News Listings for Rockhampton

  • Jetstar to withdraw Brisbane-Rockhampton service

    News | 08 Mar 2010 06:35 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    <p>Australia's Jetstar plans to withdraw its daily Brisbane-Rockhampton service after failing to secure a competitive pricing agreement with Rockhampton Airport.</p><p>It...
  • Australia's Tiger launching service to Rockhampton

    News | 12 Nov 2009 01:35 | Leithen Francis

    <p>Tiger Airways' Australian outfit is launching a service on the Brisbane-Rockhampton route.</p><p>The daily service starts on 28 March, says the airline,...
  • Jetstar to launch services in Sydney-Melbourne-Brisbane triangle

    News | 26 Jul 2007 00:00 | David Knibb

    Tiger Airway's imminent entry into Australia's domestic market has prompted Qantas to change a long-standing policy on where Jetstar flies. Until now...
  • Japan Air Commuter converts Q400 option

    News | 22 Feb 2006 00:00

    <P><BR>Japan Air Commuter (JAC) has placed a firm order for one Bombardier Q400 high-speed turboprop airliner. The transaction represents the conversion of an option. <BR><BR>Kagoshima-based JAC, the largest regional airline in the Japan Airlines Group, has now placed firm orders for 10 Q400s since its original order in August 2001. The airline serves routes on the mainland and to Japan’s offshore islands.<BR><BR>Another Japanese regional operator, Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC), has ordered a 50-seat Q300 turboprop. The transaction involves the conversion of an option held on a Bombardier Q100 to a firm order for the Q300. <BR><BR>RAC, based in Naha, Okinawa, was the first Japanese airline to order the Bombardier Dash 8 when it ordered three of the 39-seat aircraft in February 1996. RAC and its predecessor companies began operating de Havilland aircraft more than 35 years ago. </P> <UL> <LI><EM>Meanwhile, Qantas has taken delivery of the first of seven Q400s. The aircraft is being used f
  • New Q400 dashes to Brisbane for QantasLink

    News | 24 Jan 2006 00:00

    <P>The first of seven Bombardier Dash 8 Q400s for Qantas regional arm QantasLink arrived in Brisbane on 11 January. </P> <P align=center><IMG height=236 alt=Q400 src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=11154" width=445 border=1></P> <P>The 72-seater is undergoing route proving and pilot training ahead of its first revenue flight, which is due to be operated on 26 February between Brisbane and Rockhampton. It will also operate twice-daily frequencies between Brisbane and Mackay from April, replacing a daily flight operated by a Boeing 737. QantasLink operates 43 aircraft, including 33 Dash 8s and has options on 10 more Q400s.</P>
  • ATSB urges rethink on night flying

    News | 25 Nov 2003 00:00

    Emma Kelly / Perth <p>After fatal helicopter crash last month Australian safety bureau recommends another look at visual flight requirements</p> <p>The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has recommended that the country's aviation safety organisation, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), review night visual flight requirements following the crash last month of a Bell 407 rescue helicopter on a night flight off the Queensland coast. The crash was the third in as many years of a rescue service helicopter in the state of Queensland.</p> <p>The helicopter, flying to Hamilton Island to collect a woman who had been injured in an accident, crashed into the sea at night on 17 October, 28km (15nm) north of Mackay, killing all three crew. </p> <p>Weather was good, with scattered cloud, but there was no moon, according to the ATSB's preliminary report. The helicopter tracked north-northwest, flying at between 2,900ft and 3,100ft for the majority of the flight. It then climbed t