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Mayor Jennifer Whitney has confirmed that Whitsunday Regional Council is in negotiations to deliver an international charter program to the Whitsunday Coast Airport in 2016, subject to regulatory approval.
“While discussions are ongoing, we remain confident that we will be able to secure an international charter program in 2016,” Mayor Whitney said.
“Before securing any international charter program, however, we have to ensure that the Whitsunday Coast Airport complies with stringent Federal Government requirements,” she said.“We are actively working with all parties to ensure all requirements are met and international flights can be accommodated.”
The Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen MP, has joined Mayor Whitney in welcoming the prospect of an international charter program to the Whitsunday Coast Airport.
“I welcome the prospect of the increase to tourism and the jobs that these international flights will bring to our region,” Mr Christensen said.
“I will be working with Council to ensure that the proposal clears any regulatory hurdles,” he said.
Council will provide further updates when negotiations are finalised.
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