brucetiki wrote:QantasLink have doubled their flights to Kingscote, in what appears to be a massive up yours to Rex.
https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/st ... e/?cs=1525
Getting the SA Premier and federal Tourism Minister there for the announcement does add to 'give Rex the finger' aspect. The narrative goes from 'big bad Qantas are dumping capacity and forcing the underdog out' to 'Qantas saves the Kangaroo Island economy after Rex kicks it when it's already down'
The idea that 3-5 weekly flights were causing Rex to leave a market they serve 3x daily seemed tenuous, especially as it was announced so soon after devastating fires that will undoubtedly reduce demand to KI over the short-to-medium term. Rex walking away wasn't going to win them any friends there, and it looks like the SA government at least has no sympathy for them.