Posted on: 17 August 2015 by Mark Howells
Regional Express (Rex) Group has announced that its subsidiary carrier Air Link is to begin Regular Public Transport (RPT) air services between Cobar and Dubbo from Monday 31 August 2015.
Air Link already operates RPT services with its 18 seat Beech 1900D aircraft on the Dubbo to Sydney route in conjunction with Rex, which together provide up to 6 return daily flights between Dubbo and Sydney.
All Air Link flights between Cobar and Dubbo will connect with Rex and Air Link services between Dubbo and Sydney which will provide Cobar and the surrounding region with convenient and timely connections for travel between Cobar to Sydney. There will be a fixed fare of A$250.00 with last seat availability for through travel between Cobar and Sydney.
Cobar has been without RPT air services since mid December 2013 when prior operator Brindabella Airlines was placed into receivership.
Air Link chief operating officer David Brooksby remarked, “Air Link is pleased to be able to reestablish RPT services to Cobar with the strong support of CSA Mine. I would like to thank CSA Mine for their proactive approach which has been integral in re-establishing RPT services which will bring enormous social-economic benefit to Cobar and the surrounding region.”
CSA Mine’s chief executive officer Deon Van Der Mescht added, “We are very pleased to work with Rex in re-establishing a direct flight connection for the town of Cobar. Affordable flight services are important for CSA Mine, and good news for our people, their families and the broader community.”