Qantas to Increase Services in NSW by Building Tamworth Lounge
28th Feb 2013
Qantas is set to increase service to NSW cities including Armidale, Dubbo, Coffs Harbour and Tamworth starting April this year while QantasLink, its regional subsidiary, likewise will deploy bigger-capacity aircraft on some routes.
The national flag carrier is also going to build a regional lounge Tamworth Airport that will cost Qantas a whopping $400,000. The new lounge will feature free wireless internet access as well as light refreshments for Sydney-bound business travelers.
According to the airline's spokesperson, the new lounge at Tamworth will look more like Qantas Clubs lounges and construction of the said lounge is set to start later this year.
Below are the respective changes for each city:
ARMIDALE: One single change that would give passengers reasons to be glad about in the Sydney-Armidale route is the deployment of a bigger-capacity aircraft, the Dash 8 Q300. Though detail wasn't provided, the airline says that there will be also changes in the morning and afternoon schedules which would definitely give passengers more flight options.
DUBBO: The Sydney-Dubbo service, meanwhile, will see an increase of one more flight from its present 4 daily flights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, making it 5 flights a day beginning April while its Sunday schedules will also be added with up to 4 flights. The airline will utilize the Dash 8 Q400 and Q200 for this route.
COFFS HARBOUR: Travelers between Coffs Harbour and Sydney will rejoice as Qantas increases its frequency to 70 flights a week from its present 66. The additional frequency, early morning flight, for this route makes it more convenient especially for those who want to leave early in the morning for business or corporate meetings.
TAMWORTH: In addition to the planned new lounge to be built in the airport for business travelers, Tamworth will also see increased frequency to and from Sydney with the addition of 8 early morning and afternoon flights per week. This additional frequency will provide travelers more options during peak periods.