Access China'16 delegation

See the historic Toowoomba flight bound for China

TOOWOOMBA had its eye on the sky on Sunday morning as history was made with more than 200 delegates bound for China.

Just after 10.30 this morning the Qantas A330 took off from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport as part of the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise's Access China'16 delegation.

The flight has the potential to transform the Toowoomba region with the international flight being made a reality within two years of the airport's opening.

Wagner Group chairman John Wagner said it was another milestone in the development of not only Wellcamp but Toowoomba, the region and the state.

"It was only four-and-a-half years ago that the Wagner family made the decision to build this airport and while we are all eternal optimists we certainly are very pleased to be able to see our first international passenger flight come within two years of opening the airport," Mr Wagner said.

The airport is already looking to its next milestone with November 22 marking the start of dedicated freight flights to Hong Kong.

The Access China'16 delegation will give business operators across varied sectors the chance to seize the Asian opportunity. 

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