Jetgo new flights sparks big ideas for Rocky football fans

A WEEKEND away to see the Cowboys play in Townsville, with flights, parking and supporter tickets available in a package deal.

It's an idea councillor Neil Fisher hopes could one day become reality following the introduction of Jetgo flights between Townsville and Rockhampton. Cr Fisher said Jetgo's arrival in the Beef Capital had so far received good feedback.

"The company is positive about exploring opportunities and I think that same feeling is in Townsville," he said.

"I'm happy with where things have come in this short period of time.

"It's been a very, very good start."

Cr Fisher hoped easy flights connecting the cities would build better sporting and business links.

"It gives us a firm base to expand," Cr Fisher said.

"It's not just Rockhampton people going away; it's increased the amount of movement coming into Rockhampton."

He said it would be good to utilise Jetgo services to fly Cowboys' supporters to Townsville for games.

Cr Fisher said while Rockhampton was "probably a minor player" he hoped they could grasp any opportunity with open arms.

He said any opportunities to create a partnership between the Cowboys and Jetgo would have to work for both businesses, but was an idea which could be explored more in the New Year.

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For the period ended October 31, domestic passenger numbers for the Rockhampton Airport were 54,159. This was down from 58,959 in October 2014.

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