Aeropelican offers coal and CSG FIFO for Narrabri

Aeropelican has extended its passenger services from Narrabri in the NSW north west.

Starting today, it will now provide flights from Narrabri to Brisbane and a weekend service to Newcastle.

The airline stated that its decision to introduce flights to “Brisbane, the corporate hub for the resources industry and Newcastle, one of the largest coal exporting ports in the world is in direct response to the growth and activity in the resources sector.”

This move comes as Korea Resources have submitted a takeover offer for Whitehaven Coal, which runs the Narrabri North coal mine and recently began construction of a new mining village, which will see an extra 150 rooms over the next four years. 

Narrabri has also recently been a hub of activity as the coal seam gas (CSG) industry grows.

 Australian CSG company Eastern Star Gas’ managing director David Casey said Aeropelican’s new routes are “a vote of confidence in Narrabri’s economic future.  Good air services are vital to attracting more jobs and investment for this region; it will immediately deliver benefits for our company.  Our Brisbane-based staff, who regularly visit our operations at Narrabri, currently fly via Sydney so a direct link is very welcome.”

Casey said the Newcastle link would also be important as Eastern Star Gas progresses its planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Newcastle.


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