In great news for local tourism, The City of Greater Geraldton has announced that Emirates airlines will be offering airfares to Geraldton.
This will make Geraldton just that bit more accessible to travellers, and is a good step forward in the goal to open the city and the region up to international tourism.
Full press release:
The recently reported Qantas and Emirates airlines partnership is good news for tourism for Geraldton.
The partnership would see Emirates selling airfares to Geraldton along with Broome, Learmonth and Perth for visitors from the United Kingdom, Europe, North Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, welcomed the news and said the City’s commitment to investment in Geraldton Airport, owned by the City, has paid off.
“It reinforces Council’s decision to invest in the airport and secure the deregulation of the airport by Minister Buswell,” he said.
“One of the big gains is the opportunity to book through fares allowing for much better prices between regional areas both in Europe and Australia.
“It will make travel easier within Australia and allow tourism operators more flexibility and opportunity to promote the region to international tourists,” said Mr Carpenter.
Qantas and Emirates are finalising details of their partnership, including joint pricing, schedules and frequent flyer benefits.
Subject to government and regulatory approval, the partnership is scheduled to start on March 31, 2013.