QantasLink now flies to Toowoomba’s new privately-owned ‘Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport’ (BWWA), with 11 return flights each week from Sydney. A Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft bearing the name 'Darling Downs' christened the route, with the plane named in honour of the region. ...
POSTED 17 Nov, 2014 11 Comments
Qantas has unveiled a new regional livery on a QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 aircraft as part of a movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Constitution of Australia. The aptly-named Recognise campaign already has over 200,000 supporters ahead of a referendum to acknowledge t...
POSTED 13 Aug, 2014 12 Comments
Qantas has trimmed the Boeing 787 order for its low-cost arm Jetstar, cancelling one of the 15 Dreamliners headed to the airline to bring the JQ 787 fleet down to 14. However, the airline's move is said to predate the current spate of Dreamliner problems which resulted in this week's&n...
POSTED 18 Jan, 2013 0 Comments
Qantas is boosting flights to the Queensland resources industry hub of Gladstone, with eight weekly flights from Sydney planned to start in March 2013. Previously, travellers would have connected through Brisbane. "Today QantasLink proudly provides customers from Gladstone with access to more d...
POSTED 14 Sep, 2012 4 Comments
Qantas is adding an extra return flight on the Canberra-Adelaide route five days a week from this October. That's a total of an extra 1076 seats, but there won't be any business class -- the new flights will use a QantasLink Bombardier Q400 turboprop propeller-driven plane, which only has ...
POSTED 16 Jul, 2012 2 Comments
Business travellers heading to and from Tasmania will see extra Qantas flights from Melbourne to Hobart, Launceston and Devonport starting this October, which means more seats and better connection options for the rest of Australia and trips overseas. The new flights start on 29 October, and wil...
POSTED 16 Jul, 2012 2 Comments
IN BRIEF | Qantas is ramping up the WA footprint of it regional QantasLink arm with today's debut of daily services between Perth and the mid-west hub of Geraldton as well as the introduction of new aircraft for the Perth-Exmouth route. The shuttle service between Perth and Geraldton will r...
POSTED 21 Nov, 2011 0 Comments
Qantas' regional subsidiary QantasLink is planning extra flights, new routes and more planes for regional Queensland beginning in early 2012. That means more flights in and out of key mining sector hubs, mostly to Brisbane. A twice-weekly Townsville-Moranbah flight will run on Wednesdays and Fr...
POSTED 4 Oct, 2011 0 Comments
We're taking our regular look at the best seats to pick on your flight. But this week we're moving away from the massive Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 aircraft that Qantas uses on its longest routes to the smallest planes in the fleet: Bombardier/de Havilland Dash-8 Q400, Q300 and Q200. Qantas' reg...
POSTED 19 May, 2011 0 Comments
Qantas will ratchet up its capacity into Queensland's major centres and mining business areas in the next four weeks once the airline receives new Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. The faster and larger Q400s, which seat 72 passengers, will replace smaller aircraft, but additional flights for ...
POSTED 11 Mar, 2011 0 Comments
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