Thursday, April 15, 2010

Early interest in new flight service

Within hours of the first charter service into Stanthorpe aerodrome yesterday, the phone has been ringing from those wanting to avoid road travel.

Brisbane and Sunshine Coast residents wanting to take to the skies are seen as the obvious target market for a short break holiday.  But there's been early interest in the corporate sector - within the space of an hour two calls were received by medical profession.  They see the 35 minute flight time from Archerfield as being a much more cost-effective way of sharing expertise with the Granite Belt, than having someone sit behind the wheel for hours at a time.

Granite Belt locals too are keen to make use of the service to fly out for a short break of a different kind so early indications are that Sunshine Aviation's initiative to provide a charter service to the Queensland wine capital may prove profitable for all.

The first TV film and media crew visited this week on the first flight. The story will now air on Channel 7s Queensland Weekender programme on Saturday 5 June.  Chocks away!