“We’re battening down for the long term. We’ve got a six month plan to keep all our staff gainfully employed," albeit at fewer hours and less pay, says Dave Batic (pictured), the manager of the airport. Its runways are open 24/7 but the terminal only for flights which are few and far between. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Mackay chosen "because good infrastructure, a proud community – even a new, state-of-the-art sport and recreation precinct for students, trainers and their families. We were really moved by the way locals came together with the #MackayWantsYouQantas campaign," says the airline. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE: Qantas livery showing Wunula Dreaming of the Yantuwa people in the Gulf of Carpenteria.
UPDATE 2pm:: "Qantas is not the only airline" says airport manager Dave Batic. Asia Pacific region airlines are looking for similar opportunities.
"It is expected the new service will be very attractive to time-poor Asian and European travellers. Travelling to Uluru via Darwin improves their options, cutting their travel time up to five hours ... instead of travelling on flights via other cities," says the promotion of a direct Darwin to Ayers Rock Resort service by Qantas, starting today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Qantas promotional image, showing Kata Tjuta (the Olgas ).
University graduate, soccer star, activist, senior public servant and successful businessman: Removed child John Moriarty rose to the top of Australia's public life, with Alice Springs at the crossroads of his extraordinary achievements. MARK J SMITH chronicles them. Photo: John and Ros Moriarty with the Qantas Dreamliner whose livery their company created. Two-time Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes is in the centre.