Canberra Airport has welcomed regional airline FlyPelican’s second service to Canberra with the airline’s first flight from Dubbo landing at the airport on 1 February.
Operated by a 19-seat twin-engine Jetstream 32 aircraft, flight FP635 touched down at 5pm after the direct one hour flight from Dubbo City Regional Airport.
Canberra Airport’s Managing Director, Stephen Byron, said the new route now links Newcastle and Dubbo with the airport.
“We congratulate FlyPelican on their foresight to introduce this new service to Canberra,” Mr Byron said. “The airline has already seen strong support on its services from Newcastle which started on 1 June last year and we hope the new service from Dubbo will also be well patronised.”
The new service has the capacity to introduce international passengers to Dubbo, Orange and the greater central west arriving at Canberra from Singapore and Wellington on Singapore Airlines flights and soon from Doha when Qatar Airways begins flights to the airport later this year.
“This is not just a wonderful boost for Canberra, but for the whole south eastern region,” Mr Byron said.
“This service opens the whole district west of Canberra to tourism and business”.
Additionally, FlyPelican’s Dubbo service now offers passengers from the region an alternative to travelling to Sydney Airport for onward international travel.
FlyPelican’s Dubbo to Canberra schedule includes two daily return flights on Mondays and Fridays with a single return service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
One-way fares between Canberra and Dubbo start from just $139 inclusive of all taxes.