With just under two weeks until take off on Monday, 2 July, bookings for Skytrans’ new, daily service between Toowoomba and Sydney are strong, exceeding forecasts for the first few months of operation.
Skytrans Managing Director, Simon Wild said he is delighted with the response that has generated bookings up until February 2013 with in excess of 700 tickets sold to date.
“While we have been carefully conservative with our forecasting, it is pleasing to see the community embrace this service. In considering the forward bookings it is interesting to see how events are making an impact, particularly the NRL grand final in Sydney at the end of September.”
Mr Wild is looking forward to celebrating the launch of Skytrans’ Toowoomba to Sydney service on Monday, 2 July with a small ceremony planned involving the Mayor of Toowoomba Regional Council, Councillor Paul Antonio and other civic leaders that will precede the flight. It is understood that the Mayor, along with Councillor McDonald, the CEO of Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Greg Johnson and CEO of Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, Shane Charles will accompany Mr Wild on the maiden return flight.
When Skytrans announced fares and schedules of its new flights from Toowoomba to Sydney on Wednesday 4 April, the news was welcomed by the regional community.
“We are excited to introduce a service that provides a substantial level of convenience for passengers whose typical commute previously involved travelling from Toowoomba to Brisbane by road and connecting onwards to Sydney. These new services will result in savings of up to six hours of travel time for these customers,” said Mr Wild.
Flights will operate on all weekdays and are timed to support travellers connecting to or from both domestic and international destinations at Sydney airport. Two return services are scheduled each Wednesday, providing the opportunity for people to conduct business meetings in Sydney without the need or expense required to overnight.
Prices start with the Skyspecial option offering a $149 one-way fare to travellers. Over 3,000 Skyspecial seats will be made available during the first six months alone, providing an exciting entry level fare on this new route. A full range of flexible and non-flexible fares are also available to accommodate both the business and leisure traveller.
Skytrans is a Queensland owned company with 20 years of operating history and a fleet of Dash-8 aircraft flying to 27 ports around Queensland and now New South Wales on scheduled and charter services. All flights feature full in-flight service, movies, and quality catering.
Source = Skytrans