QantasLink has revealed plans to expand its flights to Queensland and the state’s mining regions.

QantasLink has revealed plans to expand its flights to Queensland and the state’s mining regions.The airline will now offer additional flights to Emerald, Moranbah and Roma from October 18th to meet growing demand over the next two months.

QantasLink executive manager, Narendra Kumar, said: “QantasLink is very pleased to be able to support the Queensland economy and in particular cater to the changing needs of these communities.”

It is expected that the flights to Queensland will add an additional 706 seats per week in total, with the Brisbane to Emerald service gaining 396 extra seats, flights from Brisbane to Roma having an increase of 261 and an added capacity of 94 on Brisbane to Moranbah services.

Since 2006, QantasLink has invested in 21 new Q400 aircraft and will introduce seven of the latest Q400 models to its flight stock at the start of 2011.

QantasLink comprises of three different Australian regional airlines – Airlink, Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines.

Written by Ruth Norris.

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