Saturday, May 29, 2010

New services started and planned

TOLL freight have started a Monday to Thursday night freighter to Rockhampton
TFX 134 and 135 are the flight numbers.The service is operated by a metroliner.The services leaves in the early hours of the morning and arrives into YBBN around 8pm.

Brindabella are planning BNE-Moree
Moree connects with Brisbane
27 May, 2010 03:54 PM
“IT would be a great idea” is the overwhelming response to the possibility of a flight between Moree and Brisbane.

Flights between Sydney and Moree make it easy for people to travel for leisure or business.

But those wanting to travel to Brisbane or the Sunshine or Gold coasts have to make the trip by car.

Given the amount of road deaths and accidents it seems it would be more than a luxury.

Proposed by a branch of Qantas - Brindabella Airlines - it will make a 6-7 hour tiring drive into a one-hour flight.

At this stage it is scheduled for lift off on July 5.

The service will run mid-morning Monday to Friday giving holiday makers and business people a greater opportunity to make quick trips to the Queensland capital city.

Brindabella Chief Executive Officer Jeff Boyd said it would be of great benefit to the Moree community.

“Currently the only options for travelling between Brisbane and Moree are a gruelling six-hour drive or a flight via Sydney making our one-hour direct flight a highly desirable option that has long been on the radar,” Mr Boyd said.

Moree Plains Shire Council general manager David Aber said the council supported the proposal.

“The Border Rivers Transport Plan identifies the provision of a Moree to Brisbane flight air service as a strategic priority,” he said.

“Provision of the service is important to the Council’s plans for the growth of the tourism market and the Shire’s agri-business sector.”

Brindabella Airlines is a Qantas affiliate currently offering 150 flights per week to Albury, Canberra, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Tamworth and, shortly, Moree.

The service is subject to regulatory approval, however all parties are optimistic.

An official launch for the Moree to Brisbane service will be held in the coming weeks.

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