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FlyPelican Adds Sunshine Coast To Its Network Just In Time For Summer

The Hunter Region, Central Coast and Northern NSW will have direct access to one of Australia’s most iconic coastal destinations from 4 January, when local airline FlyPelican, commences flights to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The Hunter Region, Central Coast and Northern NSW will have direct access to one of Australia’s most iconic coastal destinations from 4 January, when local airline FlyPelican, commences flights to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Say hello to the City, Sunny or Central Coasts with new direct flights from Newcastle Airport to Sunshine Coast Airport and v.v with FlyPelican.

The new service will operate three return services a week for 12 weeks over the Summer months, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

FlyPelican will operate the return NTL – MCY service on a 19-seat Jetstream 32 turboprop aircraft, providing the region with a third Queensland destination.

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Speaking today, CEO of FlyPelican Airlines Marty Hawley said he was very excited about offering the new travel opportunity.

“It is really exciting to launch this new service, linking Newcastle directly to the Sunshine Coast for the first time ever,” he said.

“We look forward to welcoming Sunshine Coast residents on board our aircraft featuring our newly refurbished cabins with snacks and refreshments provided, which is all part of the Fly Pelican experience.”

Marty Hawley, CEO of FlyPelican Airlines

“We encourage locals at both ends to explore a beautiful part of Australia, support the service and help make it a long-term proposition.”

“Whilst this route is commencing as a 12-week service, we hope it will develop into a year-round offering relatively quickly.”

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Newcastle Airport CEO Dr Peter Cock said today the new route was just reward for the region that had been outperforming most other airports across the country since the easing of travel restrictions.

“We’ve seen a strong demand for both inbound and outbound leisure travel over the past few weeks. Forecasts suggest our region is outperforming most others in terms of air travel and we hope to see this demand continue to climb in the lead up to Christmas,”

Marty Hawley, CEO of FlyPelican Airlines

“We know many people from our region enjoy holidaying on the Sunshine Coast. Iconic destinations like Noosa, Coolum and Maroochydore are regularly on our ‘to do’ list.

“Equally, this new service offers a chance for our region to showcase its wares to Queenslanders. Greater access to the vibrant city of Newcastle, beautiful coastline of Port Stephens and the amazing food and wine of the Hunter Valley is a great result for the local visitor economy.”

The deets

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The flights will start on Monday 4 January 2021 and will depart from NTL at 10:20am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Fares start at $199 one way.

Flight time is 1 hour 45 minutes, with tickets on sale from today via flypelican.com.au or your local travel agent.