• JON WOLFE

No Fly Zones

Fly Corporate will suspend passenger flights from Tamworth and Armidale to Brisbane tomorrow, after the announcement of interstate travel bans designed to halt the spread of COVID-19.

CEO Andrew Major said the circumstances are "unprecedented" and apologised to customers affected by the decision, set to be implemented from 1pm on Wednesday, March 25.

Armidale mayor Simon Murray backed the "tough" decision, which he said would help them get back on their feet once the crisis ends.

Tamworth mayor Col Murray said Fly Corporate had been very good for regional Australia and Tamworth in particular.

Fly Corporate aims to resume operations in the second half of 2020 depending on the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.