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Qantaslink pulls Miles service two weeks before take off

Qantaslink pull-out of Miles offering full refunds for passengers.
Qantaslink pull-out of Miles offering full refunds for passengers. Tony Martin

WESTERN Downs locals who booked flights from Miles to Brisbane will be offered full refunds after the company announced this week that it would be pulling out of the region.

QantasLink had announced it would start commercial services between Miles and Brisbane from June 16, 2014.

QantasLink Head of Regional Development, Elsa D'Alessio blamed the "current economic climate" and poor forward bookings for the pull-out.

"While Miles is experiencing some growth in FIFO operations, and showed good signs of commercial flights being sought after, all companies to date have chosen to charter air services as their key means of transport to the region," she said.

"QantasLink is very grateful for the co-operation today from Western Downs Council overall - it has been outstanding - and would like to ensure you that our commitment to providing charter services to Miles is not under threat is any way due to this decision."

Passengers who made a forward booking would be contacted in the coming days and offered a full refund or travel via Roma.

 

Topics:  brisbane, miles, qantaslink, western downs


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