Media Release 2009-06-25
Government confirms Skywest Coastal Network services to continue
Western Australia’s major regional carrier, Skywest will continue to operate ‘business as usual’ following the acceptance of an offer
made by the State Government to extend its Coastal Network Licence for an additional 12 months to 30 June 2010.
Skywest CEO Mark Shelton said the decision to extend the contract for a further 12 months was a positive outcome for Skywest
and for regional Western Australia.
“This extension creates short-term certainty for the regional communities we service,” Mr Shelton said. “We remain committed to
the long-term future of regional aviation in Western Australia and look forward to working with the government with a view to
entering into a long-term contract that will create greater certainty for all parties.”
“Skywest welcomes the Minister’s understanding that airlines need long-term stability and will continue to look for a commercial
outcome that is viable for both Skywest and regional communities throughout the state,” he said.
For further information, please contact:
Mark Shelton Kirsty Danby
CEO, Skywest Platform Communications
P: (08) 9478 9999 P: (08) 6467 7640
E: email@example.com M: 0413 401 323