Airnorth to bring back seasonal Perth-Kununurra-Darwin flights

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 7, 2017
A file image of an Airnorth Embraer E170 at Darwin Airport. (Rob Finlayson)
A file image of an Airnorth Embraer E170 at Darwin Airport. (Rob Finlayson)

Airnorth plans to again offer flights between Kununurra and Perth during the Top End dry season.

The regional carrier has scheduled a once weekly Darwin-Kununurra-Perth rotation to operate from June 23 to September 30.

The service will depart Darwin on Friday afternoons and arrive in Perth in the early evening, after a 30-minute stop in Kununurra.

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The return service takes off from Perth to Darwin via Kununurra on Saturday morning, Airnorth said in a statement.

“I am delighted that Airnorth is again in a position to reintroduce seasonal flight services to Perth after a successful programme in last year’s dry season,” Airnorth chief executive Daniel Bowden said.

Airnorth said the Perth flight was timed to connect to the airline’s Darwin-Dili service.

In September 2016, Airnorth took delivery of its fifth Embraer E170 regional jet, which have 76-seats in an all-economy configuration.

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The regional carrier, which is a Qantas codeshare partner, also operates 30-seat Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia and Metro 23 turboprops. It provides both scheduled regular public transport (RPT) flights and charter services in Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Victoria and Timor-Leste.

In 2016, Airnorth expanded its RPT network with new flights from Brisbane West Wellcamp to Cairns, Melbourne and Townsville.

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4 Comments

  • Jacob

    says:

    Bring services to Kalgoorlie air north

  • Baxter

    says:

    I agree, would be good for Western Australia to have a third carrier competing on routes out of regional town that virgin and qantas are price squeezing. Unlike the eastern states we don’t get the privilege of having budget airlines fly anywhere other then Perth,

  • Sean

    says:

    Airnorth needs to provide service to the town in WA the Pilbara interior like Paraburdoo, Newman other and even Exmouth. I have worked within the mining industry and some of the worker whom lived in the NT have to fly from Paraburdoo or Newman to Perth and then onto to Darwin and in fact they lost days with families after doing 2 weeks on shift.

    Airnorth did have a Perth Operation Office in the the early 90s running two Censsa Conquest before the mining boom kicked off.

    Airnoth management needs to investigate the provide a services to Perth on an ongoing basis not seasonal.

  • Chris

    says:

    I agree with Sean, there is huge potential for air north in the West Australian Market to cities outside of Perth.

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