QantasLink today announced it will deploy more Bombardier Q400 aircraft on flights between Sydney and Dubbo, allowing more customers to travel between the two cities and strengthening its commitment to the Dubbo community.
Following today’s decision by Regional Express to withdraw some of its services between Sydney and Dubbo, QantasLink will replace 10 return flights per week, currently flown by the 50-seat Q300 aircraft, with the 74 seat Q400 aircraft from 25 March 2013.
This announcement will increase capacity on the route to 3652 seats on 58 services per week, up from 2500 in February 2013.
QantasLink Executive Manager John Gissing said he was pleased QantasLink could offer more flights using larger aircraft to customers travelling between Dubbo and Sydney.
“Our announcement today strengthens our commitment to the Dubbo community and further builds on our 20 year history in the town,” Mr. Gissing said.
“Deploying an additional Q400 aircraft will not only allow more Dubbo residents to fly to Sydney but it also will improve the overall customer experience.
“It will give customers a jet-like travel experience through reduced travel times, a quieter cabin and increased comfort.
“QantasLink has announced a 46 per cent increase in the number of seats available between Dubbo and Sydney since February 2013.”
Earlier this month QantasLink announced that it was increasing flight frequency and offering better travel options for customers flying between Dubbo and Sydney.
Following today’s announcement, QantasLink will have 18 return flights operated by the Q400 aircraft.