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  • Australian airline Link Airways is all set to commence scheduled direct flights between Canberra and Newcastle from 20 November 2020.
  • Initially, the Company shall operate four return flights each week, with a plan to raise the service to 11 return flights each week in 2021.
  • Link Airways will offer passengers 60 minutes flight from Canberra and Newcastle.
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Link Airways, an established Australian airline, has stated that options for flights between Canberra and Newcastle would increase next month after the Company establishes a path between the two cities.

The Company disclosed that from 20 November 2020, it would operate four return flights each week, with a plan to increase the service to 11 return flights per week in 2021.

Link Airways also said that it would start scheduled direct flights between the cities using 34 passenger Saab 340B Plus aircraft of the airline.

The airline mentioned that the initial schedule would operate during the following periods-

The new service from Link Airways will offer passengers a considerably short flight time of 60 minutes from Canberra and Newcastle. The 1-hour flight time would provide travellers with an opportunity to spend a business day at their destination and return to the origin on the same day.

Enhanced connectivity between Canberra and Newcastle

Mr Andrew Major, the CEO of Link Airways stated that as a Canberra-owned company, the airline is delighted to be able to provide the new services which shall significantly increase connectivity between the cities.

Mr Major revealed that detailed research and discussions with existing clients for several years had shown a vital requirement for flights between Canberra and Newcastle that offered business-friendly day return timings. 

In addition to providing support to government, defence as well as business connections, Link Airways sees an opportunity to grow tourism between the two regions.

Newcastle provides some of the best beaches in Australia with a laid-back lifestyle, great food, a busy harbour and an eclectic arts scene along with a gateway to spectacular Port Stephens.

Besides, Newcastle offers the nearby Hunter Valley where world-famous wineries, acclaimed restaurants as well as delicious local produce await visitors.

The capital city of Canberra showcases incredible history as well as culture with much to explore, including fantastic galleries along with stunning natural sights.

The CEO also recognised the support offered by Newcastle and Canberra Airports and the individuals and businesses who have contacted Link Airways for the establishment of these services.


The new service of Canberra-to-Newcastle direct flights introduced by Link Airways offers people a chance to spend a day at leisure and come back home the same day. Moreover, this will also facilitate tourism in these two cities.


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