Qantas wants direct flights to Papua New Guinea

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Qantas wants to operate direct services to Papua New Guinea from Cairns, and has applied for air rights to fly 12 weekly services with its Bombardier aircraft.The government Friday revealed that it had received an application from Qantas requesting the rights for 888 seats per week between Cairns and Port Moresby.“Qantas plans to commence services between Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) from July 2010, or as soon as all necessary approvals have been received,” said Qantas in its submission.“Twelve weekly return services will be operated between Cairns and Port Moresby using QantasLink Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft configured with 74 seats.”Qantas says if it’s given the green light it will have its services in place before year’s end.Interestingly the carrier has asked for the rights to be operated by regional operator QantasLink, and will be the subsidiary carrier’s first international service. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img

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