List of airlines of Australia

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The airline industry in Australia began in the early 1920s with Western Australian Airways on the west coast, and Australian Aircraft and Engineering Company on the east coast. In 1921, Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS) was formed, and continues to operate.

This is a list of airlines which have a current Air Operator Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority[1]

Grounded Airbus A320s of now defunct Ansett Australia
Express Freighters Australia Boeing 737-300 VH-XML
Heavylift Cargo Airlines' RP-C8020 is the world's only flying Short Belfast
Toll Aviation ATR 42-300 VH-TOQ, departing from Sydney Airport
Virgin Australia's Boeing 737-800 VH-YFC, named 'Bondi Beach'.
Airline IATA ICAO IMAGE Callsign Hub Airport(s) Notes
Air Link DR - Air Link Beech 1900 Dubbo Vabre.jpg - Dubbo Airport
Airnorth TL ANO Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia, Air North JP6804842.jpg TOPEND Kununurra Airport, Darwin International Airport
Alliance Airlines QQ UTY Alliance Airlines Fokker 100 Bundaberg Vabre-3.jpg UNITY Brisbane Airport
Cobham Aviation Services Australia NC JTE JETEX Adelaide International Airport
Corporate Air OJ CPT Corporate Air (VH-VEH) Cessna 441 Conquest on approach to Canberra Airport (1).jpg AIR SPUR Canberra International Airport
Eastern Australia Airlines QF EAQ Qantas Link DHC-8-400 Dash 8; VH-QOE@SYD;31.07.2012 666hp (7863457052).jpg Q LINK Sydney Airport Operates under the QantasLink brand
Express Freighters Australia - EFA Australian air Express (Express Freighters Australia) Boeing 737-376(SF) DRW Butler.jpg EXPRESS FREIGHT Sydney Airport
FlyPelican - - - Newcastle Airport
Fly Tiwi Airlines FT - - Darwin International Airport
Hardy Aviation - - Coomalie Creek Merlin Magic July 2008.jpg - Darwin International Airport
Heavylift Cargo Airlines HN HVY VH-JWL Boeing 737-406 HeavyLift Cargo Airlines (6601598565).jpg HEAVY CARGO Brisbane Airport
Hinterland Aviation OI HND Hinterland Cessna caravan.JPG HINTERLAND Cairns International Airport
Inland Pacific Air - - - Townsville Airport
JetEx - - - Adelaide International Airport Operates under the QantasLink brand
JetGo Australia JG JGO VH-JTG Embraer ERJ 135LR JetGo (8241176478).jpg JETGO Sydney Airport
Jetstar Airways JQ JST Jetstar Airbus A330 taking off (6768127991).jpg JETSTAR Melbourne Airport
King Island Airlines - - VHKGQ.JPG - Moorabbin Airport
Maroomba Airlines KN - Maroomba Airlines Beech Super King Air PER Hutchinson.jpg - Perth Airport
Network Aviation NA - Network Aviation Fokker 100 PER Smith.jpg - Perth Airport
Par Avion Airlines FO ATM VHRWV.JPG - Cambridge Aerodrome
Pel-Air QH PFY Pel-Air (VH-KDB) Saab 340A taxiing at Wagga Wagga Airport.jpg PELFLIGHT Sydney Airport
Qantas QF QFA Qantas Boeing 747-400, VH-OJH, SIN for web.jpg QANTAS Sydney Airport, Melbourne Airport
Qantas Freight XM XME VH-EFR (15946330114).jpg - Sydney Airport, Melbourne Airport
Regional Express Airlines ZL RXA Regional Express Airlines (VH-YRX) Saab 340B at Wagga Wagga Airport.jpg REX Sydney Airport
SEAIR Pacific - - Seair Cessna Caravan Bundaberg Vabre.jpg - Gold Coast Airport
Sharp Airlines SH - VH-UUN Fairchild SA-227AC Metro III Sharp Airlines (8545214445).jpg SHARP Hamilton Airport
Skyforce Aviation - - - Bankstown Airport
Skippers Aviation JW - Skippers Aviation Fairchild SA-227DC Metro 23 Hutchinson.jpg - Perth Airport
Skytraders - SND VH-VHB 'Gadget' CASA C-212-400EE Aviocar Skytraders (11598263564).jpg SNOWBIRD Hobart International Airport
Sydney Seaplanes - - Sydney Seaplanes Cessna 208 Caravan CBR Gilbert.jpg - Rose Bay seaplane base
Sunstate Airlines QF SSQ Sunstate Airlines Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante at Mildura Airport.jpg SUNSTATE Brisbane Airport Operates under the QantasLink brand
Tasman Cargo Airlines[2] HJ TMN Boeing 727-2J4-Adv(F), DHL (Asian Express Airlines) AN0344743.jpg TASMAN Sydney Airport
Tigerair Australia TT TGW VH-VNK Airbus A320-232 Tiger Airways (6877617382).jpg GOCAT Melbourne Airport
Toll Aviation - TFX VH-TOQ.JPG TOLL EXPRESS Brisbane Airport
Virgin Australia VA VOZ Virgin Australia a330-200 short final (8117773852).jpg VELOCITY Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, Sydney Airport
Virgin Australia International Airlines VA VOZ VH-VOZ Boeing 777-3ZG(ER) Virgin Australia (8153487087).jpg VELOCITY Sydney Airport
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines VA VOZ VH-FVP 'Wategos Beach' ATR 72-600 Virgin Australia (Skywest Airlines) (12073441233).jpg VELOCITY Perth Airport
West Wing Aviation WW - VH-JQK Cessna 310R West Wing Aviation (7469752394).jpg - Mount Isa Airport

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for certified air operators". Civil Aviation Safety Authority. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Seaplanes take off again". ABC News. 16 December 2011. 

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