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Air Link drops fares

Air Link Managing Director Ron O’Brien with chief pilot Mark Wardrop at the Bourke airport last week. Photo TWH

Residents of Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, and Lightning Ridge can now fly to Dubbo and back for $300 after a $100 drop in the community return airfare.

Air Link airline has had a tough twelve months of operation on its far north west routes, but despite the COVID-19 pandemic, management is now looking to the future, with changes to schedules and reduced fares.

Managing Director Ron O’Brien flew to Bourke last week to shore up confidence in the airline and to outline the new fares and timetables which he hopes will boost sales.

“After discussion with member councils of the Far North West JO who we operate the airline service on behalf of, we decided there was some tweaking we could do,” Mr O’Brien said.

“So, we have made some schedule changes and taken the axe to air fares.

“The one-way unrestricted Bourke to Dubbo fare will drop from $543 to $350 dollars, which means it is not so much of an extravagance.

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