Intrastate air services

The current intrastate aviation framework regulates air services to 15 regional airports and monitors air services to 11 deregulated airports.

  Trial Halls Creek public subsidised air service

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A subsidised Regular Public Transport air service allowing the general public to access flights between Kununurra and Halls Creek will commence from 1 July 2016. Services on the current Broome-Derby-Fitzroy Crossing-Halls Creek route will cease operating on 30 June 2016 and will be replaced with the Kununurra to Halls Creek route.

The Kununurra to Halls Creek route will be trialled for an initial 12 months with an option for a 12 month extension, depending on passenger demand.

Further details regarding the Halls Creek public subsidised air service will be available on Aviar's website or calling Aviair on (08) 9166 9300.

External Link Aviair
External Link 25/05/2016 media statement: Take-off for Halls Creek trial air service

  About intrastate air services

The current intrastate aviation framework regulates air services to 14 regional airports and monitors air services to 11 deregulated airports.

The outcome of the 2011 air services review is outlined in the table below.

Charter services on all Regular Public Transport (RPT) air routes continue to be limited to one service per client per calendar week (Monday to Sunday).

Applications to provide charter services above this limit of one service per client per calendar week is to be made to the Department of Transport using the application form (download below). Additional charter services may be approved by the Minister if it is demonstrated that they will:

  • Not undermine the current RPT service; and
  • Provide a benefit to the community.
AV_F_aircraft_licence_form.doc icon Aircraft licence form Kb

2011 air services review

Route Airline(s)
Perth - Albany
  • Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (formerly known as Skywest Airlines)
    Skywest offers special fares for residents and additional services via Busselton to Albany and via Ravensthorpe to Esperance.
Perth - Esperance
  • Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (formerly known as Skywest Airlines)
    Skywest offers special fares for residents and additional services via Busselton to Albany and via Ravensthorpe to Esperance.
Perth - Leonora - Laverton
  • Skippers Aviation
    Skippers was the preferred proponent on this route.
Perth - Wiluna - Leinster
  • Skippers Aviation
    Skippers was the preferred proponent on this route.
Perth - Meekatharra - Mt Magnet
  • Skippers Aviation
    Skippers was the preferred proponent on this route.
Perth - Monkey Mia - Carnarvon
  • Skippers Aviation
    Skippers offers services to Carnarvon with some flights via Geraldton using aircraft with up to 50 seats and without subsidy.
Perth - Exmouth (Learmonth)
  • QantasLink
  • Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (formerly known as Skywest Airlines)
    The two airlines operate in competition with minimal Government interference.
Broome - Derby - Fitzroy Crossing - Halls Creek
  • Skippers Aviation
    23/01/2013: Skippers commenced operations on this route until 30/05/2014.

  Further information

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AV_P_map_regulated_RPTroutes.pdf icon Regulated air services in Western Australia: 1 August 2013 Kb

 

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