Announcement Of Direct Flights Between Armidale And Brisbane

Posted May 10, 2016

Regional airline, Fly Corporate today announced the introduction of a direct air service between Armidale and Brisbane.

Flights will commence Monday 1 August 2016 with weekday services leaving Armidale at 6.15am and returning from Brisbane at 5.10pm. With a flight time of around 60 minutes this will allow day return passengers from Armidale a full business day in Brisbane, before returning on the late afternoon service.

Armidale Dumaresq Mayor Cr Herman Beyersdorf stated today that the commencement of flights linking Armidale to Brisbane will underpin the role of Armidale Regional Airport as an airline hub offering services to domestic and overseas departure points.

“The inclusion of a regular air service to Brisbane opens up the New England region to many possibilities not only for increased tourism and travel but for business as well,” said Cr Beyersdorf.  “Access to major centres like Brisbane and Sydney increases our exposure and image as a destination and as a progressive regional city with easy travel options.”

CEO of Fly Corporate, Andrew Major, said the airline is very pleased to be able to re-introduce direct Brisbane services to the Armidale community that he firmly believes will boost key business markets for both Centres. Flights will depart Armidale Monday to Friday and depart Brisbane Sunday to Friday.

“Armidale Dumaresq Council have been very supportive in the lead up to the establishment of the new direct link with Brisbane and we are also aware and appreciative of the many indications of support from the Armidale community. The reintroduction of this service forms an integral part of Fly Corporate’s ongoing commitment to enhancing accessibility to and from Australia’s regional communities. Brisbane offers a readily accessible gateway for Armidale and the surrounding district to connect with 28 international destinations” Andrew Major said.

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow Wednesday 11 May at with $149 one-way all-inclusive promo fares available. The airline and Council are planning a joint launch to welcome the new service, details TBA.

Fly Corporate Schedule

Armidale to Brisbane Timetable
Flight Depart Arrive Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Stops Effective
FC882 0615 0725 0 01 Aug 16 to 30 Sep 16
FC884 1905 2015 0 01 Aug 16 to 30 Sep 16
Brisbane to Armidale Timetable
Flight Depart Arrive Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Stops Effective
FC881 1710 1815 0 01 Aug 16 to 30 Sep 16

Flights operated by Saab 340B Plus or Metro 23 aircraft. Timetables are subject to change, the information provided should be used as a guide only.

About Fly Corporate

The Fly Corporate brand was launched in 2016. Aiming to be an airline of choice for regional communities, Fly Corporate operates from Brisbane to regional New South Wales. Safety, reliability and the desire to treat each customer with personalised, caring service are our highest priorities. Fly Corporate’s fleet is comprised of several highly reliable and fuel efficient 34 passenger seat Saab 340B Plus and 19 passenger seat Metro 23 turbo-prop aircraft.

Fly Corporate is owned by Corporate Air (established 1972) which is one of the largest and longest established air charter and aviation service providers based in eastern and southern Australia. Corporate Air offers you the confidence and surety that comes with over 40 years’ experience and an impeccable reputation within the aviation industry. Corporate Air is widely recognised for the delivery of safe, sustainable and high quality services underpinned by industry leading operational standards. The Company possesses highly developed management systems together with well trained personnel fully supporting the principles of resilience and quality service delivery. The Company in line with Civil Aviation Safety Authority Regulations holds an ‘Airline’ Air Operator’s Certificate (Domestic and International).

Corporate Air is a private company that is independently audited and is proud to be an Australian owned and operated local business providing important services to regional communities.

For more information, contact:

Andrew Major | Andrew Webb

Chief Executive Officer | Chief Operating Officer

Phone 1300 851 269