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 that have a current air operator's 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
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
Airlines of Tasmania FO ATM Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander with Mount Rugby behind - Melaleuca.jpg AIRTAS Launceston Airport, Cambridge Aerodrome
Airly - - - Bankstown Airport Membership-based virtual airline, will use another company's air operator's certificate
Airnorth TL ANO Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia, Air North JP6804842.jpg TOPEND 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 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
Fly Corporate FC - - Brisbane Airport
FlyPelican - - - Newcastle Airport
Fly Tiwi FT - - Darwin International Airport
Free Spirit Airlines - - - Essendon Airport
Hardy Aviation - - Coomalie Creek Merlin Magic July 2008.jpg - Darwin International Airport
Hinterland Aviation OI HND Hinterland Cessna caravan.JPG HINTERLAND Cairns Airport
Inland Pacific Air - - - Townsville Airport
JetEx - - - Adelaide Airport Operates under the QantasLink brand
JetGo Australia JG JGO VH-JTG Embraer ERJ 135LR JetGo (8241176478).jpg JETGO Brisbane Airport
Jetstar Airways JQ JST Jetstar Airbus A330 taking off (6768127991).jpg JETSTAR Melbourne Airport
King Island Airlines KG - VHKGQ.JPG - Moorabbin Airport
Maroomba Airlines KN - Maroomba Airlines Beech Super King Air PER Hutchison.jpg - Perth Airport
Network Aviation NA - Network Aviation Fokker 100 PER Smith.jpg - Perth Airport Operates under the QantasLink brand
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, Melbourne 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
Skippers Aviation JW - Skippers Aviation Fairchild SA-227DC Metro 23 Hutchison.jpg - Perth Airport
Skytraders - SND VH-VHB 'Gadget' CASA C-212-400EE Aviocar Skytraders (11598263564).jpg SNOWBIRD Hobart International Airport
Skytrans Q9 SKP SKYTRANS Cairns Airport
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 TGG VH-VNR (15346959723).jpg TIGOZ Melbourne Airport
Toll Aviation - TFX VH-TOQ.JPG TOLL EXPRESS Bankstown Airport, 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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