Strategic Airlines is set to launch its first Airbus A320 aircraft into the West Australian market.
Currently, the Airbus A320-200 is in Melbourne undergoing final fit-out and application of the Strategic livery, before beginning operations on the airlines licensed Perth-Derby (Curtin) route.
Strategic Airlines CEO, David Blake said, “The A320 presents an upgrade in size and comfort to past services on the Perth-Derby route, as well as a long awaited increase in passenger and cargo capacity.
“These attributes allow for growth in the mining and tourism sectors, which are critical to Derby’s local economy.”
“Alongside the Perth – Derby route, we see many opportunities for this aircraft to be utilized for commercial and charter purposes in Western Australia.
“Already, we have reccieved numerous enquoroes from mining and tourism companies throughout the country, seeking both regular and ad-hoc charters,” he said.
Strategic currently operates an additional two A320s – one based in Brisbane (under contract with Solomon Airlines) and the other out of Paris.
Strategic also operate an A330 under their Australian AOC, which is predominately used for transporting Australian troops into the Middle East under contract with the Commonwealth Government.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F