Sunday, May 16, 2010

Strategic Airlines new services announced

Strategic Airlines to launch new services
14 May 2010
New air services between Port Hedland, Melbourne and Brisbane
Emerging Australian carrier Strategic Airlines is set to launch two new services that will open up the
East Coast of Australia to the Pilbara region of Western Australia and provide the west with greater
access the east coast of Australia.
From 3 August 2010, Strategic will fly weekly between Brisbane and Port Hedland on Tuesdays,
with the intention of increasing to two services each week in the near future.
Strategic will also launch weekly return services between Melbourne and Port Hedland from 3
August 2010.
Strategic Airlines’ Head of Commercial Damien Vasta said the airline was working with the Town of
Port Hedland, local resource companies and the community to ensure that the booming mining
region continued to prosper.
“These new services demonstrate Strategic’s commitment to opening up the East Coast of
Australia to the Pilbara region,” Mr Vasta said.
“The services between Port Hedland, Brisbane and Melbourne will provide faster and more
affordable travel between the east and west coasts, give resource sector workers and regional
residents greater access to these capital cities and help drive much needed human resources into
the Pilbara.
“Much has been said about the continually growing need for workers within the Pilbara and the time
and difficulty those looking for work on the East Coast experience when attempting to access the
“The Pilbara is one of the economic powerhouses of the nation but for too long the cost and length
of travel for east coast residents to the region has been an obstacle.
“Strategic is challenging the status quo and is focussed on providing a fair and equitable service to
these regional communities,” Mr Vasta said.
Mayor of Port Hedland Kelly Howlett says that her town will endeavour to support these new
services in every possible way.
“The Town of Port Hedland whole-heartedly welcomes Strategic Airlines, seeing its entrance to the
market as a massive boost to local tourism and economic development,” Mayor Howlett said.

SOURCE Strategic Airlines.

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