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‘We’ve got a community shovelling money into this debt-pit’ – Mayor talks King Island airport stoush

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A stoush has been brewing between the King Island Council and Regional Express Holdings – also known as REX airlines – over increasing fees at the King Island airport.

The airport ran at a loss of $470,000 last year, and the King Island Council is seeking to break-even this financial year by increasing landing charges and imposing a $7.50 charge per passenger per leg.

Mayor of King Island Council, Duncan McFie, joins Brian Carlton this morning to discuss the ongoing tension over these new charges, and alleges that REX may be subsidised by the Federal Government to fly to King Island.

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