Air Link

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Air Link
Air Link logo.svg
IATA
DR
ICAO
-
Callsign
-
Founded 1971
Hubs Dubbo
Secondary hubs Sydney
Fleet size 8
Parent company Regional Express Holdings
Headquarters Dubbo
Key people David Miller (CEO)
Website www.airlinkairlines.com.au

Air Link Pty Ltd[1] was an airline[2] based in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. It operated both air charter services and scheduled services within New South Wales, but discontinued scheduled services in December 2008. Its main base is Dubbo Airport.[3]

History[edit]

The airline was formed and started operations in 1971 as an aircraft charter operation based in Dubbo. In 1989 the Company was acquired by David and Barbara Miller. Regular regional airline services across western New South Wales were commenced in 1991, when Hazelton Airlines divested itself of its piston-engined aircraft and the routes served by those aircraft. On 30 November 2005 Regional Express Holdings acquired all the shares in Air Link, with David Miller appointed as Chief Executive, and it was run as an independent airline within the Regional Express group.[3] On 10 November 2008 Regional Express Holdings announced that Air Link would cease all scheduled operations on 20 December and concentrate on its air charter and aircraft maintenance business.[4]

Air Link's IATA code DR has now been assumed by the French charter operator Air Méditerranée

Destinations[edit]

An Air Link Piper Chieftain
A Beech 1900D of Air Link; this aircraft has since been sold

Prior to the cessation of scheduled services in December 2008, Air Link operated (using Rex flight numbers) to the following destinations:

Fleet[edit]

As of May 2013 the Air Link fleet consists of the following aircraft:[5]

The majority of these aircraft were formerly operated by Hazelton Airlines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ABNLookup - Current details for Air Link Pty Ltd
  2. ^ Air Link AOC. Retrieved: 10 November 2008
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 59. 
  4. ^ "Change to Air Link Operations" - Regional Express Media Release. Retrieved: 10 November 2008
  5. ^ Australian civil aircraft register search, using "Air Link" as the search parameter. Search conducted 26 May 2013.

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