It was an early alarm call for the VIPs attending FlyPelican’s first flight from Newcastle to Dubbo, as the scheduled time of departure was 06:30. The airline’s directors Marty Hawley, Paul Graham and Emil McCabe were waved off by Newcastle Airport CEO Peter Cock (second right).
Fifty-five minutes later, the FlyPelican J32 touched down in Dubbo and the airline’s directors were welcomed by Western Plains Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp (second left).
- FlyPelican, the Australian regional airline, started its fourth route from Newcastle (NTL) on 18 July, with a six times weekly service to Dubbo (DBO). The 19-seat J32-operated flights join the airline’s existing services from the airport to Sydney, Canberra and Ballina. There is no competition on the 312-kilometre sector, which interestingly operates twice-daily on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, offering passengers a day return on those days.