AIRPORT BOOSTS SYDNEY TRAVEL TO TOOWOOMBA
24 February 2016
A GROWING demand for services has prompted QantasLink to schedule two additional daily return flights between Sydney and Toowoomba. The Monday and Wednesday daily return services will start on Monday (February 29) providing an additional 148 seats to and from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport each week.
QantasLink CEO John Gissing said the route had performed well for the airline. “We’re pleased with the performance of the route since commencing operations to and from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport just over a year ago, which is why we’ve added two extra weekday services. “This increases our total number of flights to 15 return services between Toowoomba and Sydney each week,” said Mr Gissing.
He said QantasLink has been well supported by the local community, and the airline looked forward to continued growth in the business and tourism sectors as more people travelled to and from the Toowoomba region.
Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport general manager Mr Phil Gregory said visitation from Sydney to Toowoomba had increased dramatically since the opening of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport in late 2014. “The spike in visitor numbers is staggering given we have promoted inbound tourism with minimal government assistance. “Many people have and some still consider our region a drive market, but if the figures are anything to go by the balance is starting to change and Sydney visitors are flying here in droves.
“We have received fantastic feedback about the current services but we just needed some more options for same day return travel,” said Mr Gregory. The Qantas daily return services will equate to an additional 296 seats a week with a total of 2220 QantasLink seats offered weekly.
The additional return services to Sydney on Monday and Wednesday evenings will compliment the extra service on Friday that started last year. “For many people the benefits of flying directly into Toowoomba or into Sydney and being able to return the same day, makes good business sense,” said Mr Gregory.
QantasLink flights are timed to provide seamless connections to Qantas domestic and international services from Sydney.
For the full flight schedule go to www.qantas.com.au or go to www.wellcamp.com.au
For further details:
Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport Media and Communications
Tel: 0416 121 777