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MacAir upgrades Air Services for Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw

Travel News Asia Monday, 18 September 2006

Air travellers from Cairns to Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw (Edward River) will experience an upgrade in service from the middle of September when MacAir replaces 19-seat Metroliners on peak day services on a Monday and a Friday with the 34 seat Saab 340B aircraft.

The airline will continue to operate five weekly flights on the route Saab 340Bs for the peak Monday and Friday services, and Metroliners on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

We have worked closely with local communities and councils to develop air services to Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw, and to upgrade airstrips and ground services to accommodate the new Saab operations, said Fiona Pelling, Marketing and Customer Relations Manager for MacAir. MacAir has added additional Saab 340 aircraft to our fleet and this will allow us to upgrade peak flights on our Monday and Friday service

Upgrading these services will deliver a significant improvement in passenger seat availability as well as providing better in-flight comfort with a flight attendant as well as offering more space for parcels and freight to and from both communities.

The new Monday and Friday Saab 340 services have been retimed and will depart Cairns for the Cape destinations at the later time slot of 11.45am allowing for better inbound connections. The Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday services will remain unchanged, departing Cairns at 8.00am.

MacAir Airlines is a Qantas Frequent Flyer partner, flying a fleet of modern propjets to 36 destinations in regional Queensland, as well as providing fly-in, fly-out services for the mining community.

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