- Jun 23, 2016
My guess is NZ will gobble up some. In June the plan is to remove some A330's and replace them with 737's. This in addition to high demand for 737's on the rest of the domestic network (especially the east coast) means the 737's are unlikely to free for day time flights to Darwin.Will be interesting to see where they put the 737's that are freed up from the E190's coming online for the SA-NT routes shortly.
That still exists and has been replaced by twice-daily milk runs using Alliance E190's operating as a wet lease for Qantas.- there also used to be the “milk run” ADL-ASP-DRW vv
Whilst Darwin used to see 767's from Brisbane, Sydney and sometimes Melbourne but there were often empty seats.- it’s still a relatively small market in the scheme of things, so could run eg. one BNE-DRW on a 767 or 330 say 10 or 11am departure which allowed connection from SYD or MEL meaning no need to run one ex-Syd or ex-Mel
Ironically they were adding 787's last year from Darwin to Sydney (one direction only) as they came in from Europe on the reparation flights. It didn't last long due to crew problems and also the concern of COVID spreading off that international plane on domestic routes.