The Illawarra's only commercial passenger airline, Fly Corporate is temporarily suspending its operations from 1pm tomorrow following the government's decision to impose strict domestic travel limitations and border restrictions throughout Australia as part of the Coronavirus response.
Fly Corporate CEO, Andrew Major said the current circumstances are unprecedented.
"We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience to customers and would like to thank all of them, and our loyal staff, for their support.
"We wish everyone well during this most difficult period," he said.
The regional airline is targeting resumption of operations in the second half of 2020 but this will be governed by the extent of impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and recovery from that impact throughout Australia.
Fly Corporate said it will resume normal operations as soon as possible once the Covid-19 situation has alleviated, travel restrictions have lifted, travel demand has normalised and operations can responsibly re-commence.
Customers whose travel plans have been affected by the suspension of all flight operations will be provided a travel credit for the value of their ticket which will remain available for use on the Fly Corporate network within 12 months of the original ticket issue date.
Fly Corporate will waive normal change fees, however at time of rebooking, one change will be permitted and fees for any differences in fares and/or applicable taxes may apply.
The airline said it will contact all customers with bookings.
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