Aeropelican Air Services

Newcastle Airport, Sydney Airport

Aeropelican Air Services Pty Ltd is an Australian feeder airline based in Newcastle, New South Wales. She flies up to seven direct services per day between Newcastle, Inverell and Sydney, as well as six times per day on the weekends. The home base is located at Newcastle Airport ( Williamtown ).


The establishment of Aeropelican took place on 23 October 1968, the operations on 1 July 1971. Society was originally owned by the resident in Newcastle Hilder family. 1980 Aeropelican was sold to the Masling Airlines, who worked with the now defunct Ansett Australia. She flew for Ansett and then was completely taken over by it.

Aeropelicans main line was originally the link between Sydney and the Belmont Airport in the south of Newcastle. The airport was owned by Aeropelican. The compound was carried out with the Havilland DHC- 6 Twin Otter.

After the collapse of Ansett Australia in September 2001 Aeropelican was put under state administration. In April 2002, she was acquired by International Air Parts. An economic agreement was signed between Aeropelican and Regional Express on 20 June 2003. The home base was moved on 1 March 2004 to Newcastle's second airport Williamtown north of the city. The two Twin Otter were replaced by an Embraer EMB 110 and 2006, three Fairchild Metro 23 were eingeflottet to expand the route network. In December 2006 Aeropelican received the route license Sydney Inverell after Big Sky Express stopped operating. The Metro 23 BAe Jetstream 32 were replaced by. From 12 February 2008, the new connection Newcastle - Tamworth was taken.


Scheduled flights (since February 2008)

  • Sydney - Newcastle
  • Sydney - Inverell
  • Newcastle - Inverell
  • Newcastle - Tamworth


As of December 2012, the fleet of Aeropelican Air Services consists of four aircraft: