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Jetgo boosts Albury-Brisbane schedule to six flights a week

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 8, 2016
Passengers at Brisbane Airport board Jetgo's inaugural flight to Tamworth. (Jetgo)
Passengers board a Jetgo flight at Brisbane Airport. (Jetgo)

Regional carrier Jetgo is adding an extra two flights a week between Albury and Brisbane.

The airline will fly six times a week on the route from November 1 with 36-seat Embraer ERJ-135 jets, compared with four flights a week currently.

Jetgo managing director for airlines Paul Bredereck said the two additional flights reflected strong demand, with about 3,000 passengers travelling on the route in the 12 weeks since flights began on June 20.

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“We have been amazed at how much the Albury Wodonga community and district has supported these flights,” Bredereck said in a statement on Tuesday.

“We always expected the service would be popular, however the uptake has far exceeded our expectations.”

Bredereck thanked the Albury City Council and Albury Airport for their support of the new service.

At the launch of the route in April, Bredereck explained some of the reasons behind choosing Albury as Jetgo’s third regional NSW destination alongside Dubbo and Tamworth in a YouTube video posted by the local council.

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Currently, QantasLink and Virgin Australia serve Albury from Sydney, while Regional Express offers flights to Melbourne and Sydney.

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2 Comments

  • random

    says:

    Good going by Jet Go. Does anyone know what their fleet size is currently (not just the wikipedia version)?

    Would be good to see them consider Toowoomba Wellcamp to Newcastle, or Toowoomba Wellcamp to Canberra given noone else has jumped on these connections..

    It surprising Rex hasn’t connected their southern (NSW/VIC) and northern (QLD) networks through one or both of these routes. It keeps them away from main trunk services and gives a currently unserviced city pair – all whilst connecting two entirely dislocated networks.

  • deano

    says:

    I agree randon with your thoughts on REX
    They have hubs at
    Perth
    Adelaide
    Melbourne
    Sydney
    Brisbane
    Cairns
    Not all are large hubs, but Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney are all quite busy hubs
    Virgin and Qantas offer seamless connections onward around Australia, where as with REX you would need to book onto another airline for your onward journey
    This MUST impact their marketing potential into regional towns

    Add to this, the fact that onward traffic would likely fill 100-120 seat jets to other hubs
    For example Wagga Wagga, Albury, Cooma, Merimbula, Parkes, Orange, Bathurst to Brisbane or Cairns via Sydney
    Scheduling these flights to arrive in a 1 hour window at Mascot to transfer onto a jet to Brisbane and Cairns for example has to be a winner
    It would be a flight 50% pre-sold with onward passengers

    I don’t agree with Jetgo Wellcamp to Canberra or Newcastle however
    A better bet would be
    Townsville (or Cairns or both) Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Hobart and Return
    That’s hub busting and the potential for selling sectors would be massive
    They could even look at their Townsville, Rockhampton, Gold Coast route and extend that to Canberra and Hobart or Launceston or even Essendon

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