Sharp Airlines has announced that it will take over flights between Melbourne and Launceston and Flinders Island from September 1, replacing Airlines of Tasmania.
Sharp has announced that it will operate a 19-seat Fairchild Metroliner on the services from September 1, subject to regulatory approval. The airline will start taking bookings for the service at the end of August, with Airlines of Tasmania to continue operating the services to Flinders Island and Cape Barren Island in the interim.
“We are very excited about this expansion, we currently carry 55,000 passengers per year to seven ports throughout Victoria and South Australia, and we are looking forward to providing services for almost 20,000 passengers who travel with Airlines of Tasmania each year,” said the airline’s managing director Malcolm Sharp.
“We plan to build on the current successful services, we will provide an additional service that will benefit Flinders Island, we plan to start with the introduction of a Sunday service to Melbourne from September,” he added.