Early flight provided business boost to Central Queensland economy

Published on 24 December 2020

Aerial airport shot

Rockhampton Regional Council is supporting Central Queensland’s business community by attracting a key early morning direct flight to Brisbane.

Airport Councillor Neil Fisher said the 7am Virgin flight, which started last week, meant business people could fly to Brisbane first thing, do a full day and then be back home in Rockhampton in time for dinner.

“Having this 737 overnight in Rockhampton is a huge win for travellers but especially those doing business in the South-East corner of the State. It offers yet another reason why living in regional Queensland is becoming more attractive,” Cr Fisher said.

“By being able to get to Brisbane and do a full day of business before flying home, it will cut down the cost of accommodation while giving business people more flexibility to fly in and out of Rockhampton.”

“With the plane parking here overnight it also means more staff in Rockhampton to maintain the aircraft which has flow on benefits for our local economy.”

“I’d like to thank Virgin for partnering with Council to deliver this flight because it is something we know the business community has been asking for.”

“Many businesses have had a tough year so Rockhampton Regional Council and Advance Rockhampton continue to work with business to help them be more competitive, more effective, more efficient and cut costs. This is something Council is very proud of as Rockhampton Airport continues to work with the airlines to provide more services to suit business needs in a competitive market,” Acting Mayor Fisher said.

Details on flights are available on the airport’s website at https://www.rockhamptonairport.com.au/Home