Virgin Australia will begin direct flights between Brisbane and Cloncurry November 27. Using 98-seat Embraer E190s, the service will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Virgin Australia chief commercial officer Judith Crompton said the decision to start the service was based on strong growth in the agriculture and resources industries in the region and had been widely speculated following strong lobbying from the local council and mining companies established in the North West Mineral Province.
Virgin Australia has opened a number of regional routes in Queensland in recent months, including services between Brisbane, Moranbah and Bundaberg.
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