Sky Trans will again soar in the Cape after a rescue buy-out by aviation entrepreneur Peter Collings and NRL great, Johnathan Thurston.
The duo, who own Collings Airline Holdings, have teamed up to resurrect permanent services and return confidence to the people living and travelling to the Cape York regions. The new operation commences today, Monday March 31.
Collings Airline Holdings stepped in and serviced the Cape York region with their West Wing Aviation business operating an emergency contract from Queensland Transport, after the collapse of Sky Trans on January 5.
“I have always taken a whole-of-community approach with my airline business and the best way forward for the community, was that we purchase the Sky Trans business which has an approved RPT service for 48 services per week to six locations within the Cape York region”, says Peter Collings.
Johnathan Thurston is a shareholder of Collings Aviation who own both Sky Trans and West Wing Aviation. His role will be to over-see the company’s community portfolio.
“I understand the importance good transport makes to a community, especially a remote community like the Cape. It can create opportunities for the youth, as well as provide important social benefits of health, welfare, education and services.” said JT.
Sky Trans will operate a 36 seater Dash-8 aircraft to service the Cape with services from Monday to Friday covering Cairns, NPA, Porpuraaw, Kowanyama, Aurukun, Lockhart River, Coen and Horn Island.
See www.skytrans.com.au for details and bookings.