Skytrans Airlines - Airline Information
Skytrans Airlines is a multi-base regional airline that flies from its hubs in Cairns, Darwin, Brisbane and Perth, with a new hub set to be launched in Toowoomba by July 2012. Flying passengers to 27 locations within Queensland in Australia, Skytrans Airlines also operates a charter service that flies guests to some of the most remote areas of the country.
The airline has scheduled flights to Aurukun, Bamaga. Burketown, Coen, Doomadgee, Edward River, Gununa, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mount Isa, and Normanton. It also flies to Bedourie, Birdsville, Boulia, Charsville, Cunnamulla, St. George, Thargomindah, Toowoomba, Quilpie, and Windorah on a scheduled basis. It currently ferries chartered passengers to Dili in East Timor, and by March 2012, it launched its Toowoomba to Sydney operations
Established in October 1990 initially as a charter airline by its parent company, Wild Group of Companies, it launched its flight operations with scheduled routes in 1993. By November 2000, it formed a merger with another small Cairns-based regional airline, AirSwift Aviation. By 2006, Australian Aviation Holdings acquired Skytrans Airlines, and together with its other subsidiaries, Queensland Regional Airlines and Inland Pacific Air, effectively merged under the Skytrans brand.
Operating a fleet of 36-seater De Havilland Dash 8 aircraft, Skytrans Airlines also offers full in-flight catering services and in-flight entertainment for guests the carrier transports to South West Pacific Australia, North Queensland, and Papua New Guinea destinations. The airline serves group bookings for government officials, sales teams, film crews, birdwatcher groups, fishing enthusiasts, freight, cargo, and even for transport of live animals. Skytrans Airlines also provides fly-in/fly-out services for large mining companies.