Airnorth to operate new services between Toowoomba – Townsville
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 same day return.
Airnorth Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Bowden said that the new flights further complement Airnorth’s existing Toowoomba direct services to Cairns and Melbourne.
“This expansion of direct services from Toowoomba, to include Townsville, further benefits business and leisure passengers from the region and also opens up connectivity to Darwin via Townsville with great daytime services,” Mr Bowden said.
“The support and interest from the Toowoomba and Darling Downs region for the current Cairns and Melbourne services has been extremely encouraging and the demand for additional quality airline services to destinations like Townsville and onward to Darwin just continues to grow.”
Mr Bowden also welcomed the inclusion of the Qantas code on the new Wellcamp services and the opportunity for Qantas Frequent Flyers to earn and redeem Qantas Points.
“By partnering with Qantas on these services we’re expanding not only our codeshare network but also our ability to offer customers in regional communities greater access to more routes.”
Qantas already codeshares on Airnorth services between Kununurra-Perth, Darwin-Kununurra, Kununurra- Broome, Darwin-Broome, Darwin-Gove, Gove-Cairns, Darwin-Townsville and between Darwin-Dili (Timor- Leste), as well as Toowoomba (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport)-Melbourne and Toowoomba (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport)-Cairns.
To celebrate the launch of the new services Internet special fares are now on sale at www.airnorth.com.au and start from $139^ per person one way in either direction between Toowoomba and Townsville and $219^ one way in either direction between Toowoomba and Darwin. Bookings can also be made by contacting Airnorth’s friendly reservations team on 1800 627 474 or through your local travel agent.
Customers and travel agents will also be able to book Qantas codeshare services from 12 September 2016 for flights operating from 28 November 2016.
*Airnorth Darwin-Townsville and Townsville-Toowoomba (all in local times)
From 28 November 2016
* Subject to Regulatory and Slot Approval.
^Fare quoted is for online bookings only, subject to availability at the time of booking, for one way travel per person and includes all taxes. Credit card surcharges apply. Fares and schedules are correct as at 09/09/16 and are subject to change.
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Airnorth Fast facts
- Australia’s second longest serving airline, founded in 1978
- Full service carrier headquartered in Darwin, NT
- Owns and operates Australia’s newest regional jet fleet
- 330,000 passengers a year
- 300 departures a week
- 21 destinations – across the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Timor- Leste, and charters into Indonesia
- 300 employees, including 70 pilots
- Qantas partner since 2001
- Fixed wing and rotary charter services for major operators in oil & gas, mining, defence and government.
- Subsidiary of international Bristow Helicopters since 2015
Airnorth provides direct connection to domestic and international flights through its partner airlines including codeshare arrangements with Qantas on most Airnorth jet services.
In 2015, Airnorth was acquired by international operator Bristow Helicopters enhancing the company’s ability to offer a full service point-to-point logistics service.