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Virgin opens Cloncurry route

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 27, 2013
Virgin Australia will use its popular E190s on the new route to Cloncurry. Dave Parer)

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.

People travelling to Brisbane from Cloncurry have needed to transit through Mount Isa or Townsville.

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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