Western Plains welcomes FlyPelican

Western Plains Regional Council and Newcastle City Council have both welcomed the introduction of daily flights between Dubbo and Newcastle which take off on Monday July 18. 

Western plains Regional Council Administrator Michael Kneipp said the addition of flights between Dubbo and Newcastle is a sign of the strength of the Dubbo regional economy.

“The Western Plains Region community including business and private travellers continues to support the growth of air services to and from Dubbo,” Mr Kneipp said.

“With the addition of FlyPelican services Dubbo will have four commercial operators flying direct to six destinations,” he said

“Travellers from Newcastle can now more readily look for business opportunities with Dubbo thriving in building, construction and agricultural services.”

“Visitors from Newcastle can also experience some of the region’s great attractions such as the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Old Dubbo Gaol and the Wellington Caves or attend one of the many great events like the Dubbo Stampede running festival or the upcoming national Artlands Conference,” Mr Kneipp said.

Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the new service is another important regional link for Newcastle.

“The return services by FlyPelican gives regional residents a faster way to get to Newcastle to visit our stunning beaches, art galleries and restaurants and significantly reduce travel time for workers across the health, agriculture and hospitality industries,” she said. 

To mark the commencement of flights a destination giveaway competition is underway which closes on 31 July 2016.

Western Plains Regional Council Administrator and Council staff will welcome the first visitors from Newcastle at Dubbo City Regional Airport at 7.25am Monday 18 July 2016.


Council’s Corporate Communications team
(02) 6801 4000

Last Edited: 19 Jul 2016

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