TICKETS have gone on sale for the first commercial flights on the Narrabri to Sydney route since the collapse of Brindabella Airlines late last year.
Northern Territory-based Vincent Aviation is offering passengers one-way fares from $149 starting on February 19 for flights to and from Narrabri.
Under the proposed schedule – and subject to regulatory approval – a 34-seat plane will depart Sydney Airport at 6.45am each week day and arrive in Narrabri at 8.05am.
The return leg will depart Narrabri at 8.25am, landing in Sydney at 9.45am. The airline plans to introduce an evening service in March.
The schedule’s release is a show of confidence from Vincent Aviation that it will pass the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s assessment process.
A CASA spokesman told The Leader the process was under way and once all documentation had been lodged the next step was a “proving flight” between Narrabri and Sydney.
Vincent Aviation’s chief executive officer Murray Collings said the company was excited at the prospect of beginning the Narrabri service.
He said the schedule was “testament to the airline’s commitment to support the Narrabri business community and leisure travellers with a reliable service”.
“The team at Vincent Aviation are determined to deliver an exceptional air service, through delivering safe, affordable and reliable flights,” he said.
“We are wholeheartedly committed to the needs of the Narrabri community and we’re here for the long haul.”
According to the carrier’s website, one-way fares range from $149 to $389. Tickets with Brindabella started at $170.