With flights from Illawarra Regional Airport due to recommence next month, Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba is looking forward to Fly Corporate’s launch tomorrow evening.
Shellharbour’s new air service provider will hold a celebration to mark the occasion at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) on Thursday 25 October from 5.30pm to 7pm.
The Mayor said Council looked forward to working closely with Fly Corporate to ensure the successful reintroduction of services to Melbourne and Brisbane from Illawarra Regional Airport.
“This an exciting time for our community and for the wider region. It will be wonderful to have flights to and from Melbourne and Brisbane in our city once again,” Cr Saliba said.
“Corporate Air, which operates the Fly Corporate services, has been in business since 1972 and has demonstrated they have the experience and financial capacity to provide regular passenger services,” she said.
Andrew Major, CEO of Fly Corporate said the flights would provide a viable and practical regional service for the population centres surrounding the Illawarra.
Mr Major thanked Cr Saliba and Shellharbour City Council together with the many businesses and individuals who encouraged Fly Corporate to re-establish Wollongong’s air service connection to Brisbane and Melbourne.
Chris Cowan, CEO of Melbourne’s Essendon Airport, said Fly Corporate was the right airline to provide a reliable and regular service to connect Illawarra to Melbourne.
Fly Corporate is owned by Corporate Air (established 1972) which is one of the largest and longest established air charter and aviation service providers based in eastern and southern Australia.
Fly Corporate’s regional network includes Armidale, Biloela (Thangool), Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Inverell, Melbourne, Moree, Narrabri, Orange, Sydney, Tamworth and Wollongong.
Shellharbour Council media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.