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 Operates both air charter services and scheduled services within New South Wales, including a daily scheduled return between Dubbo and Sydney on behalf of parent company Regional Express Airlines.
Airlines of Tasmania FO ATM Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander with Mount Rugby behind - Melaleuca.jpg AIRTAS Launceston Airport, Cambridge Aerodrome a regional airline based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It operates a single scheduled service serving Launceston in Tasmania and Cape Barren Island
Airnorth TL ANO Airnorth Embraer ERJ-170-100LR 170LR PER Lim.jpg TOPEND Darwin International Airport, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport
Alliance Airlines QQ UTY Alliance Airlines Fokker 100 Bundaberg Vabre-3.jpg UNITY Brisbane Airport Owns and operates a fleet of Fokker aircraft including Fokker 50 turboprops and Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 jet aircraft. Operates Virgin Australia branded flights, as well as closed charter and FIFO for mining operations around Australia.
Cobham Aviation Services Australia NC JTE VH-NXH Boeing B.717 Qantas Link (7353978308).jpg JETEX Adelaide Airport Operates under the JetEx name with three BAe 146 freighters and also operates under the QantasLink brand with Boeing 717's
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 Owned by Qantas Freight, a subsidiary of Qantas
Fly Corporate FC -
VH-VEK Fairchild SA-227DC Metro 23 Vee H Aviation (10877948346).jpg
- Brisbane Airport Airline operated by Corporate Air
FlyPelican - - VH-OTDatYSBK.JPG - 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 - - Qantas Link DHC-8-400 Dash 8; VH-QOE@SYD;31.07.2012 666hp (7863457052).jpg - 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, Brisbane 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 Dash 8 at Brisbane Airport.jpg SKYTRANS Cairns Airport Skytrans is a Queensland owned and operated airline and air charter business based in Cairns
Sunstate Airlines QF SSQ Qantas Link DHC-8-400 Dash 8; VH-QOE@SYD;31.07.2012 666hp (7863457052).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 Operates one Boeing 757 for freight operations.
Tigerair Australia TT TGG VH-VNR (15346959723).jpg TIGOZ Melbourne Airport Fully owned subsidiary of Virgin Australia Holdings
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


  1. ^ "Search for certified air operators". Civil Aviation Safety Authority. 5 February 2008. Archived from the original on 5 February 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Seaplanes take off again". ABC News. 16 December 2011.

External links

  • International Airlines in Australia
  • Domestic Airlines in Australia

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