Tag Archives: Qantas

Alice Springs part of Feds’ regional flights network


Qantas, Virgin to fly under $165m Canberra initiative, announced Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack (pictured).


UPDATE 2.50pm Four flights, lights mostly for freight. FULL STORY »

Only one Qantas flight this week – maybe


“We’re battening down for the long term. We’ve got a six month plan to keep all our staff gainfully employed,” albeit at fewer hours and less pay, says  Dave Batic (pictured), the manager of the airport. Its runways are open 24/7 but the terminal only for flights which are few and far between. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Qantas boss earns 270 times the national average



Meanwhile, NT tourism suffers, writes Jeff Hausler. FULL STORY »

Alice misses out again on Qantas pilot academy

Mackay chosen “because good infrastructure, a proud community – even a new, state-of-the-art sport and recreation precinct for students, trainers and their families. We were really moved by the way locals came together with the #MackayWantsYouQantas campaign,” says the airline. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE: Qantas livery showing Wunula Dreaming of the Yantuwa people in the Gulf of Carpenteria.


UPDATE 2pm:: “Qantas is not the only airline” says airport manager Dave Batic. Asia Pacific region airlines are looking for similar opportunities. FULL STORY »

See the Red Centre without setting foot in Alice Springs

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“It is expected the new service will be very attractive to time-poor Asian and European travellers. Travelling to Uluru via Darwin improves their options, cutting their travel time up to five hours … instead of travelling on flights via other cities,” says the promotion of a direct Darwin to Ayers Rock Resort service by Qantas, starting today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Qantas promotional image, showing Kata Tjuta (the Olgas ). FULL STORY »

John Moriarty: My mother found me in Alice Springs

2624 Moriarty Qantas SMUniversity graduate, soccer star, activist, senior public servant and successful businessman: Removed child John Moriarty rose to the top of Australia’s public life, with Alice Springs at the crossroads of his extraordinary achievements. MARK J SMITH chronicles them. Photo: John and Ros Moriarty with the Qantas Dreamliner whose livery their company created. Two-time Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes is in the centre. FULL STORY »

Air traffic: Looking down on Alice

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Qantas flights: What’s good for The Rock is less than half as good for The Alice. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE Nov 15 Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon says changes to the Qantas and Jetstar network are at the expense of Territorians in Central Australia.


Pilot academy for Toowoomba: why did Alice miss out?

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Flying conditions are better in The Centre but social problems and distance may have been a reason. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Alice among nine cities on pilot academy shortlist

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Uncongested airspace, lots of clear weather days and infrastructure to support and accommodate up to 100 students in the first year of operation should put Alice well into the running. FULL STORY »

Emily’s work takes to the skies

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Art of renowned Utopia painter Emily Kame Kngwarreye will be in the skies around the world on Qantas’s newest Boeing Dreamliner. FULL STORY »