Direct Flights between Albury and Canberra Announced
MEDIA RELEASE 11 JULY 2023
Today, Canberra Airport announced direct flights between Canberra and Albury, in collaboration with AlburyCity’s Albury Airport and regional airline FlyPelican.
From 28 August, Fly Pelican will fly direct from Canberra Airport, with the launch price of flights starting from $179 one-way. Initially running for a period of six months, until January 2024, flights will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. This additional route provides an opportunity to boost the ACT and the Regional economy, whilst expanding domestic travel to Albury and the wider Murray River region.
Managing Director, Stephen Byron, said Canberra Airport welcomes the new collaboration with Albury Airport.
“We’re excited to connect Canberrans with the Albury region, a truly remarkable regional city sat upon the historic banks of the Murray River, with a vibrant foodie scene, endless outdoor experiences, and a thriving arts culture. Canberra is more connected than ever, with the announcement of this new route marking our 13th domestic destination and our second service with FlyPelican, who’ve been a long term partner of Canberra Airport.”
AlburyCity Mayor Kylie King said this much-anticipated service represents a significant milestone for their region, creating greater connectivity for residents and visitors alike.
“The Albury-Canberra service will undoubtedly open up countless opportunities for both business and leisure travel. Our vibrant region is home to a multitude of thriving industries, and this new service will facilitate smoother connections between Albury and the nation's capital, promoting economic growth and promoting new partnerships. The re-establishment of this crucial route is a testament to the tireless efforts of the Albury Airport team, working hand-in-hand with Canberra Airport and FlyPelican to make it a reality. Their commitment to enhancing regional connectivity and responding to the needs of our community is truly commendable.”
FlyPelican, Chief Executive Officer, Henry Murcott, was thrilled to welcome direct flights between Canberra and Albury and says travel between the two cities has never been more accessible.
“Whether for business or leisure, travellers can now experience seamless connectivity, indulge in remarkable landscapes, and immerse themselves in the vibrant culture that defines both cities.”
For more information, contact:
Emma Drummond | Canberra Airport 0455 227 711
Nick Politis | Albury Airport 02 6023 8111