Moree Now Well Connected
Fly Corporate will launch a regular passenger service between Moree and Brisbane after being granted approval by Moree Plains Shire Council at its Council meeting on 29 July 2016.
The service will mean that, once again, Moree and District will be connected to two state capitals. Council is delighted to welcome Fly Corporate to the Shire and looks forward to a productive relationship with the company.
Acting Mayor, Cr Sue Price congratulated the company and reinforced the economic benefits to Moree and District. “This service will improve the ability of residents to access a wider range of capital city services and will be of substantial benefit to Queensland-based firms that operate within the Shire” she said. “Local businesses will also have the opportunity to develop stronger relationships with Queensland-based companies”.
Fly Corporate, whose parent company, Corporate Air, has a 44 year history in the aviation industry has recently commenced services from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane and is also shortly to commence services out of Armidale. The inclusion of Moree within the growing network is recognition of Moree’s role as a transport hub and economic centre in the North West.
Director of Planning and Community Development, Mr Angus Witherby, led the negotiations with Fly Corporate. Mr Witherby said “We are very impressed with both the initiative of Fly Corporate and the quality and depth of their proposal”.
Mr Witherby also stated that “this service provides an opportunity to attract people to travel between Brisbane and Sydney via Moree”. This will include a growing number of international visitors from China who often enter Australia through Queensland and will contribute to the ongoing upward growth of the tourism industry which is strongly linked to the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre (MAAC).
The service will run Monday to Friday and fares are expected to range from a $149 promotional fare through to a fully flexible fare of $388. With federal approval already in hand, services are planned to commence on Monday 29 August 2016.
Tickets will go on sale Sunday 31 July at www.flycorporate.com.au or travel agents with $149 one-way all-inclusive promotional fares available.