City airport future up in air

MONOPOLY: Regional Express is the only commercial passenger carrier at Mount Gambier Airport.

GRANT District Council has not ruled out privatising the Mount Gambier Airport as part of a fresh investigation into the regional airfield’s future.

The decision to explore its management structure follows passenger numbers remaining static and federal funding hopes to pursue a multi-million-dollar overhaul of the facility.

Figures released show more than 60,000 passengers have boarded Regional Express flights this financial year, which is similar to 2015/16.

At its peak, the airport attracted 117,000 passengers in 2007, but these figures


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