Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port in top 10

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port is among the coun­try’s top 10 for on-time ar­rivals and de­par­tures ac­cord­ing to fig­ures for 2014.

Whit­sun­day mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney said the Fed­eral Depart­ment of In­fra­struc­ture and Re­gional Devel­op­ment’s 2014 an­nual re­port showed 88.3 per cent of de­part­ing flights and 90.8 per cent of flight ar­rivals were on time at Proser­pine last year.

“Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port was eighth for on-time ar­rivals and ninth for on­time de­par­tures out of all Aus­tralian air­ports in 2014,”she said.

“Dur­ing this same pe­riod we saw pas­sen­ger num­bers in­crease by 13.7 per cent, see- ing nearly 265,000 pas­sen­gers pass through the air­port.”

Cr Whit­ney said the on­time per­for­mance was a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment, es­pe­cially given this growth in pas­sen­ger num­bers and the in­tro­duc­tion of a new air­line part­ner, Tig­erair, and new Syd­ney route.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions must go to our air­line part­ners, ground crew and air­port staff for all their hard work dur­ing the air­port’s best year on record,” she said.

“We an­tic­i­pate pas­sen­ger num­bers will be even bet­ter this year with con­tin­ued growth in all the cur­rent routes and the in­tro­duc­tion of di­rect flights to Mel­bourne start­ing from June 2015.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.