Xstrata launches Virgin Brisbane-Mt Isa route

FOR the first time in more than a decade, Qantas will face competition in servicing Queensland’s Mount Isa community, after Swiss mining giant Xstrata inked a deal with Virgin Australia to operate flights between the northwest town and Brisbane.

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While Xstrata will continue to use Qantas to service passengers flying out of Mt Isa, the heads of agreement between Xstrata Mount Isa Mines and Virgin will see the airline fly a 92-seat, Embraer E190