13th May 2020
While major Australian airlines – Qantas & Virgin continue reducing scheduled services, and storing their aircraft in the outback, Air Link continues doubling down on our commitment to the regional NSW communities of Bourke, Walgett & Lightning Ridge.
“These flight schedules were printed back in November 2019.” explains Air Link’s General Manager Ron O’Brien, handing over a page showing the 6 return flights each week from Dubbo. “When Air Link resumed regular flights to these communities last year, we made a commitment to the people living and working in Bourke, Walgett and Lighting Ridge; which we’ve kept throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Those schedules are still current right now, and we’re proud to say we’ve continued to fly this entire time on schedule, without cancellations or delays.”
Part of the success of Air Link Airlines, and critical to providing this exceptional service to these remote communities, is the use of small regional airliners seating up to 7 passengers. These Piper Chieftain aircraft offer the same comfortable legroom of larger airliners, with brand new leather seats and air conditioning to keep our passengers cool in summer, and warm in winter. These compact aircraft are tried and tested in Australian conditions, used by aviation trailblazers Hazelton Airlines and the original owners of Air Link Airlines here in Dubbo. Take a look inside these amazing aircraft in the gallery here, but to truly appreciate just how comfortable they are to fly in – you’ll need to book a ticket on a scheduled flight or charter the whole aircraft with your family or a group of mates!
Our booking process is another key to Air Link’s success during these testing times for the airline industry. We’re working closely with travel agencies and government departments to streamline the ticket buying process by providing flexible airfare options through our website and by phone. With three options available for every seat, from our Flexi Fare offering full flexibility and cancellation, to our Community Fare offering discounted seats for permanent residents of the remote communities served, there’s a range of prices and options to suit every traveler.
Air Link’s scheduled services depart weekdays, daily from the main Passenger Terminal at Dubbo Airport, with connecting flights to Sydney, and beyond available with major airlines. To view our full flight schedule, or to book a ticket or just find out more about our great little company, visit our scheduled services page.