Friday, September 25, 2015

Jetgo Australia - North Queensland to South Queensland via Rockhampton

After failing to ignite sustainable interest on the Sydney - Gladstone route and subsequently withdrawing the direct flights in January 2015 after only serving the sector for 2 months, Jetgo Australia is to be commended for their brave return to Central Queensland with the airline expected to commence a three times weekly Townsville - Rockhampton - Gold Coast and return flights on Monday, September 28.

Services from North Queensland to South Queensland via Rockhampton will be operated by 36-seat Embraer ERJ-135 (LR) regional jets each Sunday, Monday and Thursday.

Flights are scheduled to depart Townsville at 7:30am arriving Rockhampton at 8:30am before departing at 8:50am and arriving Gold Coast at 9:50am. The return flight will depart Gold Coast at 3:10pm arriving Rockhampton at 4:10pm before departing at 4:30pm and arriving back in Townsville at 5:30pm.

Other RPT flights provided by Jetgo Australia include four times per week Brisbane - Dubbo and Brisbane - Tamworth services. Towards the end of October 2015, Jetgo Australia is also expected to commence three times per week Dubbo - Melbourne / Essendon and return flights.

Of interest, Jetgo Australia provides regular FIFO services from Brisbane and Townsville to Osborne Mine near Mt Isa. An Embraer ERJ-135 (LR) is permanently based at Townsville Airport for this contract and no-doubt will now be further utilised to provide the Townsville - Rockhampton - Gold Coast service.

Established in 2012 to provide ad hoc and contract charter work, particularly Fly-in / Fly-out (FIFO) in support of the mining and resource sector, the airline has since gained regulatory approval to provide RPT services on selected routes ... a great success story indeed.

To learn more about Jetgo Australia, their official website can be located by clicking onto the following link :