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First Link Airways flight touches down

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The first Link Airways flight touches down in Bundaberg.

The first Link Airways flight from Brisbane touched down in Bundaberg this afternoon as the company expands its network throughout Queensland.

Link Airways will operate six days a week, from Sunday to Friday, with one return service per day before expanding to three return services per day in February 2023.

The airline will offer convenient travel services to passengers with a flight time of just over 50 minutes, and a one-way all inclusive fare starting at just $184.

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was great to see another airline servicing the region.

“A big, warm welcome to Link Airways and the first flight arriving in the Bundaberg Region today,” Mayor Jack Dempsey said.

“It's fantastic to see more airlines choosing our region as a destination for travel and I am sure this new addition to the Bundaberg Airport will be welcomed by locals and tourists alike.”

CEO of Link Airways, Andrew Major said the airline was proud to be servicing new destinations within Queensland.

“We’re proud to be expanding our network in the Queensland region with the launch of direct flight services between Brisbane and Bundaberg,” he said.

“Brisbane is one of our busiest port destinations, facilitating business and leisure travel across regional towns in Queensland and New South Wales.

“Bundaberg will be our 10th route from the Queensland capital, and we aim to provide enhanced connectivity for locals and tourists travelling between these two key destinations.”

Acting CEO of Bundaberg Tourism Ellie Tonkin said having a second airline helped to position the Bundaberg Region as a national holiday destination.

“Bundaberg Tourism welcomes Link Airways to the region – this addition of a second national airline to our region allows us to grow our competitive position as a national holiday destination of choice,” Ellie said.

“Over the past three years, Bundaberg has grown our tourism industry and visitation numbers.

“Our location on the Southern Great Barrier Reef and our nature experiences, including the Mon Repos Turtle Encounters have set us apart and attracted visitors from around Australia.”

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Manager of Network Strategies and Development at Link Airways Jeff Boyd was on the first flight from Brisbane to Bundaberg.

Manager of Network Strategies and Development at Link Airways Jeff Boyd said the airline was looking forward to servicing another regional town.

“As a national airline, we remain committed to connecting metro hubs and regional towns across Australia,” Jeff said.

We have acknowledged the significant demand for direct flight services between Brisbane and Bundaberg and look forward to connecting families and friends, clients and colleagues and tourists travelling within the region.”

This new service will be operated utilising the airline’s Saab 340B Plus aircraft providing full inflight cabin service and the standard inflight offerings, including hot and cold beverages and premium snacks with a complimentary beer or wine available on all PM flights.

Passengers flying with Link Airways on ‘Flexible’ and ‘Freedom’ fares from Brisbane will be eligible to access Virgin Australia’s complimentary airport lounges.

Passengers can also earn up to five Velocity Frequent Flyer points based on their flight fares.

Book your tickets to and from Brisbane and Bundaberg via Link Airways’ website or contact the customer service team on 1300 851 269.

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