QantasLink, a minor airline, announced this week that it will expand its service to the Australian town of Broken Hill. Qantas’ regional wing will introduce a third-weekly Sydney-Broken Hill route to its present twice-weekly service starting June 21, 2022.
After launching the service in April this year, QantasLink plans to expand it to five weekly return flights by November 1, 2022.
Utilizing its fleet of Dash 8 Q300s, the airline has allowances for up to 50 passengers per flight, following what it calls “strong support from locals and visitors.” Flights to the outback town of 18,000 have already been booked out, with QantasLink CEO John Gissing stating, “Our bookings looking ahead are great which gives us the confidence to add in another service to offer more convenience for both locals and visitors.”
In order to solidify the routes with the town, QantasLink will try to add more flights for local events and the September school holiday time.
“We are proud to serve Broken Hill and as a regional airline born in the outback, we understand the importance of connecting remote communities with major centers. We’d like to thank our customers in Broken Hill for giving us a go,” Gissing said.