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New airline route from Mt. Isa to Gove



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FOR PRESS

NEW AIRLINE ROUTE : 10M MT ISA TO rove

( Joint statement by the Minister for

Civil Aviation,t.k Swartz,andd the

Minister for the Irate: ior, r Peter Nixon

A new airline, route is to be opened between Mt Isa

in Queensland and dove on the Gulf of Car-} y en tar is in the

Northern Territory.

This was announced today 'by the Minister for Civil

Aviation,1Ir Swartz sand the Minister for . the Interior,Mr

Peter Nixon.

They said the new 600-mile route by way of Camooweal,

It,M cArthur River and Groote Eylandt would im rove the air

link with dove which was to be developed as a major

bauxite mining and refining centre.

The route would be operates! by Ansett-AI A and Trans

Australia ,airlines with Fokker Friendship aircraft.

Initially one service would be operated by each

airline on alternate weeks.

The Ministers said that Ansett-Al\iA and TAA expected to

announce their timetables soon.

.....oOo..... 19/7/68.