Tuesday, February 22, 2011

No Extra Flights for Prosperpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport - Yet

The Whitsunday Regional Council and Tourism Whitsundays are continuing to push for extra flights into the Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport.

However, at this stage no extra flights have been confirmed.

Mayor Mike Brunker has reportedly met with representatives of Tourism Queensland's aviation department last week to discuss the future plans for the airport. He said he had also held talks with Tiger Airways in December 2010.

Cr Brunker said Council had set clear goals in their aviation plan. “Our goal is to get another Sydney to Whitsunday flight, another flight to Brisbane and another carrier,” he said.

But Cr Brunker said despite putting proposals to Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways, they were restricted in moving forward too rapidly until the current construction work at the airport had been completed.

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