- Dec 6, 2004
I've flown on QF's direct SYD-TSV service a number of times in the past. It sure beats the hell out of having to transit through BNE. Oh well. :-|theaustralian.news.com.au said:Qantas gives Jetstar northern route
Steve Creedy - Aviation writer
September 06, 2006
QANTAS mainline is axing its Sydney-Townsville services in favour of low-cost carrier Jetstar.
Qantas announced today that it would replace its three weekly Qantas Boeing 737 Townsville-Sydney flights with two 177-seat Jetstar A320 services.
The move is in line with the airline's two-brand policy which sees leisure routes with little business traffic operated by lower cost Jetstar services.
"Sydney-Townsville is predominantly a leisure route, so Jetstar is the most appropriate carrier for this service," Qantas executive general manager John Borghetti said.