Residents in Dubbo will have a nonstop flight to Brisbane from July 20 when regional carrier Jetgo launches a new three times a week service on the route.
Jetgo on Friday announced the the NSW Central West city as its second regular public transport route (RPT), which will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with 36-seat Embraer E135s. JG42 is scheduled to depart Brisbane at 1000 and land in Dubbo at 1125, with the reciprocal JG43 to take off at 1255 for a 1415 landing in the Queensland capital.
Currently, no airline offers nonstop flights from Dubbo to Brisbane. QantasLink and Regional Express (Rex) fly to Sydney.
Jetgo managing director for airlines Paul Bredereck says the performance the Brisbane-Tamworth service, which began in March, gave the airline the confidence to expand to Dubbo.
Support from Dubbo Mayor Matthew Dickerson also helped sway the airline to begin flights.
“Jetgo had initially adopted a very cautious approach but we have been buoyed by the success of our services on the Tamworth–Brisbane route which although only launched in March is getting tremendous support,” Bredereck said in a statement.
“We were lucky to be allocated additional slots at Brisbane Airport which, these days is a very busy airport and slots are like gold. Initially we were planning to utilise these slots to service another route, however Councillor Dickerson has convinced us to change these plans to Dubbo.”