The Gold Coast to Townsville service has been under review for some time and revenue loss meant the flights had to be pulled, according to GoldCoast.com.au.
Virgin will now be looking at appointing two larger aircrafts that will have the capacity to carry a larger quantity of passengers from the Gold Coast to Sydney and Melbourne.
This could be a big blow to the rapidly developing mining hub in Townsville and surrounding areas, with a potential loss of business and opportunities for both cities and their economies.
Considered as a fly-in, fly-out destination, Townsville will feel the negative impact from anyone that was considering working in the area now the convenience of the direct flights between Townsville and the Coast will cease.
All is not lost though. Transfercar has agents relocating their vehicles to and from Townsville on a regular basis. This means our free to drive rental cars and campervans will come to good use to the working men and women who need access to the area.
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