Qantas is increasing its services to Whyalla to meet the growing demand being generated from the high number of investments in the region.
Flights from Adelaide to Whyalla will increase from 13 to 16 times a week.
The increase in flights means earlier and later flights will be added to the existing services.
The changes will come into effect from the 1st of April and will add an additional 300 seats to the popular route each week.
It follows on from the Federal Government’s announcement last year of proposed national security upgrade for regional airports.
Concerns are growing about the costs, despite a $50 million Federal Government grant to help regional airports pay for the new system.
The Whyalla council has assessed the potential costs of the proposed security upgrades and believe the money proposed by the Federal Government for construction falls about $1 million short.
Council CEO Chris Cowley says increased airport fees are not an option for Whyalla as this would potentially impact on flight viability, raise the cost for passengers and possibly even become a burden on our ratepayers.