QantasLink will add almost 5000 extra seats per week to its regional Queensland network with the deployment of another Bombardier Q400 to Queensland from April 6.
The towns of Barcaldine, Blackall, Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Longreach, Mackay, Moranbah, Rockhampton and Roma are all set to benefit from the additional services to and from Brisbane.
“Regional Queensland has always been central to our operations and, following recent capacity increases for Barcaldine, Blackall, Horn Island and Weipa, we are ready to extend this across even more of our network, to meet travel demand from local communities and industries, including the resources sector,” QantasLink executive manager, Narendra Kumar, said.
The arrival of another 74-seat Q400 will see QantasLink operate a total of 12 of the type in Queensland, on top of the 10 Dash 8-200/300 variants dedicated to Queensland flying. The Qantas subsidiary currently operates to 21 regional destinations across Queensland.