Friday, May 18, 2012

JetGo Set to Take Off on Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) Charter Flights

Australia’s newest airline – JetGo Australia – has recently received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Avaition Safety Authorty (CASA), and will soon begin operating fly-in fly-out (FIFO) charter flights to mining areas of Queeensland.  This follows a successful series of training and route proving flights in recent weeks with their Embraer E-135 VH-JTG.

JetGo will be based on the Sunshine Coast, and they will have a base at the Sunshine Coast Airport.  They are also planning to have other bases at Sydney, Brisbane (where VH-JTG is presently parked) and at Rockhampton Airports (where VH-JTG is pictured during a training flight).

Reports suggest that JetGo has had a lot of interest from mining companies for charter flights to Rockhampton and ports further afield like Emerald, Mt Isa, and Weipa.  Flights from Brisbane to Cloncurry are expected to be commencing very shortly.

Reports also suggest that JetGo has already allocated a registration for a second Embraer E-135 Jet to join its current E-135 - VH-JTB. 

At this stage, JetGo will be purely a charter airline, flying to meet the demand of mining companies and the like.  They are also growing in size with currently 10 employees, but that was expected to increase to up to 30 as more aircraft were brought online.  Scheduled services may be started at a later time.

Locally, Aviation Ground Handling (AGH) has signed the contract with JetGo Australia to provide ground handling facilities and services at Rockhampton Airport.

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