Tickets are available at FlyPelican website www.flypelican.com.au
Direct flights between Mudgee and Sydney will resume on June 11 ending the region’s 16 month stint without an air service.
FlyPelican released its flight schedule yesterday following last week’s approval by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
Two 50 minute flights will depart from Mudgee at 8.40am and 6.25pm, Monday to Friday with an additional flight at 1.30pm on Sunday. Flights from Sydney to Mudgee will depart at 6.55am and 5.10pm, Monday to Friday and 12.20pm on Sunday.
One-way web fares will start from $99 and $198 return.
FlyPelican CEO Paul Graham said the necessary approvals to start scheduled flights had been long awaited.
“We are looking forward to reinstating this critical link,” Mr Graham said.
“Current driving times can be as much as five hours one way, Our flights will have you at your destination in just over 45 minutes with the option of returning home the same day after a full day of business or pleasure.
“The service has a proven history and we are confident that it will be well supported and prosper.”
Earlier this year, Mid-Western Regional Council voted to provide $677,400 to secure an airline’s return to Mudgee.
“We have been working very closely with the Mid-Western Regional Council and they should be commended for their pro-active approach and support in re-establishing this vital air service link,” Mr Graham said.
FlyPelican will be provide more than 22,000 seats annually, operating its fleet of 19 seat, Jetstream 32 aircraft out of Newcastle.
Along with the Mudgee route, FlyPelican will fly from Newcastle to Sydney and Newcastle to Canberra.