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Stationair8
19th Jul 2018, 08:28
Looks like an ASX listed regional airline and the King Island Council are having a few little issues.

Yournamehere
19th Jul 2018, 09:03
Do you happen to have any links to share or are we doing the cryptic crossword today?

Seagull201
19th Jul 2018, 09:15
google ""rex airlines king island"
There''s a story 20 hours ago in "The Mercury newspaper", or a full story in www.the advocate.com.au (06 july).
I'd say the topic is in relation to a proposed 19% increase in landing fee charges.

SIUYA
19th Jul 2018, 09:18
Do you happen to have any links to share or are we doing the cryptic crossword today?

Seriously Yournamehere? :rolleyes:

Try Google to work it out......here's a clue https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5512481/airlines-threaten-to-cut-flights-increase-prices-to-king-island/

Yournamehere
19th Jul 2018, 09:29
I intended a more tongue in cheek tone than a facetious one. However, if you're going to initiate a topical conversation, it does help a little if the rest of us can reference the material OP has formed their opinion with.

For all we know, the point of view in the Advocate could be the polar opposite of the Whoopwhoop Chronicle piece OP may have read.

Australopithecus
19th Jul 2018, 09:33
Pretty astonishing cognitive disconnect of the councillor quoted in the article. The council raises rates by a few hundred per turn, Rex passes on the charges to customers and gets accused of bullying.

King Island should realise that its airport need not operate at a profit since it is an essential piece of infrastructure. A good airport is like a good freeway/railroad/harbour: .costly until you see what happens without it.

Having a “user pays” scheme on an island where everyone is a user. Genius.

The council would do better to direct its formidable brain power to bringing King Island cream back from extinction.

B772
19th Jul 2018, 11:23
Rex has announced the cancellation of the Tuesday service to KNS.

dhavillandpilot
19th Jul 2018, 11:34
Simple refuse to carry the councillors on any flight. They just have to say they are a danger to air safety. After all CASA and the minister would have to agree.

dijical
19th Jul 2018, 12:11
Rex has announced the cancellation of the Tuesday service to KNS.

Tuesday and Wednesday. (http://www.rex.com.au/MediaRelease/Files/543_MRRexAnnouncesReductioninServicesBetweenKingIslandandMel bourne_18072018.pdf)

Mildura as well. (http://www.sunraysiadaily.com.au/story/5537103/mildura-airport-seeks-talks-with-regional-express/?cs=1889)

AIRTAM
19th Jul 2018, 12:39
Armidale too.

Toruk Macto
19th Jul 2018, 13:04
​​​lack of crew ? Never let a crisis go to waste ? So while you donít have pilots to fly your A/C start a fight with local councils over rising landing fees and tell them itís too expensive to operate .

TBM-Legend
19th Jul 2018, 13:11
meanwhile Uncle Sam has a different approach to airline/airport economics....

​​​​​​https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-awards-12-small-airports-grants-for-new-flights-450487/

Pinky the pilot
20th Jul 2018, 03:37
There are times when I get the distinct impression that one of the requirements for election to any form of Government; Local, State or Federal, is the total lack of a commonsense gene!:hmm::*