Australia Regional Airlines & Flights
Regional Flights in Australia
Regional flights are usually flights serving a city or a particular region. Airlines flying regional flights are regional airlines and they could be both domestic and international flights. This could be from Perth to Cairns or Sydney to Darwin for example.
Most of the regional airlines in Australia offer both scheduled and charter services. Regional airlines aren't necessarily domestic carriers, they could be flying long-haul international destinations too. Some of the regional airlines are subsidiary airlines of big international airlines like QantasLink,AirLink and Jetstar.
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Australia Regional Airlines
Airnorth is one of the many airlines that offer both charter and scheduled services in Australia. Airnorth is flying to more than 20 destinations. It's the longest established airline after Qantas, Australia's flag carrier. The airline is based at Darwin International Airport (DRW).
Alliance Airlines is a regional carrier in Australia, offering both charter and scheduled flights. There are a total of 10 hub airports in Australia, but its main hub airport is Brisbane International Airport. Fifteen destinations are served on their scheduled servies including Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and many more. The main focus for the airline is the charter services it offers to Virgin Australia.
Hinterland Aviation is an independent airline giving their passengers both charter and scheduled services. The airline was founded in 1984 and it's based at Cairns airport. Five destinations are being served by their scheduled services including Cairns, Coen, Cooktown, Palm Island and Townsville.
The regional destinations offered by Jetstar include Rarotonga, Nadi, Denpasar, etc. Many domestic destinations are also being served as well as a few long-haul destinations.
QantasLink is the subsidary airline of Qantas. The airline is flying to more than 50 destinations in Australia under the name of Qantas. The routes operated by the airline are mostly short-haul routes, whilst Qantas utilizes their international services.
Sharp Airlines is a regional airline operating scheduled services in Australia. The airline is owned by Sharp Aviation and based in South-Eastern Australia.
Sharp Airlines has three hub airports in total, including Essendon Airport, Adelaide Airport and Launceston Airport.
REX Regional Airlines
REX Regional Express, also known as REX or Regional Express Airlines, is an Australian regional airline founded in 2002. The airline is based in Mascot in New South Wales. The airline flies to South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia. The scale of the airline network isn't small, it's serving more than 60 destinations in the country.
Skytrans is a regional charter airline founded in 1990. The airline is based at Cairns Airport, offering services to more than 15 destinations in the country.
West Wing Aviation
West Wing Aviation is a regional airline founded in 2000 that operates scheduled and charter flights from it's hub airport, Cairns Airport. The airline mainly operates flights around Queensland.
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When is considered a regional flight?
Regional flights are usually flights between two destinations that are in the same region. This could be from Perth to Cairns. Regional flights could be both domestic and international as long as they are in the same region.
How many regional airlines are in Australia?
Australia is one of the largest countries in the world, so there are at least over 10 regional carriers in Australia. It includes QantasLink, Jetstar, Rex Regional Express, Skytrans and many more.
Which airlines are subsidiary airlines of Qantas?
Qantas currently has two subsidiary airlines including Jetstar and QantasLink. QantasLink is mainly operating regional/domestic services for Qantas, under the brand of Qantas. However, Jetstar is operating as a low-cost carrier in the region as well as for international destinations.