Qantas Resumes Flights To The Gold Coast
August 14th 2012 02:52
Premier Newman said the announcement was further proof of the State Government's promise to get Queensland back on track.
“We have identified tourism as one of the four pillars of our economy and will continue doing whatever we can to bring visitors to this state,” Mr Newman said.
“The Gold Coast is Australia's sixth largest city and a fast growing premium travel market,” he said.
Aircraft approaching Coolangatta during storm
The Flying Kangaroo last flew out of Coolangatta Airport in July 2008, but will now return with regular economy, premium leisure and business travellers all catered for
From late October, Qantas will commence three daily return services between the Gold Coast and Sydney using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The decision will mean an extra 1,000 available seats flying to the Gold Coast each day.
Qantas Group Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said Qantas was focused on delivering the best network, frequency and service in every part of the market.
“Qantas and all of our people are very excited to return to the Gold Coast and relaunch services between Sydney and the Gold Coast,” Mr Joyce said.
“Qantas will be the only domestic airline operating out of the Gold Coast which includes the convenience of a meal and checked in baggage for all passengers as part of the fare no matter what time they are flying or which class they are travelling in.”
Mr Joyce said Qantas started in Queensland 92 years ago and the airline’s connection with the state had never been stronger.
“The Qantas Group employs more than 5000 people in Queensland, our primary maintenance base is here, we will soon be opening a new catering facility in Brisbane and we are rapidly expanding our regional services throughout Queensland,” he said.
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