FlyPelican has announced six additional flights per week on their popular Canberra service to meet growing passenger demand.
These additional flights will be added during high demand periods.
The new schedule will commence on Monday, 13 May 2019 with an additional flight departing Newcastle at 7:30am on Mondays, and additional 5:30pm services on Thursdays and Fridays giving travellers the option of up to four flights per day.
Newcastle Airport CEO, Dr Peter Cock, welcomed the news crediting the people of Newcastle and the greater Hunter Region for continuing to support their local Airport.
“Thanks to FlyPelican, locals can now have more options to fly to Canberra on Mondays and return at the end of the week on the 7:10pm service back to Newcastle. This new late
departure time out of Canberra allows for a business meeting to finish at 5:30pm with ample time to travel from the CBD to Canberra Airport,” Peter said.
“Newcastle to Canberra is one of our most popular services and to meet the needs of our clients we have increased the service at peak times,” FlyPelican General Manager, Marty Hawley said
“The FlyPelican Newcastle to Canberra service is popular for business travellers across a range of industries sectors including the Department of Defence, Federal Government, property, law and finance.”
“We also carry leisure travellers interested in visiting our country’s capital to visit attractions like the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia and the Royal Australian Mint.”
With regular fares from just $199 one-way, the direct service takes one hour and ten minutes, includes 20kg baggage allowance and free seat selection. FlyPelican travellers can collect Velocity Frequent Flyer points each time they purchase a flight.
IMAGE | FlyPelican flying locals to Canberra from Newcastle Airport, starting mid-May.
Newcastle Airport is a significant gateway into NSW and the Hunter. As a major transport hub it is critical to economic and social infrastructure and its planned and managed growth has helped underpin the continued prosperity of the Hunter.