There has already been a great response to the announcement flights will start between Dubbo and Canberra, said FlyPelican.
The company’s CEO Paul Graham was busy on Friday speaking to media outlets about the news and said there had been a lot of positivity about the new flight route.
After the organisation established flights between Newcastle and Dubbo in July, Canberra was next on the list, Mr Graham said.
“It was always the plan to have that up and running as soon as we could,” he said.
Dubbo Regional Council administrator Michael Kneipp said the new FlyPelican announcement meant there were four commercial operators now flying direct to seven destinations from Dubbo City Regional Airport.
“With already strong business connections between Canberra this service supports both the business and leisure markets with only a one hour flight making Dubbo all the more accessible than travelling by road,” Mr Kneipp said.
“This is more fantastic news for Dubbo and is cementing the city’s importance as a critical regional centre for NSW.”
Mr Kneipp said the Dubbo community continued to support the growth of air services to and from Dubbo with consistent year on year increases in the number of passengers.
Flights between the cities will start on Monday, January 30. There will be seven flights between Monday and Friday.
However, if there was a demand, Mr Graham said flights could be added on Sunday.
FlyPelican currently offers flights between Dubbo and Newcastle, which Mr Graham said were generally comprised of visitors to the cities, those catching up with family members and business travellers.
With the Canberra to Dubbo flights, the CEO said he believed it would largely accommodate government officials and business people.
The Jetstream 32 aircraft will take one hour to fly between Dubbo and Canberra.
Tickets for the flights between Dubbo and Canberra are already available at the FlyPelican website.