Saturday, September 27th, 2014

The District Council of Coober Pedy is extremely pleased to advise that REX is now accepting bookings for the Adelaide Coober Pedy route post November 13th.

After much deliberation it has been agreed that REX can continue to operate into Coober Pedy under the current terms and conditions as long as the town’s runway is widened in an expeditious manner.

Mayor Steve Baines said, “I would like to thank Neville Howell and his team at REX for taking this lead on this issue and investing a huge amount of time and effort in achieving this result”.

“Council is still working hard to procure funding to widen the runway and are hopeful that this will be completed in the near future.

“The resumption of bookings is particularly important as Coober Pedy is working hard to promote its centenary year in 2015, which is planned as a major boost to our tourism industry.

“Many of the key events are being staged over the Easter long weekend, and the uncertainty over the REX flights had the potential to have a major negative impact.  We are extremely pleased that REX has taken the lead in sorting this matter out and reiterate that Council, on its part, will do all it can to have the runway widened as quickly as possible so the solution to the issue is permanent”.

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