Airnorth gives Darwin a gold star route

Airnorth Townsville

Airnorth launched flights between Darwin and Gold Coast on 3 April, a route which will operate via Townsville twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays). In celebration of the new route, Gold Coast Airport baked an impressive cake. Pictured with the cake alongside airline crew and handling staff are Daniel Bowden, CEO, Airnorth, and Marion Charlton, COO, Gold Coast Airport. No other airline currently links the three cities based on OAG data.

  • Airnorth launched flights between Darwin (DRW) and Gold Coast (OOL) on 3 April, a route which will operate via Townsville (TSV). “This service will provide quick and easy connectivity between the northern Australian ports of Darwin, Townsville and the Gold Coast,” commented Marion Charlton, COO, Gold Coast Airport. “Forward bookings from the Darwin market, in particular, have already been strong.” Adding further detail about the new service, Daniel Bowden, CEO, Airnorth, stated: “This additional service means Airnorth is supporting Queensland by providing up to 25 flights weekly in, and around the state.” The tri-city route will be operated by the carrier twice-weekly, with rotations taking place on Wednesdays and Sundays based on OAG Schedules Analyser data. Neither the 1,859-kilometre sector from Darwin to Townsville and 1,202-kilometre route from the latter to Gold Coast will face direct competition, while no airline flies non-stop between Darwin and Gold Coast. The airline will utilise its fleet of E170s on its newest service.

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