Virgin Australia Airlines (Brisbane) has announced that it will introduce nonstop services between Darwin and Alice Springs from the end of March 2015, to coincide with the opening of the new Virgin Australia Lounge in Darwin.
The airline will introduce this new weekly schedule of services using its Boeing 737 aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Colin Hunter/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBA (msn 33796) arrives in Auckland, New Zealand.
Airnorth (Darwin) lost its Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia VH-ANB (msn 120116) on March 22 when it was destroyed on takeoff at Darwin Airport, NT (DRW), Australia. Both pilots were killed. The crew was conducting a training flight when the EMB-120 crashed at the airport’s boundary were the Darwin RAAF Station is located.
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