Released on 30th March 2022 at 12:36

Qantas has officially extra Dili to its route map these days with the to start with of the airline’s typical passenger flights taking off from Darwin, strengthening the ties concerning Australia and Timor-Leste.

3 return flights will run each individual week with the twin course E190 plane, ramping up to 5 weekly return flights from July, boosting business, tourism and freight connections.

The E190 plane run on Qantas’ network as portion of an settlement with Alliance Airlines. The aircraft’s measurement, selection and economics have opened up a number of routes from Darwin that would not be practical with greater aircraft.

Darwin-Dili is the national carrier’s very first new ongoing international route from Darwin considering that 2008 and Qantas’ very first global E190 route.

QantasLink Main Functioning Officer Petrea Bradford, who is in Darwin to journey on the inaugural flight, mentioned that the nationwide carrier’s new support would assist strengthen the deep relationship concerning Australia and Timor-Leste.

“We’re psyched to be formally adding Dili to our route map these days and aiding to make the amazingly critical back links concerning Australia and one particular of our closest neighbours,” Ms Bradford explained.

“After two many years of shut borders, this new route is a critical aspect of Qantas’ emphasis on rebuilding connectivity in the region for organizations, households and freight.

“Travellers from Timor-Leste will also be equipped to seamlessly transfer by Darwin to the Qantas Group’s extensive domestic and worldwide network.

“Dili is just about an hour’s flight from Darwin and is a terrific location for the adventurous traveller, with amazing organic attractiveness, special cultural encounters and excellent coffee and cuisine.

“We glance ahead to working to boost Timor-Leste and all it has to offer you to millions of our repeated flyers.”

In the course of COVID, Qantas temporarily operated weekly flights involving Darwin and Dili in partnership with the Australian Govt to sustain significant passenger and freight hyperlinks although international borders have been closed.

The new ongoing passenger route follows the recently announced E190 base in Darwin that will build far more than 90 new area aviation jobs and company vital QantasLink routes from the NT money throughout Australia. The Darwin-Dili flights adhere to two new domestic routes from Darwin getting off this week to Cairns and Townsville.

The Qantas Group operates 18 routes from Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru, and non-quit selections from Darwin to eight domestic places.