Air­port con­cerns

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The pro­posed In­ter­na­tional Air­port’s master plan and fea­si­bil­ity study stated “Air­lines may utilise WCA (Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port) as a do­mes­tic net­work air­port rather than im­ple­ment new in­ter­na­tional ser­vices due to ex­ist­ing links in Cairns and Bris­bane”. This state­ment is alarm­ing, to say the least! Given that the con­sul­tants pre­pared this fea­si­bil­ity and master plan and iden­ti­fied that even if we have an in­ter­na­tional air­port, in­ter­na­tional air­lines may not use it. Ques­tion to the Mayor: What In­ter­na­tional Air­lines have been con­tacted to see if they would sched­ule reg­u­lar flights, if any and what were their re­sponses?

I can only hope that be­fore there is a com­mit­ment to spend over one hun­dred mil­lion dol­lars to bring in­ter­na­tional air trav­ellers to our re­gion we have some kind of com­mit­ment from the air­lines that they will use our fa­cil­ity. Ro­gin Tay­lor Con­way

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