Regional aviation continues on the flight path to recovery

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In collaboration, the WA Government and Rex Airlines will deliver more regional flights as part of the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.
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In collaboration, the WA Government and Rex Airlines will deliver more regional flights to Albany, Esperance, Carnarvon and Monkey Mia as part of the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.

From August 31, Albany will receive 14 services a week up from eight, a 75 per cent increase, and Esperance services will increase from eight services a week to 13. 

The Gascoyne will also receive additional flights, with an increase from five to eight services weekly for Carnarvon, and an additional flight per week for Monkey Mia, taking it up to four air services a week.

Community fare availability also had a boost in June, with the discounted fares made accessible seven days out, and have been in high demand with more than 1,870 fares sold in July compared to 914 fares sold in June.

The one-way community fare is priced at $139 for Albany, $138 for Esperance, $158

for Monkey Mia and $199 for Carnarvon. The community fare is available to all passengers, including visitors, providing an important additional boost for the tourism sectors of these regions.

The WA Government is continuing to work with the Commonwealth, airlines, local governments and industry to ensure accessibility and affordability of regional flights, and recently announced a $9 million investment, as part of the WA Recovery Plan, to support the aviation industry.

For more information see the Regional aviation continues on the flight path to recovery media statement. 

Page reviewed 19 August 2020