Welcome to Cooma. Seen arriving at Cooma Airport is Regional Express’ inaugural service from Sydney on 23 March. The 330-kilometre link between the two airports will operate five times weekly.
- Regional Express commenced services between Sydney (SYD) and Cooma (OOM) on 23 March. The short 330-kilometre sector will be operated by the carrier five times weekly using its 34-seat Saab 340s. Commenting on the launch, John Sharp, Regional Express’ Deputy Chairman, stated: “We are excited to provide this vital link between the region and Sydney. We have worked with Cooma Airport over the past months to develop the flight schedules and to promote the service, and will continue to work in partnership with them and local stakeholders to provide a sustainable air service for the long-term benefit of the residents of the Snowy Mountains and the business and tourism sectors operating in the region.” The start of Regional Express’ services to Cooma marks the end of a three-year hiatus of scheduled services from the airport. The last commercial flights were operated in 2013 by Brindabella Airlines before it went into receivership. The route will face no direct competition.