Airline CEO to reveal the future of regional aviation at Corporate Traveller event - Theideassuite
MEDIA RELEASE | 11 June 2024

Airline CEO to reveal the future of regional aviation at Corporate Traveller event

A leading voice in regional aviation, Nexus Airlines, Managing Director, Michael McConachy will call for the establishment of FIFO hubs in Broome and Geraldton to bolster Western Australia’s resource sector connectivity, at a business event.

Addressing industry leaders at the Corporate Traveller Unpacked Perth conference on Thursday, 16 May 2024, at Crown Perth, Michael will discuss the critical role these towns play in supporting efficient travel to the Pilbara. By advocating for the creation of these strategic hubs, Nexus Airlines seeks to illustrate the potential for enhanced regional development and improved transit solutions for FIFO workers.

Corporate Traveller, the flagship SME division of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), is rolling out its Unpacked roadshow in Perth to connect industry leaders, travel agents, and general business managers enabling them to gain business insights from top speakers and experts.

Michael, who is also a board member of the Regional Aviation Association of Australia, will chart the pioneering journey of Nexus Airlines, Western Australia’s regional airline that launched in May 2023, and its transformative impact on regional connectivity. Starting with his career move to Kununurra and leading up to the airline’s current operations, he will discuss the development of critical Regular Public Transport (RPT) routes through Aviair and the strategic evolution leading to Nexus’ inception.

Economic impact and regional development

Michael will discuss the creation of FIFO hubs in Broome and Geraldton and how airlines currently support over 8,500 daily passenger movements into the Pilbara—equivalent to the population of a small city flying every day. These FIFO hubs will significantly reduce transit times and costs, offering a direct economic benefit to the resources sector and regional communities.

Sustainable aviation practices

In alignment with global trends towards sustainability, Michael will discuss Nexus’ choice in aircraft selection that reduces carbon emissions and the airline’s views on sustainable aviation fuels.

Championing remote connectivity

A passionate advocate for remote community services, Michael will outline current and planned expansions in air services that enhance accessibility to some of Australia’s most isolated regions. He will provide statistics on passenger growth on these routes, demonstrating Nexus’ role in not just serving but also expanding the market.

This session is pivotal for those keen on understanding the nuances of aviation’s regional and environmental advancements. Michael’s insights will provide a deeper look into how Nexus Airlines is not only responding to current industry challenges but also shaping the future of regional aviation in Australia.

Tom Walley, Australian-based Global Managing Director at Corporate Traveller, said, “We are thrilled to have Michael McConachy, a true leader in regional aviation, speak at our Unpacked event. His extensive experience and innovative approach to connecting remote communities and advancing sustainable aviation practices are exactly what our attendees look to hear. Michael’s insights are sure to inspire and ignite significant discussions on the future of travel and sustainability in aviation, highlighting the critical role regional carriers like Nexus Airlines play in shaping our industry’s future.”

Tickets are still available to attend this session. Register online at:

About Corporate Traveller Unpacked: Corporate Traveller’s Unpacked, offers customers travel insights and hacks through webinars and in-person events; and its regular market research uncovers business travel behaviours and needs to help businesses make informed decisions around travel, meetings and events.


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About Corporate Traveller

Corporate Traveller is an award-winning business travel management and solutions provider for SMEs, operating in six global markets. Established in 1993 as Flight Centre Travel Group’s first corporate brand, Corporate Traveller has offered its personalised service, expert tailored advice, dedicated travel consultants, and advanced booking technology to more than 6500 Australian business customers. Offering an all-in-one innovative booking platform with the support of a personal travel consultant, Corporate Traveller makes travel simpler, faster, and easier for businesses. With a wide range of solutions available, Corporate Traveller can cater for simple requirements through to the most complex SME business travel management needs. For more information or to book a business consultation, visit


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