QantasLink boosts services to regional NSW

first_imgAn extra five 50-seat Q300 Armidale-Sydney return services each week, giving 500 more seats on the route each week.NSW Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay describes the schedule upgrade as great news for regional tourism and says it will boost local economies. “This is a clear vote of confidence by QantasLink in the appeal of business and leisure tourism in regional New South Wales.” “There is so much to see and do in regional NSW and these expanded services will make it even easier to get out and about.”“This is great news for business travellers, and the improved access gives another reason to hold business conferences and meetings in regional NSW.”Since 2006, QantasLink has invested more than $600 million in 21 new Q400 aircraft. These aircraft have joined the carrier’s fleet of five Q200, 16 Q300 and 11 B717 aircraft, which now provide about 1800 flights a week to 53 metropolitan and regional destinations throughout Australia. An extra five Q400 Coffs Harbour-Sydney return weekly services, which adds 788 more seats on the route <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> An extra five 50-seat Q300 Port Macquarie-Sydney return services, adding 500 more seats on the route each week Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F QantasLink will expand its flying schedule in regional New South Wales from March 2010, following the delivery of its 19th 74-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft. QantasLink Executive Manager, Narendra Kumar says the new schedule will offer an additional 142,000 more seats each year on several routes.”The Q400 is the flagship of our fleet,” he says. “The new schedule will create further travel opportunities for regional communities and benefit local business and tourism companies.”The new opportunities and benefits of the expanded flight schedule will include: The introduction of Q400 services to Wagga, with 20 out of 26 weekly return flights being upgraded from 50-seat Q300 to 74-seat Q400 aircraft, resulting in 460 additional seats on the route. 500 more seats with an extra five 50-seat Q300 Tamworth-Sydney return services each weeklast_img