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New Jetgo service off to a flying start in Rockhampton

UP AND AWAY: Jetgo’s managing director Paul  Bredereck.
UP AND AWAY: Jetgo’s managing director Paul Bredereck. Tom Gillespie

IT MAY have only been two months, but the future looks promising for Jetgo's Rockhampton services.

Managing director Paul Bredereck said after a good response from the community, the company was considering adding a new aircraft and extra flights to the route.

The airline started flying to Townsville and the Gold Coast from Rockhampton in September.

In February, Jetgo terminated its Gladstone to Sydney route after lack of demand for the service, which started in December 2014.

But so far, the airline's expansion to Rockhampton has proved successful.

"We're reasonably happy with how it's gone," Mr Bredereck said.

"The Townsville-Rockhampton section has been well supported and it's gone better than we expected."

Mr Bredereck said the Townsville to Gold Coast service, which stops in Rockhampton, had not been as popular as they had hoped.

"The Rockhampton-Gold Coast market is very price sensitive," he said.

While it's still early days for the service, Mr Bredereck said when Jetgo acquired a new aircraft early next year they would consider adding it to the Townsville-Rockhampton- Gold Coast service.

Mr Bredereck said the company were also looking at expanding to other Central Queensland destinations.

"One of those we are seriously considering is Moranbah from Rockhampton, however the airport owner/operator is refusing access," he said.

"At this stage we have charter customers that have approached us about operating services and a considerable number of passengers who are currently either driving from Rockhampton or driving from Mackay."

Mr Bredereck said they were frustrated by the current impasse.

Topics:  flights, jetgo




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