Link Airways has announced it will commence scheduled direct flights between Bundaberg and Brisbane in November 2022.
The Saab 340B Plus aircraft has full inflight cabin service and the standard inflight offering includes hot and cold beverages and premium snacks with complimentary beer/wine available on all afternoon and evening services.
With a flight time of just over 50 minutes the new service will provide passengers from Bundaberg and Brisbane the opportunity to spend a full business day at their destination and return home that same afternoon whilst also facilitating potential for weekend stays.
CEO of Link Airways Andrew Major said the airline was very proud to be able to offer the new services between Bundaberg and Brisbane.
“We see strong demand for additional direct flights and the proposed service will facilitate further leisure and business links between the two regions,” he said.
Mr Major said that studies conducted over a number of years had revealed a significant demand for flights between Bundaberg and Brisbane that provided business-friendly day return schedules and increased capacity on the route.
In addition to thanking the organisations and people who approached Link Airways about the launch of these extra services, Mr Major acknowledged the cooperation of the Bundaberg Regional Council.
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey welcomed the announcement.
“Council has been working hard to promote the airport and it’s great to see this result in increased interest from new airlines,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“It’s fantastic to see Link Airways choose the Bundaberg Region as a new destination on its flight route and highlights the profile we have nation-wide as a desirable destination.
“This is certainly welcome news for locals and visitors alike and will help to address the growing demand we are seeing post-Covid.
“We have previously had two airlines operating this route from Bundaberg Regional Airport and that was very successful, so it is great to see another airline recognising the region’s potential”.
Flights will operate at the following times:
Brisbane to Bundaberg
- M/Tu/W/Th/F Depart 0810 Arrive 0905
- M/Tu/W/Th/F/Su Depart 1425 Arrive 1520
- M/T/W/T/F/Su Depart 1725 Arrive 1820
Bundaberg to Brisbane
- M/Tu/W/Th/F Depart 0630 Arrive 0725
- M/Tu/W/Th/F Depart 0935 Arrive 1030
- M/Tu/W/Th/F/Su Depart 1550 Arrive 1645
- Fri Depart 1850 Arrive 1945
About Link Airways
Link Airways operates from Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney to destinations in New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania.
Safety, reliability and a genuine desire to provide each customer with personalised, caring service are core priorities.
Link Airways is owned by Corporate Air (established 1972) which is one of the largest and longest established aviation service providers based in Eastern Australia.
The company offers the confidence and surety that comes with over 50 years’ experience and an impeccable reputation within the aviation industry.
Widely recognised for the delivery of safe, sustainable and high-quality services underpinned by industry leading operational standards.
Link Airways is proud to be an Australian owned and operated business.
Link Airways network includes Armidale, Biloela (Thangool), Bundaberg, Brisbane, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Inverell, Hobart, Melbourne (Essendon), Narrabri, Newcastle, Orange, Sydney, Tamworth and Wollongong (Shellharbour).