QF plots Kangaroo Is service
QANTAS is understood to be considering a new direct service between Sydney and Kangaroo Island in South Australia, with the Adelaide Advertiser citing comments by QF CEO Alan Joyce during the airline’s annual general meeting last week.
Qantas held its AGM in Adelaide, and Joyce noted strong demand for its current Kangaroo Island flights from the SA capital.
“This had led to us reviewing more options on that route, which also includes a direct Sydney to KI flight,” he said.
He noted it was still early days, but the review was focused on expanding QF services to the holiday island’s Kingscote Airport.
Qantas already operates a seasonal weekly service from Melbourne to Kingscote, along with three to four ADL flights.
South Australian Tourism Commission CEO Rodney Harrex hailed the possibility of a new Qantas Sydney-KI flight.
“It would create connectivity with interstate and international visitors, which is critical for tourism growth in Kangaroo Island,” the report quoted him as saying.
Regional Express also operates daily Adelaide-Kingscote flights.