First Qantas Flight Lands In Griffith
Monday, 01 Mar 2021Monday saw Griffith welcome the very first QantasLink aircraft land, marking the start of a daily return service, offering 700 seats on the route each week on-board the airline’s 50-seat Q300 turboprop aircraft.
The inaugural flight QF2121 arrived in Griffith from Sydney at midday with local business and community leaders at Griffith Regional Airport to welcome the aircraft’s arrival.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said this was a significant occasion for Griffith.
"Griffith City Council is thrilled to welcome Qantas to Griffith,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
“Connectivity to Sydney is critical to our economy and lifestyle and Council is pleased residents and businesses will now have additional flight scheduling options – the introduction of these flights recognises Griffith as a growing regional city with increasing potential."
“I would encourage you to support the air services on offer and consider flying next time you visit Sydney,” he added.
Speaking from Griffith to mark the inaugural flight, QantasLink CEO John Gissing said the new route reinforced the national carrier’s commitment to supporting regional Australia.
“As the national carrier, we have an important role to play in driving tourism and supporting the industry in its recovery from COVID-19,” said Mr Gissing.
“We know Australians want to travel so we’ve been looking for opportunities to support new routes where there is demand and help deliver a boost for local businesses.
“We’re working with tourism partners to promote the world-class wineries and fresh produce of the beautiful Riverina region to millions of our frequent flyers around the country.
“We think our customers will enjoy the benefits of our premium service, including complimentary food and drinks, baggage and lounge access before they fly out.”
For more information or to book your next flight with Qantas, please visit www.qantas.com.au
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