Aeropelican starts Brisbane-Narrabri service
28 February 2011
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) today celebrated Aeropelican’s first flight to Brisbane Airport with the commencement of their first Brisbane-Narrabri service.
There are now five direct services operating per week and the Brisbane-Narrabri service will use a BAe Jetstream J32 turboprop aircraft, providing 190 seats per week to the new destination.
BAC General Manager for Aviation Business Development, Cam Macphee, welcomed Aeropelican’s initiative saying it would add an important route to our growing network of regional airports.
"Narrabri is a thriving regional centre for mining, gas, cotton, and agricultural research industries. Companies such as Whitehaven Coal and Eastern Star Gas with a need for frequent travel to and from Brisbane can use this new service to avoid a seven hour drive or a southern transit via Sydney Airport,” Mr Macphee said.
“The new service will also provide the 14,000 or so Narrabri catchment area residents with direct air access to Queensland as well as direct connections to Brisbane Airport’s 30 international destinations including Singapore, Los Angeles and China for tourism and business travel."
Aeropelican is now Brisbane Airport’s 33rd airline and Narrabri its 44th domestic destination.
"Aeropelican's decision to introduce services to Brisbane is further evidence of the health of aviation across the regional, domestic and international markets," Mr Macphee said.
“This commitment of Aeropelican to service Brisbane also shows confidence in the strength of our city as a business hub, and is a real boost to our recovery efforts from the recent floods. The continued growth of carriers like Aeropelican shows how important air travel is to the economy of our regional areas,” Mr Macphee said.
“I would like to congratulate Aeropelican on this new service and we are looking forward to growing our partnership with them in the future.”
For further information on service details and to book flights, please contact Aeropelican on www.aeropelican.com.au