Brindabella Airlines

Canberra International Airport, Newcastle Airport ( Williamtown )

Brindabella Airlines Pty Ltd is one of the composite QantasLink connected Australian regional airline based in Canberra and home base on the Canberra Airport. In December 2013, it had provisionally cease operation.


Brindabella was founded in 1994 as a business charter and Mietfluggesellschaft and started in the same year with the flight operations. In addition, the Company completed an aircraft maintenance facility. In 2000, the offer was extended to a flight school and in April 2003 began the regional scheduled operations. The company is wholly owned by Lara Corry - Boyd and Jeffrey Boid. Brindabella received several awards in 2005 and 2006 by tourism associations and for innovative business ideas.

In December 2007 Bindabella received two BAe Jetstream 41, which have been used since 5 May, 2008 on the routes Newcastle Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane and Newcastle Canberra. Through an agreement with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA ) Brindabella ICAO code BRI was assigned as Brindabella had no official ICAO code.

In December 2013, the company introduced until further an operation and went into receivership after the Australian aviation authority CASA had shut down the fleet of the company because of overdue maintenance. Already a month previously had four aircraft will be pulled for the same reason provisionally from the market, then Qantas exposing their cooperation agreement with Brindabella.


Brindabella flies to Albury, Canberra, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Brisbane.


As of July 2013, the fleet of the Brindabella Airlines consists of ten aircraft.

  • BAe Jetstream 32 3
  • BAe Jetstream 41 2
  • 5 Fairchild Swearingen Metro

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