Regional carrier Jetgo has cited low demand and economic conditions for shelving planned Sydney-Roma flights less than two weeks from launch.
The airline was due to start operating between Sydney and Roma with 36-seat Embraer ERJ 135 aircraft from December 1.
However, a post on Jetgo’s Facebook page on Thursday said those flights have been cancelled, with all passengers given a full refund.
“Unfortunately, due to the slow response of bookings and the decline of future projects throughout the Roma district, a business decision had to be made – one that has not been made lightly,” Jetgo said.
“Jetgo Australia remains invested in this route and should there by an increase in demand by the general public or companies, then we may return in the near future.”
It was the second setback for Jetgo’s Sydney-Roma route, which was originally due to launch on November 10 but was pushed back to December 1 in early November due to what the airline said at the time were delays in establishing its systems at Sydney Airport.
Jetgo said its Sydney-Gladstone flights were scheduled to launch “as planned” on December 1.
The airline, which was primarily a charter and fly-in/fly-out operator prior to gaining its high capacity jet RPT Air Operator’s Certificate in October, passed its proving flight for Sydney-Gladstone on Friday November 7.
It also planned to operate Tamworth-Brisbane services from January 19 2015.