Generic Rockhampton Airport.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
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FLOOD WATCH: Last flight out of Rocky airport to be at 12.20pm

UPDATE: 8.51pm: 

CUSTOMERS reeling over flight cancellations at Rockhampton airport from tomorrow afternoon may have a stroke of luck.

Rockhampton Regional Council tonight said the additional flights will be added to the Gladstone Airport to help customer get in or out of Rockhampton.

Council said tonight it is working with airline passengers and the Gladstone Aiport Corporation to "reaccommodate" affects passengers.

It said it would provide an update when negotiations are finalised.

8.35am: Rockhampton Airport will close at midday on Monday. The last service will be JetGo at 12:20pm depending on conditions.

The latest advice from the Rockhampton Regional Council is that all airlines have been advised earlier today of the closure however it may take time to filter through to their call centres.

Gladstone has been advised to all airlines as the preferred alternate airport while Rockhampton Airport is closed.

The road between Gladstone and Rockhampton is expected to remain open until Wednesday when the river is forecast to peak around 9.40 metres. We will continue to provide updates as they come to hand.

Council will be towing vehicles parked in long term parking areas starting tomorrow.

WATCH | SES barricade Rockhampton Airport

If you are flying in tomorrow or Monday morning, please contact us on 1300 652 659 with your rego and car make and colour so it isn't towed.

A number of cars are also parked at the North St end of Western St. Please be aware that area is expected to flood and anyone who is parked there should move their cars.

1.30pm Saturday: ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council is now expecting the airport to close by midday on Monday at the latest.

Council advises residents to contact their airlines for information around flights as they may stop services earlier.

In terms of parking the undercover, premium and long term areas are closed. Short term remains open for the moment however with the impending closure, we are encouraging people not to park at the airport if possible.

Cars which are currently parked in those longer-stay zones will be towed to a secure location tomorrow and owners will be contacted.



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