From today Qantas will be flying between Geraldton and Perth twice a day during the week and once a day on the weekend. Geraldton is the 56th destination on the QantasLink regional network.
Flights between Geraldton and Perth will be serviced by a state-of-the-art Q400 aircraft. Geraldton is a major West Australian city and the hub for the developing mid West Australian iron ore mines.
QantasLink also recently announced that it will introduce its Q400 aircraft on services between Exmouth and Perth twice a week on Monday and Wednesday. This will complement existing B717 aircraft on the route which will operate on Friday and Sunday.
As the country’s largest regional airline, QantasLink is embedded in regional Australia. It has a network of 56 metropolitan and country destinations across all states and territories of Australia. QantasLink has invested more than $850 million in 28 new Q400 aircraft since 2006, with the current fleet of 25 to grow to 28 over the next 18 months. The airline’s fleet also includes five Q200, 16 Q300 and 11 B717 aircraft.
QantasLink is also overseeing the operation of the Qantas Group’s recently purchased Western Australian resources charter airline Network Aviation. Its fleet of nine aircraft is set to grow further, with the addition of a further 10 Fokker F100s.
QantasLink will also establish a new pilot and cabin crew base in Perth. The airline is currently recruiting for a team of cabin crew who will undertake a comprehensive training program covering all aspects of customer service and aircraft safety prior to the commencement of QantasLink’s Western Australian Q400 services.
http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn/au/publicaffairs/details?ArticleID=2011/aug11/5158 for more information.