The District Council have welcomed a partnership with Regional Express Airlines, officials signing off on a new agreement.
The two organisations have decided on a "Rex Community Fares" system for Limestone Coast travellers with $129 fares available on 25% of the seats on flights to both Melbourne and Adelaide for advanced bookings of at least 30 days prior departure.
In exchange, the District Council of Grant has committed to lowering the Mount Gambier Airport head tax by $2.20, which Rex is matching with a further $2.20 reduction of all fares.
Rex will also work to allocate additional services to Mount Gambier and Adelaide routes once Rex has been able to rebuild pilot numbers.
The move has been welcomed by both parties, the partnership set to last for 5 years.