Pelican Airlines to commence Air Services between Canberra and Newcastle
Pelican Airlines (FlyPelican) will be commencing direct regular public transport air services between Canberra and Newcastle from 27th April 2015.
FlyPelican operate a fleet of 19 seat, pressurised BAE Jetstream 32 aircraft that will operate on the Canberra to Newcastle service.
Canberra / Newcastle has been without an air service for over 16 months and FlyPelican are looking forward to reinstating this critical link. Current driving times can be as much as five or six hours one way.
FlyPelican will have you at your destination in just over an hour with the option of returning home the same day after a full day’s business or pleasure.
This service is in high demand and FlyPelican has now re-opened the gateway to the Williamtown NSW , RAAF Base, home of the nation’s main fighter pilot training base, future home of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning aircraft, and the expanding Williamtown Aerospace Centre. RAAF Base Williamtown NSW is also the home base for the tactical fighter element of the Air Combat Group (ACG), the Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) element of Surveillance and Response Group (SRG) and GTE SPO.
The Williamtown Aerospace Centre NSW, the WAC, is at the leading edge of aerospace, defence technology and aviation development. WAC is the winner of the National Economic Development Partnership Award for 2014 from the Economic Development Association of Australia.
1 Technology Place is the exciting first stage of the WAC. Foundation tenants who have already established at this pre-eminent location include Raytheon Australia, Lockheed Martin Australia, Bohemia Interactive Simulations and Nova Systems. These new tenants have joined long term Newcastle Airport tenants, BAE Systems, Jetstar and Jetstar Engineering, Qantaslink, Virgin Australia.
FlyPelican services from Canberra to Newcastle will commence on the 27th of April 2015, with two return flights per day Monday to Friday and a return flight on a Sunday afternoon.