List of airlines of Australia

The airline industry in Australia began in the early 1920s with Western Australian Airways on the west coast, and Australian Aircraft and Engineering Company on the east coast. In 1921, Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS) was formed, and continues to operate.[1]

This is a list of airlines that have a current air operator's certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.[2]

Scheduled airlinesEdit

Airline IATA ICAO Callsign Image Hub airport(s) Notes
Air Link LZ - -   Dubbo City Regional Airport Ceased passenger services January 2018.[3] Recommenced passenger services in November 2019.[4]
Airnorth TL ANO TOPEND   Darwin International Airport Operates scheduled services to regional airports in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Also has an international service to Timor Leste.[5]
Alliance Airlines QQ UTY UNITY   Brisbane Airport Owns and operates a fleet of Fokker aircraft including Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 jet aircraft.[6] Operates Virgin Australia branded flights, as well as closed charter and FIFO for mining operations around Australia.[7] They have also wet-leased several Embraer 190s to Qantas since June 2021.[8]
Aviair GD - -   East Kimberley Regional Airport Previously known as Slingair Heliworks.[9]
Bonza AB BNZ BONZA Sunshine Coast Airport
Chartair - - - Darwin International Airport
East Air - - - Cairns Airport, Weipa Airport Operates under East Air and Weipa Air.[10]
Eastern Air Services - - - Port Macquarie Airport Based in Port Macquarie with RPT between Lord Howe Island and Port Macquarie, Newcastle and Gold Coast.[11]
Eastern Australia Airlines QF QLK Q-LINK   Sydney Airport Operates Bombardier Q200 and Q300 aircraft under the QantasLink brand.
FlyPelican FP FRE PELICAN   Newcastle Airport Regional airline operating in NSW, ACT and Queensland with a fleet of 5 Jetstream 32 aircraft.[12]
Fly Tiwi FT - - Darwin International Airport Owned by Hardy Aviation.[13]
Hinterland Aviation OI HND HINTERLAND   Cairns Airport, Townsville Airport Operates 2 Beechcraft King Air B200, 8 Cessna 208 Caravan, 2 Cessna 404, 2 Cessna 402 and 1 Cessna 310 aircraft.[14]
Jetstar Airways JQ JST JETSTAR   Melbourne Airport Low-cost subsidiary of Qantas.
King Island Airlines KG - -   Moorabbin Airport Operates scheduled services between Moorabbin Airport and King Island Airport.[15]
Link Airways FC - -   Brisbane Airport Airline operated by Corporate Air. Formally known as Fly Corporate.[16]
Maroomba Airlines KN - -   Perth Airport
Par Avion FO ATM AIRTAS   Launceston Airport, Cambridge Aerodrome A regional airline based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It operates scheduled services for 5 locations in Tasmania.[17]
Qantas QF QFA QANTAS   Sydney Airport, Melbourne Airport, Brisbane Airport
QantasLink QF QLK

QJE

NWK

Q-LINK

Q-JET

NET-LINK

  Sydney Airport, Melbourne Airport, Brisbane Airport Owned by Qantas.
Rex Airlines ZL RXA REX   Sydney Airport, Melbourne Airport Formally known as Regional Express Airlines.
Sharp Airlines SH SHA SHARP   Hamilton Airport
Skippers Aviation HK - -   Perth Airport
Skytrans QN SKP SKYTRANS   Cairns Airport, Brisbane Airport, Horn Island Airport Skytrans is a Queensland owned and operated airline and air charter business based in Cairns.[18]
Sunstate Airlines QF QLK Q-LINK   Brisbane Airport Operates Bombardier Q400 aircraft under the QantasLink brand.
Virgin Australia VA VOZ VELOCITY   Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, Sydney Airport
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines VA VOZ VELOCITY   Perth Airport
West Wing Aviation - - -   Cairns Airport Sister company to Skytrans. All flights operate by SkyTrans

Charter airlinesEdit

Airline IATA ICAO Callsign Image Hub airport(s) Notes
Air Gold Coast - AGC AGC Gold Coast Airport
Hardy Aviation - - -   Darwin International Airport
HeavyLift Cargo Airlines HT - HEVILIFT   Brisbane Airport
Maroomba Airlines KN - -   Perth Airport Operates Dash 8 and Beechcraft 1900 aircraft.[19]
National Jet Express NC JTE JETEX   Adelaide Airport Operates Bombardier Q400, Embraer E190 and BAe 146 as Cobham Aviation Services Australia.
Network Aviation QF NWK NETLINK   Perth Airport Operates Fokker 100 and Airbus A320 aircraft under the QantasLink brand.[20]
Pel-Air PA PFY PELFLIGHT   Sydney Airport Pel-Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Regional Express Holdings.[21]
Shoal Air - - - East Kimberley Regional Airport
Southern Airlines - - - Moorabbin Airport Charter and tour airline operating Beechcraft 1900, Beechcraft Super King Air, Turbo Commander 690, Piper PA-31 Chieftain and Beechcraft Baron.[22]
Skytraders - SND SNOWBIRD   Melbourne Airport
Sydney Seaplanes - - -   Rose Bay Water Airport Is a domestic and charter carrier in and around the Sydney Region and is the largest seaplane operator in Australia.

Cargo airlinesEdit

Airline IATA ICAO Callsign Image Hub airport(s) Notes
Express Freighters Australia QE EFA EXPRESS FREIGHT   Sydney Airport Owned by Qantas Freight, a subsidiary of Qantas.
National Jet Express NC JTE JETEX   Adelaide Airport Operates BAe 146 / Avro RJ Freighters on behalf of Qantas Freight.[23]
Pel-Air PA PFY PELFLIGHT   Brisbane Airport Operates Saab 340 Freighters on behalf of Qantas Freight.
Pionair Australia PH SFZ PIONAIR   Sydney Airport Operates BAe 146 Freighters on behalf of Qantas Freight, typically under the Qantas callsign.[24]
Qantas Freight QF QFA QANTAS   Sydney Airport,
Melbourne Airport
Tasman Cargo Airlines HJ TMN TASMAN Sydney Airport Operates one Boeing 767-300F for freight operations.[25]
Toll Aviation - TFX TOLL EXPRESS   Bankstown Airport,
Brisbane Airport

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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