Wagga will have to wait longer to hear if the city's bid for a new regional pilot academy has been successful after Qantas delayed its announcement.
Qantas had indicated in October that a $20 million decision on its second site would be due by the end of last year.
On Wednesday, an airline spokesperson said the decision would take longer than expected and did not commit to a new deadline.
"In September we announced Toowoomba as the first of two sites for our new Pilot Academy, set to open in mid-2019," the spokesperson said.
"We are progressing a second location from a list of seven remaining shortlisted cities, with each destination still in contention.
"This process is taking longer than we thought it would, and now hope to make an announcement on the Academy’s second location when we are in a position to."
Wagga is in competition with Alice Springs, Bendigo, Busselton, Dubbo, Launceston and Mackay for the location to train 500 new pilots per year.
Tamworth dropped out of the running last year in favour of a deal with Virgin Australia.