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New Direct Flights between Canberra and Coffs Harbour from 22 September 2022

06 July 2022

Established Australian airline Link Airways will commence seasonal direct flights between Canberra and Coffs Harbour utilising the airline’s 34 passenger Saab 340B Plus aircraft. First flight will be on Thursday 22 September 2022 with a schedule of two return services per week on Thursday and Sunday.

With a flight time of just over 90 minutes this will be the first time Canberrans can fly directly from Canberra Airport to Coffs Harbour. The Saab 340B Plus aircraft has full inflight cabin service and the standard inflight offering includes hot and cold beverages and premium snacks with complimentary beer/wine available on all afternoon and evening services.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said “Travellers will welcome this announcement. VisitCanberra is working with Link on cooperative marketing campaigns to promote the new service and encourage more travellers to find more than they came for in Canberra.”

Link Airways, Manager of Network Strategy Jeff Boyd believes the new route will provide a convenient and cost-effective option for passengers wanting to travel to the Coffs Coast and, inversely, to visit the Capital. “We’re particularly pleased to announce the establishment of this connection to the much-loved destination of Coffs Harbour. We see strong demand for direct flights between Canberra and the Coffs Coast, and the proposed service will facilitate leisure and business links between the two regions,” Mr Boyd said.

Canberra Airport’s Head of Aviation, Michael Thomson, is pleased to welcome the expansion of the partnership with Link Airways and adding another domestic service to the airport’s network. “We’re excited to connect travellers with Coffs Harbour – this underrated and spectacular part of the Mid North Coast of NSW, with pristine beaches, mountain escarpments, rainforests – a nature lovers paradise. The flights are perfectly timed to allow for luxurious long weekends.

Coffs Harbour Airport General Manager, Frank Mondello, was thrilled to welcome direct flights between Canberra and Coffs Harbour. “Our second service with Link Airways, this announcement will strengthen connectivity to and from the Coffs Coast region and will be welcome news for both business and leisure travellers. Allowing Canberrans to explore the natural beauty and warmer weather of our wider region, this direct service allows locals to enjoy all that the ACT has to offer; world-class events, produce and experiences”.

Key Facts

Start Date: Thursday 22 September 2022.

Frequency: Twice weekly, Thursday and Sunday.

Fares: $189 one-way all-inclusive Deal fares are available now.

Bookings: or through on-line and shop front travel agents.

Customer Service: 1300 851 269 (+61 2 6123 1999).