Pri­vate jet boom

The Australian - The Deal - - Executive Travel -

The re­sources boom is fu­elling an in­crease in pri­vate char­ter flights, with the Bris­bane Air­port Cor­po­ra­tion reporting a 66 per cent jump in non­reg­u­lar pub­lic trans­port flights and gen­eral avi­a­tion from 2012 to last year (from 17,654 to 29,376). There was un­prece­dented growth on in­trastate flights be­tween Bris­bane and min­ing cen­tres such as Roma, Mo­ran­bah, Glad­stone, Mackay, Cairns and Rock­hamp­ton, says Leonie Van­deven, me­dia and mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager for BAC. As well as fer­ry­ing fly-in-fly-out work­ers to mine sites, many re­source com­pa­nies are putting on pri­vate tours for in­vestors from China and In­dia, ac­cord­ing to Adagold Avi­a­tion, Aus­tralia’s largest in­de­pen­dent provider of pri­vate air­craft char­ters. Adagold’s sales and mar­ket­ing man­ager, Os­man Ba­hemia, says many mine own­ers turn to Adagold to find the right jet to im­press in­vestors while also suit­ing their budget.

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