Friday, April 15, 2011

Strategic Airlines to Start Flying to Gladstone Airport Next Monday

A reminder that Strategic Airlines will introduce two daily return flights - Monday to Friday - linking Gladstone and Brisbane, on Monday 18 April. The flights will be operated by an Airbus A320 jet aircraft. The aircraft will feature 8 business class seats and 144 economy seats.

The Brisbane to Gladstone flights will depart Brisbane Airport at 6.10am (VC520) and 2.45pm (VC524) arriving in Gladstone at 7.15am and 3.40pm.

Gladstone to Brisbane flights will depart Gladstone Airport at 8.25am (VC521) and 4.35pm (VC525) arriving in Brisbane 9.30am and 5.40pm respectively.

In-flight services will include complimentary meals and refreshments for all passengers.

You can read more in our previous blog post HERE. We hope wish Strategic Airlines all the best with this new venture!!

Meanwhile, the Gladstone Airport redevelopment will be complete with new security screening facilities to become fully operational by the time of the arrival of the first Strategic Airlines' flight next week.

A Gladstone Regional Council spokesperson recently stated that 13 screening staff have been in the process of being trained by Council in preparation for passenger screening.

The Gladstone Regional Council was required to install the security measures as a result of new Federal Government regulations, which require the installation to occur before July 1, 2012.

There will be two different screening points for passengers and checked baggage. The passenger screening point is situated at the start of the western entry to the departure lounges. This facility will check all hand luggage and passengers. The checked baggage screening point will be situated 'back of house' in the area behind the check-in counters.

Council hopes that the Gladstone Airport terminal would be one of the most modern terminals in regional Australia.

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