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About

Airnorth is an Australian regional airline that offers both scheduled and charter passenger flights. The airline flies to several destinations across four of Australia's states, as well as to an international destination, Timor Leste. Overall, the airline flies to more than 20 destinations.

The airline was founded in 1978, making it the second-longest-running airline in the country, after the national carrier of Australia, Qantas. Airnorth was only a charter airline in its first years of flying and only started flying scheduled services in the early 1980s. In 1999, it launched its first international flight to East Timor. However, the airline no longer flies this route.

The airline carries in excess of 300,000 passengers annually. In addition to scheduled departures, Airnorth operates contract and ad-hoc charter services for a wide variety of companies undertaking mining, defence and government activity.

The airline is based at Darwin International Airport (DRW), which is the majority of its flights depart from.

 


Destinations

The airline operates over 300 scheduled RPT and charter departures weekly, servicing over 20 destinations across five of Australia's states. This includes to destinations such as Darwin, Maningrida, Milingimbi, Elcho Island, Gove, Groote Eylandt and McArthur River, Kununurra, Broome, Port Hedland, Perth Townsville, Cairns, Mount Isa and Dili. In addition to this, the airline flies to Deli in Timor Leste.

Destinations

REGION/COUNTRY CITY
Northern Territory Alice Springs
Bootu Creek
Darwin
Elcho Island
Gove
Groote Eylandt
Katherine
Maningrida
McArthur River Mine
Milingimbi
Port Keats
Tennant Creek
The Granites
Queensland Cairns
Gold Coast
Toowoomba
Townsville
Timor Leste Dili
Victoria Melbourne (Tullamarine)
Western Australia Broome
Kununurra
Perth
Truscott

 



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Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers baggage allowance is dependent on the plane flying in. Passengers flying with Airnorth on an aircraft with 19 or less seats will be required to check-in all baggage excluding a small, soft handbag.

Passengers travelling on the E170 Jet are permitted 9kg of hand luggage, with the maximum dimensions of 56 x 36 x 23cm.

Passengers travelling on the E120 Brasilia are permitted 4kg of hand luggage, with the maximum dimensions of 48 x 34 x 21cm.

Passengers travelling on the Metroliner 23 are permitted small, soft handbags only.

 

Checked Baggage

Passengers travelling on the E170 Jet are permitted 20kg of checked luggage unless connecting to a smaller aircraft.

Passengers travelling on the E120 Brasilia are permitted 13kg of checked luggage.

Passengers travelling on the Metroliner 23 are permitted 13kg of checked luggage.

 


Economy Class

Economy class is the only cabin class that Airnorth offers. (there is no Premium Economy, Business or First Class).

Economy Class Facilities

Passengers receive a complimentary magazine onboard their flight for entertainment. This is ‘Together We Fly’ which is created by the airline for its passengers specifically. Passengers flying on the E170 and E120 aircraft will also enjoy complimentary refreshments. Alcoholic drinks are available for purchase, but will not be provided free of charge.

 


Travel Class Fares

The airline offers three fare classes on most of our flights, although this varies by route and availability:

Air Sale: Air Sale is the most affordable fare. If you know exactly when you want to fly, and it’s unlikely you'll need to change or cancel your flight, this fare will offer you the best value.

Air Saver: Greater flexibility with only a small difference in cost! Lower change fees will help if your plans change.

Air Flex: Optimum fares offer the greatest degree of flexibility, offering the lowest cancellation and change fees, as well as complimentary seat selection.

 


Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Airnorth doesn't currently offer passengers online check-in.

Airport Check-In

Airnorth passengers must check-in for their flights at the airport. The check-in desk will open two hours before departure for all domestic and international flights.

For passengers flying domestically, passengers must check-in at least 60 minutes prior to departure.

For passengers flying internationally, passengers must check-in at least 90 minutes prior to departure.

 


Frequent Flyer Program

The airline is a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Passengers are able to earn and redeem Qantas Points (conditions apply) on Airnorth flights.

 


Hub Airport

Darwin International Airport

Darwin International Airport (DRW) is the busiest airport serving the Northern Territory and the 10th most busy airport in Australia. It is the only airport serving Darwin.

The airport is located in the capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin, northern suburbs, 8km (5.0mi) from the city centre in the suburb of Mararra. It shares runways with the Royal Australian Air Force's RRAF base.

Darwin Airport has an international terminal servicing one international location, a domestic terminal and a cargo terminal. Both of the passenger terminals have a number of shops and cafeterias, although none are very inspiring and all are wallet-crippling. In 2011 the airport served 26,036 flights and 1,743,734 passengers.

Many other airlines also fly to/from Darwin International, including Virgin Australia, SilkAir, Jetstar Airways and Donghai Airlines.

 


Fleet

The airline's fleet includes Embraer ERJ-170 and Embraer EMB-120 aircraft. The airline has a fleet of 10 aircraft in total.

 


Charter Flights

Airnorth’s contract charter services extend through the Top End of Australia and to Southeast Asia and form 40% of the airline's revenue. The airline has been operating charters for 30 years, with the highest quality equipment, in the hands of the best aircrew. Airnorth’s contract and RPT air services complement one another, with significant cost and operational benefits to all customers. The ability to combine the two provides increased aircraft utilisation, interchange and backup that most operators cannot achieve. Many of Airnorth’s services to Top End communities overlap with contract destinations.

The Embraer 170, 120 and Metroliner 23 are available for contract and ad-hoc charter. Destinations include Dili (Timor-Leste), Manila (Philippines), Truscott, Port Hedland, Port Keats (Wadeye) and McArthur River. The airline's infrastructure includes a purpose-built 3,500m² hangar at Darwin, all maintenance services, with all communications, IT systems and ground service equipment.

 


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News

17th April 2019

New Route Between Darwin and the Gold Coast

Airnorth launched flights between Darwin (DRW) and Gold Coast (OOL) on 3 April, a route which will operate via Townsville (TSV). The service will provide quick and easy connectivity between the northern Australian ports of Darwin, Townsville and the Gold Coast. The route will be operated by the carrier twice-weekly.

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