American diplomat wants direct flights to United States from Canberra Airport ACT ChiefMinister Andrew Barr said Canberra had already proven it could attract international carriers.
"Better connectionsto America is one of our future goals," Mr Barr said. "While coach outlet handbags 928 a direct flight between Canberra and the United States mainland may be some years off, we can improve access to America through a direct service to Auckland where travellers can then access a connecting flight to the United States," coach purse outlet store Mr Barr said. "The United States is the ACT's third biggest international tourism market [.] better connections to America would be a great outcome for the Canberra region." Singapore Airlines already flies internationally from Canberra to Wellington, but recently announced a review into its own international flights service from Canberra as passenger uptake struggles. The airline became the first carrier to offer international flights from Canberra in September, flying travellers to Singapore and Wellington. Qatar Airways announcedit planned to push ahead with its own internationalflights service to Canberra, despite facing airspace blockades in the Middle East. A number of Middle Eastern nations have cut diplomatic ties withQatar, which forced the state owned airline to reroute over friendly states.
The airline said the diplomatic crisis has not changed its plan forinternational flights from Canberra as early as February. "As far as we are concerned, it is business as usual," chief executive Akbar Al Baker said. Labor promised at last year's ACT election to set aside $770,000 to court more international airlines into Canberra, with Air New Zealand and coach outlet locations north carolina Cathay Pacific coach outlet atlanta voice among those considered.
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