FlyPelican begins Newcastle to Port Macquarie
Newcastle to Port Macquarie
FlyPelican began its latest route from Newcastle, NSW, on 4 February: to Port Macquarie.
Operating once-weekly using 19-seat Jetstream 32s, the 179-kilometre route has a block time of just 30 minutes.
This shows that it isn’t offered for its own reason, but rather is effectively for positioning – just on sale to generate some revenue.
It leaves Newcastle at 1330 and arrives Port Macquarie at 1400. It then departs to Canberra at 1510 and returns at 1900, with the final leg back to Newcastle at 1930.
It comes soon after FlyPelican – “Your Local NSW Airline” – launched Canberra to Port Macquarie. It’s operated twice-weekly, with its second weekly service operating a different pattern.
Dr. Peter Cook, Newcastle Airport’s CEO, said: “What we’ve seen over the last 12 months is strong, ongoing demand for air travel to and from our catchment from a number of regional destinations.
“This includes Canberra, Sunshine Coast, Lord Howe Island, and now Port Macquarie.
“This supports our region by enhancing connectivity, allowing customers from regional NSW easier access to the services available in Newcastle and the ability to use Newcastle Airport as a hub to get to where they need to go.”