Skywest Airlines will being a third daily rotation of it’s already twice daily service from Perth to Kalgoorlie starting on January 21. A revision to the regional airline’s timetable will see a new Monday morning service (flight XR80) depart Kalgoorlie at 7am for an 8am arrival into Perth.
It will supplement the existing XR82 and XR84 services
“Since the introduction of our twice daily jet service to Kalgoorlie in July 2012, we have been delighted with the response from business and leisure customers alike” said Skywest CEO Jason Bitter, observing that the new 7am Monday service “will be of significant benefit to Kalgoorlie travellers, in particular enabling our corporate customers to benefit from a full business day in Perth.”
Skywest will also tweak the Friday service which also continues on to Melbourne. Flight XR21 will depart 90 minutes later than the current time, at 10:30am.
In March this year Virgin Australia is expected to finalise it’s takeover of Perth-based Skywest, rebranding it under the Virgin Australia marquee and setting it head to head against Qantas’ regional arm QantasLink.