More positive investment news reported late last week in the Sunshine Coast Daily Newspaper and, yet another indicator of the growing number of air transport services and related infrastructure being based here on the Coast.
This excerpt from the article: (SCD Friday 27 Jan 2012… read the entire article here)
‘THE Coast will become a $3 million base for new commuter charter airline JetGo Australia as it prepares to begin fly-in, fly-out routes by late March.
After a year of negotiation, the company has announced it will build a maintenance hangar at Sunshine Coast Airport.
It follows revelations earlier this month that Skytrans would fly workers from Marcoola to Queensland mines owned by Rio Tinto.
However, emerging airline JetGo has been chartered on behalf of at least one Sunshine Coast mining services firm.
“Essentially we are operating a fly-in, fly-out service from Sydney, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, ” a spokesman said but he declined to name clients on the grounds of commercial confidentiality.
He said the Coast was a top choice because the cost of ground lease for hangar construction in Brisbane was more than $250,000 a year.
Access would also be easier with fewer aircrafts demanding access to the tarmac.
JetGo will be the first Coast commuter airline to use jets in the under 50 seat market, matching the commuting time of those who drove to Brisbane to work.’
Great news for Investors looking seriously at the Sunshine Coast… read the entire article here