Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes has welcomed news the NSW Government has deregulated passenger flights from Moruya Airport.
Above: Moruya Airport (Photo ESC)
Previously licences to operate from Moruya Airport could only be provided to one airline for any five-year period.
The NSW Government asked Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Councils to seek feedback from their communities about the potential deregulation of Moruya and Merimbula airports last year, with the aim of increasing competition between airlines.
Cr Innes said community sentiment indicated deregulation of Moruya Airport would be a positive move.
“Airport patrons will not be impacted by this decision in the short term, however it means there will be opportunity for other operators to come on board in the future,” she said.
“This would of course be dependent on increased passenger demand for more services and on the availability of landing and take-off slots at destination airports.”
Cr Innes said Council entered a five-year partnership agreement with Regional Express (Rex) in 2015.
“This agreement provides revenue certainty for both Council and Rex until 2020,” she said.
“The Moruya-Merimbula-Sydney air passenger service is a vital part of Eurobodalla’s transport infrastructure. We value this important partnership that we will continue to maintain.” Media Release