Territory company Chartair has commenced twice weekly services between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek and weekly services between Alice Springs and Kiwirrkurra.Chartair Alice Springs General Manager Chris Nguyen said seven passengers could be accommodated on each flight, although the company would upgrade to larger aircraft if demand increased.
“It’s great to be able to offer these new services to travellers,” Chris said.“For people travelling to Tennant Creek it cuts a five hour drive down to less than two hours in the air.”
Chris said the services were supported by the Australian Government’s Remote Area Subsidy Scheme and began this week.Flight details are as follows:
· Alice Springs to Tennant Creek departs Mondays at 7am and Wednesdays at 3pm.
· Tennant Creek to Darwin departs Mondays at 9.30am and Wednesdays at 5.30pm.
· Alice Springs to Kiwirrkurra departs Tuesdays at 8am.
· Kiwirrkurra to Alice Springs departs Tuesdays 11am.The Alice Springs-Kiwirrkurra route is $120 and the Alice Springs-Tennant Creek route is $385, which is higher due to operating costs.