QantasLink will be adding three weekly return services between Whyalla and Adelaide to meet a growing demand generated from new investments in the region.
The new services will come into effect from April 1 and will operate on Monday, Thursday and Friday, adding more than 300 seats on the route each week.
The first flight out of Adelaide will now leave at 7:40am instead of 8:20am, and the first flight out of Whyalla will depart at 8:50am instead of 9:30am.
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said Qantas’ decision to increase its air services for the Adelaide-Whyalla route was a testament to the resilience and staying-power of the city.
“I am delighted the city has increased its need for commuters, professionals and business owners to have regular access to both Whyalla and Adelaide,” he said.
“I applaud Qantas’ decision to increase these services in Whyalla and their foresight in recognising the growing need.”
Qantas Head of Business John Simeone said the airline were seeing a growth demand sparked by new investment opportunities taking off in the region.
“The additional flights will operate on peak days of week and provide more options for our customers travelling between Adelaide and Whyalla,” he said.
Not only will more flights be available but QantasLink are also upgrading their turboprop Q300 fleet to feature ergonomic seat cushioning, leather upholstery and new floor coverings.