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Queensland seeks industry interest in regulated routes

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 15, 2014
. (Seth Jaworski)
A Rex Saab 340 departs Townsville. Rex currently operates the regulated Townsville-Winton-Longreach and Townsville-Hughenden-Richmond-Julia Creek-Mt Isa routes.(Seth Jaworski)

The Queensland government has invited carriers from across Australia to attend industry briefings on regulated air routes in the state. The briefings will be held in Brisbane on March 17 and Townsville on March 19.

Following a review of government-contracted long-distance passenger services in regional Queensland, the state government announced in February that three routes are to be opened up to competition from January 1 next year, while seven routes will remain regulated.

Five-year contracts covering the regulated routes are set to be offered, with an Invitation to Offer due to be released to industry in April.

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To register interest in the briefings, email [email protected]

Rex currently operates the regulated Townsville-Winton-Longreach and Townsville-Hughenden-Richmond-Julia Creek-Mt Isa routes.

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