Definition of fly-in, fly-out in English:

fly-in, fly-out

adjective

Australian, NZ
  • Involving or having a commute by air to a remote workplace.

    ‘many mines require fly-in, fly-out staff to work nine consecutive 12-hour days’
    ‘lucrative fly-in, fly-out work’
    • ‘There are fly-in fly-out resources sector workers who choose to base themselves on the NZ side of the Tasman.’
    • ‘The dating service is targeted at fly-in, fly-out workers, who spend weeks at a time in dusty mining camps hundreds of miles from the nearest pub.’
    • ‘Its operations stretched as far south to Perth for the fly in fly out workers.’
    • ‘Workers are concerned that expanded use of fly in fly out personnel will destroy job prospects in the town.’
    • ‘The employees, who are covered by five different unions, walked out after the company broke an agreement to only use fly in fly out contractors on a short-term basis.’
    • ‘Some were offering fly-in, fly-out roles for skilled people who did not want to move to Christchurch permanently.’
    • ‘Virgin will also buy Perth-based Skywest, which competes with Qantas in the fly-in, fly-out market for mining workers.’
    • ‘Many WA mines require fly-in, fly-out staff to work nine consecutive 12-hour days.’
    • ‘The company estimates it will employ 250 fly-in, fly-out workers to operate the mine.’
    • ‘It is claimed that fly-in, fly-out workers destroy the community.’