Date Posted: 17/02/2019
From the 1st April 2019 Qantas’ regional subsidiary QantasLink will be adding an additional three weekly services between Adelaide and Whyalla to meet the increase in demand from various investment opportunities in the regional South Australian town. The additional flights will be seen operating on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
With the extras flights its allows for 300 additional revenue seats seats in and out of Whyalla each week, a huge bonus for both Qantaslink and Whyalla itself.
Changes to QantasLink’s daily flights will also change to accommodate the new flights with new schedules coming effect from 1 April. QF2071, the morning service to Whyalla will now depart at 0740hrs (7:40am ACST), arriving into Whyalla at 0830hrs (8:30am ACST). The return service back to Adelaide QF2072 will now depart Whyalla at 0850hrs (8:50am ACST), therefore arriving back in Adelaide at 0935hrs (9:35am ACST).
There will also be two daily flights operating on between Adelaide and Whyalla on Sunday to Friday, with Saturday only receiving one daily flight as per the original schedules.
On the return leg QantasLink will operate a total of 13 services between the regional destination and Adelaide, the early morning flight will now depart at 0858hrs (8:50am ACST) flying out as QF2072. Just like the flights getting you to Whyalla there will be two daily flights operating on Sunday to Friday with Saturday receiving one daily flight.
The Qantas De Havilland Dash 8 Q300 aircrafts are configured into an all economy cabin offering 50 seats in a 2-2 cabin layout with the aircraft having twelve rows.
QantasLink rely on their fleet of De Havilland Dash 8 Q300 aircraft, the mid-sized regional jet in the airline’s fleet.
“I am delighted the city has increased its need for commuters, professionals and business owners to have regular access to both Whyalla and Adelaide, I applaud Qantas’ decision to increase these services in Whyalla and their foresight in recognising the growing need.” Said Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey
 Mayfield, L. (2019). Qantas services flying high. [online] Whyalla News Online. Available at: https://www.whyallanewsonline.com.au/story/5902786/qantas-services-flying-high/ [Accessed 17 Feb. 2019].