City reg­is­ters as cred­i­tor of Jetgo air­line

Pilbara News - - NEWS - Ali­cia Per­era

The City of Kar­ratha has reg­is­tered as a cred­i­tor with the ad­min­is­tra­tors of Jetgo and put on hold air­port up­grades to ac­com­mo­date in­ter­na­tional flights in the wake of the re­gional air­line go­ing into vol­un­tary ad­min­is­tra­tion last week.

Bris­bane-based Jetgo was set to op­er­ate re­turn flights be­tween Kar­ratha and Sin­ga­pore and Kar­ratha and Bris­bane from later this year un­der a spon­sor­ship agree­ment signed with the City, but with the com­pany in ad­min­is­tra­tion, those plans are now in doubt.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said planned mod­i­fi­ca­tions to Kar­ratha Air­port to fa­cil­i­tate in­ter­na­tional flights had been de­ferred pend­ing an out­come.

“The De­part­ment of Home Af­fairs has ad­vised that the City’s ap­pli­ca­tion is on hold while the air­line works through the ad­min­is­tra­tion process,” he said.

The City re­fused to say how much money they had put into the spon­sor­ship agree­ment with Jetgo, but Cr Long said the agree­ment in­di­cated all City pay­ments to Jetgo were to be re­funded if the ser­vices did not go ahead.

Jetgo ad­min­is­tra­tors McLeod and Part­ners were con­tacted for de­tails of Jetgo’s fi­nan­cial sta­tus but failed to re­spond by the time of print.

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