Along Abrahamsson and al. from the Swedish Department of Human Work Science, Luleň University of Technology, "Most mining companies want to avoid a fly in - fly out situation, as it could create social instability of societies and cause trouble in the workplace".
A new alternative is coming: the remote (highly qualified) jobs. The first operations centres are from now on, aiming at managing "all aspects of operational control for mining, rail transport, ship loading and associated critical infrastructure (e.g. power and water) for all Rio Tinto Iron Ore Pilbara operations" (source: Rio Tinto website).