Townsville I'ntl Future, Any Info?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 1:31 pm

Hi. In October last year QF intl. restarted services from Townsville to Singapore via Brisbane, twice weekly with a 767-300. This was after they withdrew all international flights in 1991, after a ten-year presence at the port. Since 1991 TSV had a few airlines, Garuda and Flight West, provide flights to POM and DPS- however short lived. Now that QF is withdrawing services again, does anyone know any rumours- or confirmation- that any intl ops will start up? Allegedly there are many airlines with rights to fly in, but none are exercised. I also heard that the local regional airline Macair was utilising {before QF intl returned} the international facilities {apron as well?} because of the proximity of the facilities to their check in and office areas. Does anyone have any confirmation of this- eg Macair travellers? Or what would/could happen after QF withdraws again? The intl section of the terminal is the left section with the aerobridge facilities. Although joined as one building, separate lounges exist.

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RE: Townsville I'ntl Future, Any Info?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 3:43 pm

I can confirm Macair using the International Apron, was there last week and took many photos of the aircraft in the area. Also, must have been lucky, I got this 747-300 landing at Townsville, this used to be a regular occurance when I used to live there, pretty surprised to find that it doesn't happen anymore.


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RE: Townsville I'ntl Future, Any Info?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 7:40 pm

OOH!! Not happy...missed the jumbo. At uni preparing for semester start! Jip. My dad actually told me that a jumbo was in but I just thought he saw another aircraft type. You get a bit cynical living up here in TSV, lol. Do you know what the purpose of the flight was? Perhaps a charter bringing international students to JCU...Also, what is the security like at the airport now? I am interested because I want to photograph {not that I am professional or anything with professional cameras} the last {again} QF intl service and also the final YC F28 service- who do you approach to get permission? Thanks.

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RE: Townsville I'ntl Future, Any Info?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 8:43 pm

Nice photo. Makes those houses on Mt Louisa look bloody close.

I believe it was an ADF charter bringing in or taking AJs somewhere.
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RE: Townsville I'ntl Future, Any Info?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 8:45 pm

Mount Louisa would've been nervous with that big bird and the bad weather!

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