The first Jetgo direct from Sydney to Gladstone passenger flight arrives in Gladstone. First family off the plane is Agnes Water's Ryan and Donna Smith with their children Kobi, 4, and Jett, 18 months.
The first Jetgo direct from Sydney to Gladstone passenger flight arrives in Gladstone. First family off the plane is Agnes Water's Ryan and Donna Smith with their children Kobi, 4, and Jett, 18 months. Mara Pattison-Sowden

Jetgo's first flight from Sydney has landed

THE first Jetgo flight from Sydney landed at Gladstone Airport just after 7am today with about 10 passengers on board.

The inaugural flight marks the start of regular flights between Gladstone and Sydney, filling a gap left after Qantaslink cancelled their route between the cities.

The airport's firefighters were on hand to do a water cannon salute for the arrival of the first flight.

The take-off from Sydney was smooth, according to Jetgo ground services supervisor Phil Burke, who was on board the first flight.

He said now that people could see Jetgo was operating, he expected bookings would be on the increase.

Jetgo is confident the route will be well supported by Gladstone residents.

The company is providing a direct jet service that will be twice as fast and a lot quieter than turbo prop jets currently flying out of Gladstone.

Flight times have been scheduled so passengers can easily do day trips between the two cities.



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