Airnorth Welcomes Qantas Codeshare on New Wellcamp Routes
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 Daniel Bowden welcomed the inclusion of the Qantas code on the new Airnorth Wellcamp services.
“The new flights will allow both outbound and inbound customers from Toowoomba and the wider Darling Downs, to directly access Melbourne and Cairns with the added Qantas codeshare travel options and associated benefits.”
“By partnering with Qantas on these services we’re expanding not only our codeshare network but our ability to offer customers in regional communities greater access to quality airline services.”
QantasLink Chief Executive Officer John Gissing said that Qantas customers would be presented with a new range of benefits when the new codeshare services commence.
“Our Toowoomba customers will be able to earn Qantas Points and enjoy seamless connectivity to Qantas’ domestic and international networks.”
Toowoomba Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport General Manager Mr Phil Gregory said this announcement will further benefit locals who are already supporting the newly built, modern and convenient, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport and its existing services.
Customers and travel agents will be able to book Qantas codeshare services from 08 March 2016 for flights operating from 28 March 2016. The service will welcome passengers on board Airnorth’s state-of–the-art Embraer E170 jets, coupled with an exceptional customer service on 7 direct return flights from Toowoomba to Melbourne and 3 direct return flights from Toowoomba to Cairns.
Qantas already codeshares on Airnorth services between Kununurra and Perth, Darwin and Broome and also between Darwin and Dili, Darwin-Gove-Cairns, Townsville, Port Hedland and Karratha (via Broome).
* Subject to Regulatory Approval.
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Airnorth 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 and employs over 250 local staff.
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 210 scheduled Regular Public Transport (RPT) and Charter departures weekly, serving over 26 destinations across four countries, including:
In addition to scheduled departures, Airnorth operates contract and ad-hoc charter services for a wide variety of companies undertaking oil & gas, mining, defence, tourism and government activities. In 2015, Bristow Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd became the sole shareholder of Airnorth. This investment enables Airnorth to extend existing operations beyond fixed wing and link into Bristow rotary wing services, further enhancing the airline’s capabilities to offer clients a full service point-to-point logistics solution, strengthening our operational position in Australia.