Karratha-Brisbane flights to open for bookings

Alicia PereraPilbara News
Bookings for Karratha's new flights to Brisbane, from Queensland airline JetGo, are set to open from tomorrow.
Camera IconBookings for Karratha's new flights to Brisbane, from Queensland airline JetGo, are set to open from tomorrow. Credit: Supplied

Travellers will be able to book interstate flights between Karratha and Brisbane from as soon as tomorrow with bookings for the new domestic service set to go live from about 9am WST.

Domestic flights between the two centres, to be run by Queensland regional airline JetGo, are scheduled to start on June 25 this year.

The flights will run twice weekly — initially, from Karratha to Brisbane on Tuesday and Friday mornings and from Brisbane to Karratha on Monday and Thursday afternoons—on Embraer E190 commercial jet planes with capacity to seat 98, and cost between $444 and $699 per person.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the launch of bookings for the interstate service was an exciting development for residents after years of work to expand Karratha’s flight options.

“We are delighted at the introduction of Brisbane flights, opening up new opportunities for inbound travel to the City of Karratha and direct access to the east coast and international connections from Brisbane Airport,” he said.

JetGo Australia managing director airlines Paul Bredereck said the Karratha service would mark the first time the company had used the larger E190 planes or offered a business class option.

“The larger E190, whilst new to JetGo Australia’s fleet, has previously been operated in Australia by Virgin Australia and Cobham, and is very popular in the region,” he said.

JetGo flights linking Karratha to its first international destination, Singapore, are due to start in September this year.

For more information or to book tickets, go to jetgo.com from 9am tomorrow.

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