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Old 13th July 2012, 11:43 AM
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Default QF flies to Christmas Creek

new service in WA to Christmas Creek. looks like a regular charter svc for FMG.

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http://www.airlinehubbuzz.com/qantas...ek-wa-network/
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Old 13th July 2012, 01:53 PM
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Can find Xmas Creek on Google , but not the 1100 metre sealed airfield....
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Old 13th July 2012, 05:57 PM
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Qantas won't be operating into a 1100M unsealed strip (CXQ), particularly with a 737 , so it begs the question , where is CKW ?...

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Old 13th July 2012, 06:36 PM
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Have located details for Christmas Creek on Flightstats... Although it is pretty vague..
http://www.flightstats.com/go/Airpor...irportCode=CXQ
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Old 13th July 2012, 06:54 PM
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That is the airport coded CXQ ... Qantas won't be putting any jets into there .

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Old 13th July 2012, 07:51 PM
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Skywest have been flying Fokker 100's into there for FMG to service Christmas Creek and Cloudbreak mines.
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Old 13th July 2012, 07:52 PM
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Christmas Creek mine is 60km East of Cloudview Airport in the Pilbara, must be a new airstrip for the Christmas Creek mine
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Old 14th July 2012, 11:41 PM
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There was a new airstrip being built at Christmas Creek as part of Fortescue's expansion project there.
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Old 15th July 2012, 12:14 AM
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http://reports.fmgl.com.au/ENVIRO/St...mmencement.pdf

I assume that map shows the new strip for CKW and this one shows where Christmas Creek is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iron_ore_Pilbara.jpg



This may be the contract announcement, indicating it should have been finished by now:

http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/2011121...72z8pj79pw.pdf

and, I found someone on LinkedIn who is working on a "CASA Compliant" 2.5Km strip & Terminal for Christmas Creek Mine.


(Off topic, CKX is the code for "Chicken Airport" Alaska. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Airport )

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Old 15th July 2012, 08:36 PM
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The Christmas Creek Airport is being built to allow workers to FIFO from there directly instead of FIFO Cloudbreak 60km away and wasting time catching buses over to Christmas Creek. There is also no ILS at Cloudbreak, which has meant diversions to the coast waiting wx, and the Christmas Creek aiport was meant to be getting ILS.

I worked at Christmas Creek for a while and there was alot of angst with wx causing delays getting home after 2 weeks away at work.
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