QantasLink To Inaugurate Service To Toowoomba
6th Sep 2014
Toowoomba, also known as 'The Garden City' located in Darling Downs region in Queensland, has a population of 157,700, making it the sixth largest in Queensland state and 16th in the country.
Starting November 11 this year, the city will see the opening of its newest airport to commercial operations when Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport welcomes its first commercial flight touching down from Sydney?a QantasLink flight to be serviced by Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop.
The inaugural operations of QantasLink at the new Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport will usher in the city's opening to bigger commercial flights to spur economic growth through tourism and trade.
The regional carrier will initially operate 11 weekly flights between Toowoomba and Sydney using the turboprop that can seat up to 70 passengers.
Toowoomba's new Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport is state-owned, but privately-funded facility and the second public airport of the region after Toowoomba Airport.
The new airport has a 2.87-kilometer runway which is capable of handling a Boeing 747 jetliner.
Travelers from the region will be able to enjoy the opportunity to have a seamless connection to the extensive Qantas group's domestic and international route network through Sydney.
The airport's location is in Wellcamp, a locality near the city of Toowoomba, in turn, a city located 150 kilometers from the state capital, Brisbane. The airport's name, therefore, is a bit of a puzzle to outsiders.
Toowoomba has an existing but smaller airport capable of handling only smaller aircraft such as turboprops. Skytrans Airlines is the only carrier operating from the airport. Aside from Brisbane and Sydney, the airline flies mainly to smaller towns and cities within the state of Queensland.
Passengers flying from Sydney to Toowoomba during the inaugural service will get to enjoy a one-way promo offer for $99 if they book their ticket by September 12, 2014. Tickets can be used during the travel period between November 17, 2014 and June 30 of next year.
Passengers from Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, and Perth may book a connecting flight via Sydney to Toowoomba for as low as $179 (from Melbourne), $199 (from both Adelaide and Hobart), and $259 (from Perth).