Regional Carrier Skytrans Officially Grounded

5 January 2015

Cairns-based airline Skytrans has ceased operations following its final flight on Friday, January 2.

Passengers with existing Skytrans bookings will be required to make alternative travel arrangements. The airline is working with other carriers including Regional Express (Rex), West Wing and Hinterland Aviation to accommodate affected customers.

Tickets booked directly with Skytrans may be refunded via a credit card 'chargeback' from issuing banks. The airline is yet to confirm a process for refunding cash bookings.

According to Skytrans managing director Simon Wild, "This week is the lightest travel week of the year, meaning that fewer people will have been affected than in any other week of the year."

Rex airlines will be taking over Skytrans' western Queensland and Gulf routes, while operators are still required for Cape York services.

The family-owned airline has been in steady decline for more than 12 months, with Mr Wild stating the company made the decision to cease trading due to an uncertain future.

Skytrans was officially grounded 25 years and one day from its launch.

If you have made a Skytrans booking through Flight Centre, please contact your travel consultant direct or our 24-hour assist team on 133 133. 

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