Newcastle-based independent regional airline FlyPelican will operate a 50-minute service in a 19-seater aircraft from Monday, October 17.

Coffs Harbour Regional Airport manager Dennis Martin said the flights would benefit business people and tourists.

“We are delighted to welcome the arrival of FlyPelican’s new services between Newcastle and Coffs Harbour,” Mr Martin said.

“This new route provides the Coffs Coast with a valuable new travel link that will boost both leisure and business markets to the region.”

One-way fares between the two cities start at $99.

FlyPelican CEO Paul Graham said affordable fares would be key to the flight path’s success.

“FlyPelican is very excited to be adding yet more routes to its network,” Mr Graham said.

“Newcastle to Coffs Harbour is very well suited to our Jetstream 32 aircraft that seats 19 passengers.

“The flight time is just under 50 minutes and we will be operating weekday services and a Sunday service providing an essential link between these city pairs.

“Discussions with Coffs Harbour Council and Newcastle Airport have been very positive and we are thrilled to be expanding our network and increasing capacity into both of these growing airports.

“The key to making this a successful route will be to provide regular, reliable services with attractive fares that are within the budget of the leisure and business markets.”

Flights will operate Newcastle-Coffs Harbour at 11.40am and Coffs Harbour-Newcastle at 1pm, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Sunday flights will operate Newcastle-Coffs Harbour at 1pm and Coffs Harbour-Newcastle at 2.10pm.

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