Qantas goes international from Townsville
Qantas will begin international services from Townsville with two flights weekly, commencing on October 29, 2001.
The two services would operate from Townsville to Singapore via Brisbane departing Townsville at 10.05am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Return services from Singapore would operate via Brisbane and arrive in Townsville at 9.30pm.
Qantas will also commence flying to Osaka four times per week from October 28, 2001. Two services will operate from Sydney via Cairns, the other two services will operate directly from Cairns to Osaka. QantasLink will provide connecting flights from Townsville to Cairns.