 8 8920 4058 | Mob: 0439 234 058 

Company background 

Established in 1978 and with its hub based in Darwin, Airnorth is now the premier airline based in Northern Australia and carries in excess of 300,000 passengers annually. 

Airnorth is a full service carrier accommodating the needs of both business and leisure travellers, operating state-of-art regional jets thought its interstate and international network and providing passengers with complimentary catering and a free baggage allowance. 

The airline operates over 185 scheduled Regular Public Transport (RPT) departures weekly, serving 16 destinations in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and Timor-Leste including: 

Passengers can also earn and redeem Qantas Frequent Flyer points on all Airnorth scheduled services. 

Airnorth, through its partnership with Qantas Airways, offer seamless connectivity including through check in and interline baggage facilities, with Qantas code sharing on the majority of Airnorth’s Jet services. 

In addition to scheduled departures, Airnorth operates contract and ad-hoc charter services for a wide variety of companies undertaking oil & gas, mining, defence and government activity.