Friday, September 2, 2011
Whitsunday Coast / Proserpine Airport Names New General Manager While Upgrade Continues
The name of the new general manager of business and development for the Whitsunday Coast / Proserpine Airport has been announced, and he will seemingly have a big job ahead of him.
Scott Waters previously worked for Townsville Enterprise and will be taking on the job of marketing the airport from September 19. This new role was created by the Whitsunday Regional Council after hefty budget cuts to Tourism Whitsundays and Enterprise Whitsundays in May.
Meanwhile, some Airlie Beach business owners have begun a push to bring back direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne to the Whitsunday Coast / Proserpine Airport to help boost tourism at Airlie Beach.
Whitsunday Mayor Mike Brunker said the council would "certainly be" pushing for the direct services after an Airlie Beach business owner said they were needed to help tourism take off.
There are currently direct flights available from Sydney and Melbourne to Hamilton Island, however business owners believe it was important the Whitsunday Coast / Proserpine Airport had some of its own.
Lastly, the Whitsunday Coast / Proserpine Airport upgrade is continuing and is expected to be completed later this month.
Council is still waiting on departmental advice before it determines the cost of paid parking which will be introduced at the car park once construction is complete.