28/11/2011 - 15:17

Qantas expands regional reach

28/11/2011 - 15:17

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Qantas Airways has announced it will increase capacity on its regional network in Western Australia, adding nine additional services each week.

The carrier said today it would increase capacity on its Perth to Karratha, Newman, Paraburdoo, Port Hedland and Broome routes.

"The changes will see around nine additional services per week and 3,466 seats per week added to the market, and include the upgrade of several services from B7171 to B737 aircraft," Qantas commercial group executive Rob Gurney said.

"On an annualised basis, this equates to more than 180,000 additional seats. "

The changes include three new Perth to Karratha return services, four additional Perth to Newman flights and three extra Perth to Paraburdoo services each week.

Qantas will also increase capacity on its PErth-Port Hedland and Perth to Broom return services by using the larger B737 aircraft.

"Western Australia is a very important market for Qantas and we will continue to monitor demand to support regional communities, tourism operators and the resources sector," Mr Gurney said.

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