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Qantas to Increase Services between Perth and Western Australia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 14 August 2008

Qantas is increasing capacity between Perth and the Western Australian regional destinations of Kalgoorlie, Newman, Paraburdoo and Port Hedland. The new services are:

- one return Perth-Paraburdoo service operating on Wednesdays (launched 5 August) and one Paraburdoo-Perth service operating on Sundays, commencing 26 October 2008;

- two return Perth-Kalgoorlie services, operating on Mondays and Fridays, commencing 26 October 2008; and

- two return Perth-Newman services, operating Tuesdays and Wednesdays and one Perth-Newman service operating on Sundays, commencing 26 October 2008.

Qantas Regional General Manager Western Australia, Mr Ian Gay said, The additional Paraburdoo services will result in an increase of 345 seats each week on this route, and an additional 460 seats each week on the Perth-Kalgoorlie route, taking the number of weekly services between Perth and Kalgoorlie to 21. It will also result in an increase of 575 seats each week on our Perth-Newman services.

Qantas will also increase capacity between Karratha and Brisbane, and will operate a second weekly Boeing 737-800 on Thursdays, commencing 26 October 2008.

Capacity on the Perth-Port Hedland route will increase from late February 2009, with a number of services being upgraded from Boeing 717 aircraft to Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

These new and upgraded services will result in Qantas operating 146 return flights per week from Perth to the regional destinations of Broome, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Newman, Paraburdoo and Port Hedland, Mr Gay said.

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