QantasLink has announced this week that it would launch its flagship Bombardier Dash-8-Q400 regional aircraft on its Brisbane to Blackall and Brisbane to Barcaldine routes from early February 2011.
The introduction of the Dash-8-Q400 service would increase frequency from two services per week to three per week and would also reduce flying times to and from Brisbane to less than two hours on these services
QantasLink currently operates two flights per week to each town. The airline will add the extra service each week to Blackall from 9 February 2011 and to Barcaldine from 12 February 2011.
The Blackall schedule will cover flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the new Dash-8-Q400 services to operate every Wednesday. The Barcaldine schedule will cover flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with the new Dash-8-Q400 service operating every Saturday.
The move will follow the completion of upgrades to the airports at both Barcaldine and Blackall.