Rockhampton Airport set to reopen

first_imgRockhampton’s airport will reopen to commercial operators on Monday after its runway was inundated for two weeks.Qantas and Virgin Blue planes will operate out of the airport from Monday, however Tiger Airways will not resume flights until 29 March.Queensland Fire and Rescue volunteers are working tirelessly to clean the 2.6km runway and 1.6km section on the tarmac to ensure it is operational by next Monday.The last aircraft that departed Rockhampton Airport prior to its closure was a Virgin Blue 737 at 1:45pm on 1 January.At the time of publishing, the Brisbane Airport Corporation reported that staff are raising over $100,000 for the Premier’s Flood Appeal by volunteering to convert one day of annual leave into cash. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Alast_img

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