Airnorth announced that it will commence direct services between Toowoomba (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport) and Townsville, with onward connections to and from Darwin from 28 November 2016.
Three return flights each week will operate every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Darwin to Townsville and then continuing on to Toowoomba with a same day return.
Airnorth Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Bowden said that the new flights further complement Airnorth’s existing Toowoomba direct services to Cairns and Melbourne.
“This expansion of direct services from Toowoomba, to include Townsville, further benefits business and leisure passengers from the region and also opens up connectivity to Darwin via Townsville with great daytime services,” Mr Bowden said.
“The support and interest from the Toowoomba and Darling Downs region for the current Cairns and Melbourne services has been extremely encouraging and the demand for additional quality airline services to destinations like Townsville and onward to Darwin just continues to grow.”
Mr Bowden also welcomed the inclusion of the Qantas code on the new Wellcamp services.
“By partnering with Qantas on these services we’re expanding not only our codeshare network but also our ability to offer customers in regional communities greater access to more routes.”
Qantas already codeshares on Airnorth services between Kununurra-Perth, Darwin-Kununurra, Kununurra-Broome, Darwin-Broome, Darwin-Gove, Gove-Cairns, Darwin-Townsville and between Darwin-Dili (Timor-Leste), as well as Toowoomba (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport)-Melbourne and Toowoomba (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport)-Cairns.