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Fresh Cash Splash for Bendigo Airport, But No Announcements on New Destinations

February 2, 2023 1:06 pm in by
 
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The terminal precinct upgrades to the Bendigo Airport are on track, according to local member Lisa Chesters. 
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In addition, a fresh cash splash of $100,000 dollars has recently been announced.
 
The Regional Airports Program funding has been allocated to build a fence to reduce wildlife hazards on the runway.
 
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Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said she’s going to push airlines for more flights to and from new destinations to the airport, but it’s also a case of “supply and demand”.
 
“So, encouraging anybody who is thinking about a flight to consider flying in and out of Bendigo to support our local airport,” she said. 
 
Among the new routes being discussed are Bendigo to Adelaide, Mildura and Brisbane.  
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The local representative adding that catering for new airline Bonza would require “long-term planning”. 
 
“My understanding that the challenge with Bonza is they’re flying quite a big plane, a 737, and our airport runway isn’t long enough for those plane [as] it needs to be extended by about 400- metres.” 
 
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Image: More airlines are being coaxed into servicing Bendigo Airport, Robert Frola, via Wikimedia Commons. 
 
 
 
 
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