Last week the Australian Airports Association National Airport Industry Awards were held on the Gold Coast, where Karratha Airport won the Airport Innovation and Excellence award in the category of Community Engagement for its support with our newly launched Inter Regional Flight Network.
Other nominees in the category included Brisbane Airport, Darwin International Airport, Sydney Airport, Perth Airport and Hobart Airport.
The City of Karratha and Shire of East Pilbara have supported this new initiative to connect Pilbara and Kimberley towns where direct RPT services weren’t available. The councils, with industry partner Rio Tinto (for Paraburdoo route), are sponsoring Aviair’s Inter Regional Flight Network which commenced in August to expand access for many businesses within the region. Aviair is operating the service in 9-seat Beechcraft B200 Super King Airs, flying between Karratha, Broome, Port Hedland and Newman, with flights to Paraburdoo commencing early 2020.
Congratulations to everyone involved!
For more information on the flight network and the towns we connect across the Kimberley and Pilbara, visit our Flight Schedules page.