Air Link is pleased to announce the commencement of regular air services for NSW rural communities, in conjunction with the Far North West Joint Organisation (FNWJO) and the NSW Coalition Government. Air Link will be operating scheduled services between Dubbo and the rural communities of Bourke, Walgett and Lightning Ridge. The air services are scheduled to commence in the first week of November with three return flights a week to Bourke and Walgett and two services a week to Lightning Ridge via Walgett. The Air Link Schedules have been coordinated to ensure onward connections are possible, enabling travels to now easily connect with Sydney flights.
Air Link was acquired and relaunched by Aviation Logistics Holdings in September last year. Aviation Logistics is the parent entity of Airmed Australia, servicing Non-Emergency Patient Air Transport for NSW and is closely associated with Chartair who provides daily services throughout the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Air Link is a regional-based aviation company with its head office located at Dubbo Airport. It was founded in 1974 and has offered air service over the past 45 years. The new owners have re-focused the Air Link business to provide exceptional customer service with its charter business, this will now extend to the airline service and provide a much-needed boost to the north west communities of NSW. Aviation Logistics Holdings is also committed to providing increased local employment opportunities, associated with the Aviation industry.
The new air services will provide a great transport alternative for government, businesses and all residences within the local community. To support locals, Air Link is providing “Community Fares”. Full-time residents, within the local government areas of Bourke and Walgett, will have access to the “Community Fares”. This will provide all local residences with affordable access to the Air Link scheduled services. Passengers will experience the exceptional service and convenience of air travel with community fares starting from $135.09 per person one way.
Air Link’s General Manager, Ron O’Brien, is looking forward to making the new air services a success. “For the past 40 years, ever since I started working with Max Hazelton at Cudal, I’ve been passionate about the benefits of aviation to regional and rural communities, with both scheduled and air charter services. Aviation shrinks the world a little and is a vastly safer option when travelling long distances. I’m excited Air Link has been entrusted by the FNWJO to be a service provider to these communities. I look forward to meeting our new passengers and perhaps even seeing some familiar faces onboard.”
In our network we own and operate 57 aircraft throughout NSW, NT and QLD. With bases in Dubbo, Bankstown, Alice Springs, Katherine, Darwin and Cairns. The Group employs over 185 people. The group has many years of experience in aviation; Air Link since 1974, AirMed since 1995 and Chartair since 1974.