Have your say: Mid West residents invited to provide feedback on regional air travel

Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
A Qantas plane is readied for flight at Geraldton Airport. (Oct 2018)
Camera IconA Qantas plane is readied for flight at Geraldton Airport. (Oct 2018) Credit: The Geraldton Guardian, Anita Kirkbright The Geraldton Guardian

Mid West residents are being encouraged to have their say on regional airfares and services as part of a new research project.

Conducted by Painted Dog Research, the project will see more than 40,000 households across regional WA invited to participate in an online survey about air travel.

Residents in Geraldton, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Wiluna, Carnarvon, Exmouth and Monkey Mia can all have their say.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the Government hoped to make it as accessible as possible for people to travel across the “beautiful state” of WA.

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“We know how important accessible and affordable flights are for regional communities who may need quick access to flights for medical or business appointments — so it’s important they have the right level of regional flights available,” she said.

“We have finalised a new service agreement with Rex that returned flights to Esperance and Monkey Mia to pre-COVID schedules — these are the only two Rex air routes in Australia that have returned to pre-COVID service levels.

“If you receive an invitation to participate in this survey, I strongly encourage you to jump online and have your say.”

Everyone who completes the survey has the option to provide their details to enter a draw and win a share of $1500 in prizes.

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