Airnorth starts Darwin to Cairns route – via Gove

Airnorth’s Darwin to Cairns via Gove

Cairns Airport welcomed on 18 August Airnorth’s inaugural flight from Darwin, operated via Gove, with a special ceremony, including a cake in the terminal. Cutting the celebratory cake are: Terry James, Deputy Mayor of Cairns; Kate McCreery Carr, GM Operations, Cairns Airport; Janice Antonson, GM Aeronautical Development & Marketing, Cairns Airport; Simone Saunders CCO and CFO, Airnorth; the Hon Michael Trout, MP, Member for Barron River; Paul Aitken, IT and Communications Manager, Airnorth; Ian Landers, Business Development and Contracts Manager, Airnorth; Wesley Davies, Customer Service Supervisor, Airnorth; and Laila Da Cruz Soares, Airport and Grounds Services Manager, Airnorth.

  • Airnorth, the Australian regional airline, has started services to Cairns (CNS) from Darwin (DRW), becoming its 13th destination from the Northern Territory Airport. The flights operate via existing network point of Gove (GOV), with the sector between Gove and Cairns also being a new route. Both started on 18 August and are operated by Airnorth’s 76-seat E170s daily. The Darwin-Cairns route will face competition from Jetstar Airways (daily) and Qantas (daily), whereas the Gove to Cairns sector will again face competition from Qantas (daily). Commenting on the route launch, Simone Saunders, CCO, Airnorth, said: “Airnorth has been providing a high quality of air services across Northern Australia for over 35 years and are the second oldest operating airline in Australia (to Qantas). We are pleased to be extending our services into Cairns, opening up business and leisure travel options for local residents into the Northern Territory.” See how Cairns Airport’s FTWA compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.


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