Direct Flights between Newcastle and Narrabri Announced

MEDIA RELEASE 09th August 2023
Local airline FlyPelican today announced a brand-new direct service between Narrabri and Newcastle, commencing 25 August 2023. This new route reflects the airlines commitment to connecting regional communities and offers passengers a fast and convenient way to travel between the two destinations.  

The Narrabri to Newcastle service will initially operate 2 times a week, providing essential connectivity for both business and leisure travellers.

FlyPelican’s CEO Henry Murcott says there is strong demand for a service to connect essential workers.

“We’re thrilled to introduce this new service, a direct reflection of the increasing demand and our dedication to serve regional communities. It will provide convenient travel for FIFO workers, the agricultural sector, and Hunter New England Health professionals.

“The introduction of this route allows greater opportunity for people in the west to fly to Newcastle Airport and connect seamlessly onward to other destinations.”

Newcastle Airport’s Executive General Manager of Aviation Business Development and Freight Andrew Warrender welcomed the new addition to FlyPelican’s route map.

“Connecting Narrabri to Newcastle is a great example of how FlyPelican continues to keep regional communities connected.

“Residents of Narrabri can now enjoy swift access to Newcastle's vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, and thriving business scene. Similarly, Novocastrians can explore the unique offerings of Narrabri, including its rich agricultural heritage and scenic beauty.”

The new service will commence on Friday 25 August with the inaugural fight scheduled to leave Newcastle at 1:15pm, arriving in Narrabri 1-hour later. The return service will leave Narrabri the following Monday at 8:15am arriving in Newcastle at 9:15am.

FlyPelican will offer Narrabri passengers a seamless onward connection to Canberra and Sydney and will automatically check through luggage to the next aircraft.

Airfares are on sale today and start from $149 one way.

Key Features of the New Route:
Frequency: 2 flights a week on Mondays and Fridays
Commencement: Service begins from Friday 25 August 2023
Aircraft: Utilising FlyPelican’s reliable fleet of Jetstream 32 aircraft
Duration: The direct flight will take approximately 1-hour making journeys between the two destinations faster and more convenient than ever.

·       Mondays (AM) – depart Narrabri (NAA) at 0815 and arrive in Newcastle (NTL) at 0915

·       Fridays (PM) – depart Newcastle (NTL) at 1310 and arrive in Narrabri (NAA) at 1410

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