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Founded in 1990, Skippers Aviation is an Australian airline offering charter services from Perth. The airline also has strong links to the mining industry in Western Australia and operates over 100 flights a week for multiple mining companies throughout the country.

Initially, Skippers offered a small number of scheduled services in Western Australia from its hub airport at Perth Airport. However, over time Skippers Aviation stopped flying scheduled services to solely focus on charter services and flights for the mining industry. Network Aviation was previously owned by Skippers Aviation operating small aircraft like Cessnas and Beechcraft until they reached an agreement with Qantas in 2011, agreeing to sell the airline to the Australian carrier.

Baggage Policy

Skippers Aviation has different baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

Carry-on Baggage is limited to 4 kg in weight. If the combined weight is more than 4kg they must be checked in and carried in the aircraft hold.

Checked Baggage

The total dimensions L x H x W of any item of baggage, must not exceed 158cm and the maximum weight acceptable of any single item is 32kg.

Cabin Classes

Skippers Aviation offers its passengers 4 types of fares onboard their flights.

  • SKIPP E Flex - the most flexible fare
  • SKIPP E Semi Flex - a semi-flexible fare
  • SKIPP E Saver - the saver fare
  • SKIPP E Deal - the deal fare

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

With a Skippers Aviation booking, you'll be provided with in-flight entertainment that includes movies, music, TV shows and an inflight magazine for you to stay entertained throughout your flight.


If you have a booking with Skippers Aviation, the airline hasn't currently shared any information regarding its Wifi Connectivity.

Food & Drink

The airline hasn't currently shared any information regarding their inflight meals.


Online Check-in

You can check-in directly for Skippers Aviation flight from the comfort of your home/office. Skippers Aviation Online Check-in available from 48 hours to 30 minutes prior to your flight Departure time. You can print your Boarding pass (Confirmation Slip) at the end of the Skippers Aviation Web Check-in. Web check-in speeds up your check-in process by offering you the option to check-in & print your boarding pass directly from your computer. In addition to this, the e-Boarding pass will also be sent to your email address by the respective airline.

If you've made a Skippers Aviation booking, web check-in allows you to check in your luggage in advance, select your seat, meal options (if available), before you depart for the flight. Steps for online check-in.

Airport Check-in

Skippers has its own departure/arrival terminal located at the Perth Domestic Airport. Passengers are required to be checked in at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure time. Passengers who have not checked in 30 minutes prior to flight close will not be permitted onboard and will forfeit their fare.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Skippers Aviation isn't currently part of a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Skippers Aviation doesn't currently have an airline alliance.

Special Services

Skippers Aviation offers services for unaccompanied children to travel, incapacitated persons, pregnant women, infants and persons with illness or other people requiring special assistance, pets and animals, all need to make arrangements with the Airline. Special assistance passengers may not be permitted to be seated near an emergency exit.

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Hub Airport

Perth Airport

Perth Airport is the main airport in Perth and is the hub airport for Skipper Aviation. Perth airport deals with domestic and international services, with two runways and four terminals. Terminal 1 deals with international flights, while Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 deal with domestic services. Most Skippers Aviation flights depart or arrive at Terminal 3.

Terminal 4 is operated by the Qantas Group and only serves Qantas Airways and its subsidiary, Jetstar.

Airlines that travel to and from this airport include Virgin Australia Regional Airlines.


Skippers Aviation serves 9 destinations across Australia's states. If you're looking to fly within Australia, our guide to domestic flights within Australia offers lots of helpful information. As of August 2020, the airline flies to the following destinations:

  • Broome
  • Laverton
  • Halls Creek
  • Fitzroy Crossing
  • Leonora
  • Meekatharra
  • Mount Magnet
  • Perth
  • Wiluna


Skippers Aviation fleet consists of a number of the different aircraft type. Altogether, as of August 2020, the airline has 26 aircraft within its fleet. These include models from manufacturers such as Fokker, Embraer, de Havilland, Cessna and Fairchild.

  • 3 Cessna 441 Conquest II
  • 4 de Havilland Canada DHC-8-100 Dash 8
  • 6 de Havilland Canada/Bombardier DHC-8-300 Dash 8
  • 6 Embraer EMB 120ER Brasilia
  • 5 Fairchild SA227-DC Metro 23
  • 2 Fokker 100