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 to the east coast.
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.
“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,” said Strategic Airlines’ Head of Commercial Damien Vasta. “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
The new routes will be serviced by Strategic’s
156-seat A320 aircraft in dual configuration consisting of 12
business class seats and 144 economy seats.
fares of A$283 one-way Brisbane-Port Hedland and A$283 one-way
Melbourne-Port Hedland will be available online from 24 May 2010.
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