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Airnorth to Operate Darwin-Katherine-Tennant Creek-Alice Springs Route

September 16, 2015

Airnorth announced today the expansion of its Northern Territory network with services to operate from Darwin to Katherine, Tennant Creek and onto Alice Springs commencing 19 October, 2015.

This new route further expands regional air services within Northern and Central Australia for Territorians and visitors to the region.

Airnorth will operate full service flights three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday in their 30 seat Embraer 120 aircraft.

Offering more options for business travellers and residents, Airnorth’s new service provides convenient flight connections for onward journeys via Alice Springs and Darwin.

“Airnorth has a continued and ongoing commitment to providing quality scheduled air services to the regional communities of the Northern Territory and we are excited to be extending our Network within the region,” said Daniel Bowden, Airnorth’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Given population growth and increased business activity within the NT it is an ideal time to reintroduce the Centre Run services and we do so with a long term outlook of providing sustainable air services to Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.

“Airnorth welcomes the support provided by the Northern Territory Government in launching the Centre Run services and values their continued commitment to developing our regional communities and enhancing remote area services,” Mr Bowden said.

“Airnorth now operates an extensive airline and contract charter network covering most of Northern Australia as well as providing services to our nearest neighbours, Timor Leste and Manila in the Philippines,” Mr Bowden said.

Customers on this service will be able to earn and redeem Qantas frequent flyer points and also access seamless connectivity via passenger and baggage through check.

Internet fares will be on sale from Friday 11 September at www.airnorth.com.au and prices start, one way either direction, from $149.00* Darwin to Katherine, from $249* Darwin to Tennant Creek, and $189* Tennant Creek to Alice Springs. Bookings can be made via Airnorth Reservations freecall 1800 627 474 or through your local travel agent.

View Airnorth’s schedule of flights at http://www.airnorth.com.au/plan-your-trip/timetable.

Company Background
Established in 1978 and with its hub based in Darwin, Airnorth is now the premier airline based in Northern Australia and carries in excess of 300,000 passengers annually and employs over 250 local staff.

Airnorth is a full service carrier accommodating the needs of both business and leisure travellers, operating state-of-art regional jets thought its interstate and international network and providing passengers with complimentary catering and a free baggage allowance.

The airline operates over 200 scheduled Regular Public Transport (RPT) and Charter departures weekly, serving over 20 destinations across four countries.

Passengers can also earn and redeem Qantas Frequent Flyer points on all Airnorth scheduled services.

Airnorth, through its partnership with Qantas Airways, offer seamless connectivity including through check in and interline baggage facilities, with Qantas code sharing on the majority of Airnorth’s Jet services.

In addition to scheduled departures, Airnorth operates contract and ad-hoc charter services for a wide variety of companies undertaking oil & gas, mining, defence and government activity.

In 2015, Bristow Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd acquired an 85 per cent share of Airnorth. This investment enabled Airnorth to extend existing operations beyond fixed wing to include rotary wing, further enhancing the airline’s capabilities to offer clients a full service point-to-point logistics solution, strengthening their operational position in Australia.