Cloncurry miners get ready for jet travel

Workers in rural Queensland’s mining industry will soon have another air travel option to and from Cloncurry, with Brisbane-based SkyAirWorld soon to be operating a scheduled service.

Workers in rural Queensland’s mining industry will soon have another air travel option to and from Cloncurry, with Brisbane-based SkyAirWorld soon to be operating a scheduled service.

From August, subject to regulatory approval, SkyAirWorld will operate a scheduled service between Brisbane, Cloncurry and Cairns, using the 48-seat ERJ-145 aircraft.

The route was identified by SkyAirWorld as one of Australia’s many under-serviced regional communities.

The airline believes a scheduled jet service to Cloncurry will support local industry, particularly the fly-in, fly-out mining sector, as well as provide a high-speed, comfortable alternative to the greater Cloncurry community.

According to the company, SkyAirWorld is the first airline to operate the Embraer ERJ-145 jet in Australia. The jet is designed specifically for regional flight operations and offers greater fuel efficiency, longer flight distances and superior comfort than other jets and turboprops.

Therese Raft

02 8920 0700

traft@sefiani.com.au

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