FlyPelican’s Newcastle to Coffs Harbour
On 17 October, Australian regional airline FlyPelican commenced services from Newcastle to Coffs Harbour. Our man on the ground in Newcastle, the airport’s Executive Manager Commercial and Aviation Business Development Matthew Findlay says that Coffs Harbour is famous for its big banana – hence why one is adorning the cake. Cutting the baked beauty were: FlyPelican CEO, Paul Graham; Newcastle Lord Mayor, Nuatali Nelmes; The Hon Scott Farlow MLC; and Newcastle Airport CEO, Dr Peter Cock.
- FlyPelican, the Australian regional airline, started its fifth route from its biggest base in Newcastle (NTL) on 17 October. Adding to its existing services to Canberra, Sydney, Ballina and Dubbo, it now also flies to Coffs Harbour (CFS) on a five times weekly basis. Operated by its Jetstream fleet, the 300-kilometre sector, will face no direct competition. “The commencement of today’s service shows the desire of this region to be connected not just to the world and other states, but to other cities in NSW. There’s now no need to jump in the car to get to Coffs Harbour. It’s possible to start your trip at Newcastle Airport and arrive in Coffs Harbour within the hour,” said Newcastle Airport CEO, Dr Peter Cock.