Per­for­mance re­viewed

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

I AM sur­prised at the praise given to the depart­ing CEO Scott Wa­ters for his con­tri­bu­tion and for driv­ing the con­tin­ued growth of the Whitsunday Coast Air­port.

Flights into Proser­pine have de­creased this year from 28 per week to just 21 per week, when at the same time Hamil­ton Is­land have 82 sched­uled flights per week.

The In­ter­na­tional Air­port Ex­pres­sions Of In­ter­est and the In­ter­na­tional Air­port Joint Ven­ture have col­lapsed along with hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars this failed project has cost ratepay­ers.

No in­ter­na­tional air­lines have made any com­mit­ment to sched­ule any flights into Proser­pine and the Ex­port Hub ‘Deed of Agree­ment’ signed by Scott Wa­ters in Hong Kong is still a se­cret.

Surely if there is a de­mand for New Zealand flights, the air­lines will be quick to cap­ture the NZ to Proser­pine busi­ness.

Per­haps it was time for Mr. Wa­ters to ex­plore other av­enues of em­ploy­ment. Ro­gin Tay­lor Pre­ston

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