Link Airways plans flights between Canberra and Newcastle

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Link Airways will add a new route to its network from November, with the introduction of direct flights between Canberra and Newcastle.

With the first flight taking off on 20 November 2020, the service will initially begin at four return flights per week, before growing to 11 weekly flights in 2021.

Link Airways has designed its flight schedule to cater for travellers making day trips, with morning departures and evening returns allowing for a day’s business at the destination city, without an overnight stay.

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Flights are also designed with weekenders in mind, for leisure travellers.

CANBERRA-NEWCASTLE

Flight numbersFC201/203 (CBR-NTL), FC204/208 (CBR-NTL)
Operating daysInitially, Mondays and Fridays
Distance231 miles / 371 km
Flight reservationsClick here to book
Flight time1 hour (CBR-NTL and NTL-CBR)
AircraftSaab 340B Plus
Seating capacity34 passengers
Loyalty programNone

“As a Canberra owned Company, the airline is very proud to be able to offer these new services which will greatly enhance connectivity between Canberra and Newcastle,” said Link Airways CEO Andrew Major.

“The airline had received numerous approaches from parties that travel regularly between Canberra and Newcastle seeking additional capacity and a larger range of fares on the route,” Major added.

Even on these 60-minute flights, cabin service includes hot and cold beverages, snacks, and free beer and wine in the afternoons and evenings.

Fares begin at $149 one-way, inclusive of checked baggage. Link Airways will compete with FlyPelican on the route.

Link Airways was formerly known as Fly Corporate.

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