Aviation boost for Alice Springs
- 13 December 2023
The Red Centre is set to receive an aviation boost next year with Bonza and Airnorth operating new services to and from Alice Springs.
Airnorth has announced a new flight between Alice Springs and Perth providing Territorians with more choice and more competitive fares when planning trips to WA.
Commencing on 25 March 2024, just in time for Easter and school holidays, Airnorth will operate flights to and from Perth three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with tickets on sale now.
It is the first time since June 2022 that Alice Springs will be connected with a non-stop air service to Perth – previously operated by Qantas.
Airnorth’s competitive prices to Perth not only provide another option west, they also leverage Perth’s role as is a key gateway to the rest of the world with over 1.3 million international travellers since July this year.
This comes as Australia's newest budget airline, Bonza, landed for the first time in Alice Springs from Melbourne, providing locals and tourists with more choice and connectivity.
Bonza’s everyday low fares make it more affordable for residents to travel to Melbourne and connect to the East Coast and improve access for tourists wanting to visit the Red Centre.
The new flights are a direct result of the recently launched Territory Aviation Attraction Scheme; which was specifically designed to improve aviation access and connectivity to the Northern Territory.