THREE additional flights are planned for Busselton Regional Airport from next Wednesday.
Busselton city CEO Mike Archer confirmed that extra flights would start operating, following the Noise Management Plan for the airport being approved.
“Skywest have requested and been given approval to commence additional charter flights on Wednesdays from mid July onwards,” Mr Archer said
“The flights will operate between Perth, Busselton and Paraburdoo.
“At this stage there are three additional flights planned for Wednesdays, these commence from July 18.”
The flights are for Rio Tinto.
Asked if any other companies were planning to introduce additional flights into Busselton, Mr Archer indicated there was further interest.
“The city was approached last year by Skippers Aviation, who were interested in commencing fly-in, fly-out charter flights twice a week. The city has not received confirmation from Skippers Aviation as to whether or not they intend to proceed with this service,” he said.
Approval of the revised noise conditions for the airport, resulting in extra flights into Busselton, was expected to accommodate extra fly-in, fly out flights.
Mr Archer told the Mail, when the NMP was approved, that it would allow the airport to be used for more fly-in, fly-out operations, which would benefit the town and region.