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Old 20th Dec 2015, 11:34
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AirNorth Expansion

Has anyone heard rumours of AirNorth expanding Ejet RPT operations into Brisbane West Wellcamp in the not to distant future???
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 16:52
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No, haven't heard anything although, for what it's worth, Wikipedia is suggesting 10 Ejets being leased to Qantaslink in 2016.
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 23:30
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Because Wikipedia is a trusted source

Qantas announced that Airnorth has give an extansion to fly 5 ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 for Qantas from 2016
(WTF is an extansion?)

Reading into this, I would say that the orders that Airnorth have for more E-Jets (if wikipedia can be trusted) would just further the codeshare agreement that QF and TL have.

Or someone is stirring ass gravy.

Maybe this is part of the December to Remember?

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Old 21st Dec 2015, 23:40
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Would 5 E190's cover the B717 flying that is currently being done ex DRW and CNS?

The 10 x Ejet's also includes the 4 E170's currently in the fleet.

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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 00:16
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I see they are looking for a COO, and they had a CEO change not all that long ago. Have there been many changes since Bristow took the reigns?
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 22:37
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I got my keepa cup, Going Nowhere. Shame the friggen thing doesn't fit in the cup holder of the aircraft

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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 13:29
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It would make sense for them to get more E-Jets to cover the Qlink 717 services out of DRW. Frees up those 717s to be based east coast or WA where B737 services to Northwest ports are being significantly reduced....
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 22:56
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Sounds great for the boys up there.

Until they sort out some characters in the training department though it'll be a stretch to crew them
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 00:17
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announced today, Air North operating a cairns and Melbourne flight from wellcamp
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 00:18
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DESTINATION: MELBOURNE AND CAIRNS | Media Releases | Latest News | Wellcamp

http://www.airnorth.com.au/sites/def...2024-12-15.pdf

That explains the 5th E170
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 08:21
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Wonder if AN will base two crews at Wellcamp, or will they rotate crews through. Great development for the company.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 10:00
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It will work as long as they don't charge through the nose, $450 return to Melbourne good luck with that.

The difference with this route compared to their monopoly regional runs is that within an hour of wellcamp you have BNE with 35 flights a day to Melbourne from $50 each way...

Air Australia tried something similar ended in tears...
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 21:36
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Hour and 45 actually but yes you make a very good point.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 23:17
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mmmmm...

A clever move me thinks, one just needs to look at the demographic of the Darling Downs region. A fair few retired cash up old farmers, a bunch of "tree change" folk and a reasonable defence presence.

It can even be beyond the hour 45 to BN when you hit traffic. I know a bunch of guys and girls who will pay (within reason) for the convenience of travelling direct from BWW. Friday afternoons out and Sunday night in would be a hit I suspect. Business types / defence would soak it up.

I guess the rub is finding the sweet spot where people will accept convenience over $$. Once the TWB bypass goes in then the drive to BN may seem less onerous for people on the Western side of the range as well...

Best of luck to them I say, should be good for the region.
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Old 16th Jun 2017, 05:00
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Airnorth expands services at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport

"Commencing Friday 9th June, the Australian regional airline has added a third nonstop flight from Toowoomba to Melbourne departing every Friday evening at 1705 arriving Melbourne at 1930.

From Saturday the 10th of June, Airnorth adds a new Saturday morning service from Melbourne to Toowoomba with onwards connections to Cairns."
Airnorth expands services at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport
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Old 16th Jun 2017, 08:37
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Originally Posted by red_dirt View Post
Hour and 45 actually but yes you make a very good point.
probably longer than that * with roadworks/traffic you'd have to allow 3 hours. OOL & MCY exist & closer to BNE to Wellcamp.
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Old 16th Jun 2017, 10:35
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They had better ramp up the training department then, I hear there's a bit of an exodus going on there ATM
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Old 16th Jun 2017, 10:39
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Didn't they just get a new head of training?
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Old 17th Jun 2017, 02:07
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Originally Posted by BNEA320 View Post
probably longer than that * with roadworks/traffic you'd have to allow 3 hours. OOL & MCY exist & closer to BNE to Wellcamp.
Yes both coastal airports are closer but three hours to travel about 150km? You won't get any speeding tickets. Using the Brisbane tunnels the only two lane section of the road between Wellcamp and Brisbane Airports is the 20km between Wellcamp and Toowoomba.
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Old 17th Jun 2017, 06:14
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I did brisbane - wellcamp only 2 days ago in 2 hours and thats stopping at maccas toowoomba drive through for coffee
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