Sin­ga­pore on the cards for over­seas flight ser­vice

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

In­ter­na­tional flights from Kar­ratha are a step closer, with the City set to call ten­ders for the ser­vice af­ter a promis­ing ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est and re­search process.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said he was con­fi­dent there would be enough mar­ket in­ter­est to get a di­rect ser­vice to Sin­ga­pore up and run­ning.

“We con­sis­tently re­ceive feed­back from the com­mu­nity that they want in­ter­na­tional flights, and we hear them loud and clear,” he said. “Fol­low­ing the EOI process we are now con­fi­dent that there is in­ter­est from air­lines in bring­ing this ser­vice to Kar­ratha and that it can be done at a rea­son­able price.”

The ten­der process is ex­pected to take un­til early in the new year, af­ter which coun­cil will make a de­ci­sion on whether to pro­ceed with a pro­posal.

Port Hed­land In­ter­na­tional Air­port chief ex­ec­u­tive Mitchell Cameron has raised con­cerns a Sin­ga­pore ser­vice from Kar­ratha would un­der­cut Hed­land’s Bali ser­vice.

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