MEDIA RELEASE

Closure of Base at Gapuwiyak

26th March, 2020

 

Gove Airport, NT – Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) would like to inform its customers and partners that as of 31st March, 2020, MAF aircraft and staff will no longer be based at Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella). This comes as a result of the programme’s restructuring to ensure sustainability in its services and commitment to the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land.

Charter flights to the community and the scheduled Regular Public Transport (RPT) service will both continue as normal. However, charter bookings will have to be secured in advance. For more details, please contact the MAF bookings office on (08) 8987 2777.

MAF understands the impact felt by the community and will strive to provide the best possible service at all times. MAF staff present and past would like to thank the Traditional Owners of the land and people of Gapuwiyak for accepting them as part of the community for over 30 years.

The relationship with the community will continue to grow and is greatly valued by MAF and its staff.


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