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Brindabella Airlines cancels Canberra to Albury service

By 29 May 2012 3

It’s not entirely clear who would need this service on a regular basis. But Brindabella Airlines have announced they’re axing their flights between Canberra and Albury:

“From the 8th June we shall stop the daily Brisbane to Armidale and Canberra to Albury services and make these aircraft available for charter” said Group Chief Operating Officer Ian Vanderbeek.

Vanderbeek said that the introduction of the federal government’s carbon tax and the removal of the en-route rebate scheme, both from the 1st July, were major factors in the company’s decision. Both of these routes are marginal and cannot be sustained with the additional cost impost that these changes will bring said Vanderbeek.

“Aeropelican and Brindabella are well placed to serve the growing demand for whole of aircraft charter in the 18-30 seat range, with aircraft strategically based in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney and able to react at short notice” said Vanderbeek.

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3 Responses to Brindabella Airlines cancels Canberra to Albury service
#1
joingler9:59 pm, 29 May 12

I agree that it wouldn’t be a widely needed route. It is easy enough to get to by car and cheap enough to wander down their (Vline, Greyhound and Countrylink all have daily services to Albury).

#2
bigred10:05 pm, 29 May 12

I would think the fiscal fiend (ATO) Defence and Centreflunk would be the only regular users of this service.

#3
goose7:33 am, 31 May 12

It was never a profitable route to start with. Can’t blame the Carbon tax for this one.

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