Owes $250,000 to Albury City
Just days following the announcement that JetGo had entered into voluntary administration, it's been revealed the embattled airline is owing Albury City $250,000.
Albury Mayor, Kevin Mack, says he is awaiting to hear further developments from the administrator.
Councillor Mack says his primary concern is for the people caught up in the administration, and says that local ratepayers won't suffer.
"We're looking at cost recovery and it all boils down to wait-and-see at this point as they attempt to trade their way out of it. My concern is the people that have been inconvenienced for this month, and I only hope that things do ure themselves up so that they get their money back and is not disadvantaged further by this unfortunate occurence."
From Friday June 1:
2 years after an exciting launch for Albury travellers, JetGo has announced the airline has entered into voluntary administration and that all regular passenger flights have been suspended.
Managing Director Paul Bredereck says, while he hopes it is only a temporary measure, all regular passenger flights have been suspended while the company is under administration, although some charter operations will continue.
Albury City has released the following statement from Mayor, Kevin Mack:
"AlburyCity is aware that JETGO has entered into voluntary administration and that administrators have been appointed."
"JETGO has been providing an important and valued service to residents and visitors to Albury for almost two years with more than 28,500 passengers flying to Brisbane and more than 4,000 to and from the Gold Coast since the service was introduced in June last year, so Council is very disappointed to learn that all of the airline's regular passenger flights have been suspended."
"Council will be in touch with the administrator as soon as possible to establish whether flights will resume."
"While we understand the uncertainty will be distressing to some passengers, especially those who have booked flights on the airline, Council will do all it can to attract and retain valued air services to our community."