3 August 2017
Regional Airline Fly Corporate will launch direct flights from Orange to Melbourne in October.
Commencing on October 9, flights will operate Monday through Friday departing Orange at 9.50am and arriving at Melbourne’s Essendon Airport at 11.35am.
The return service will depart Melbourne’s Essendon Airport at 12.20pm and arrive in Orange at 1.55pm.
Andrew Major, CEO of Fly Corporate, said after launching the Brisbane flights in February, it became apparent the market wanted a Melbourne flight.
"The success of the Brisbane service combined with consultation with stakeholders has provided the necessary impetus for the implementation of the new service," Mr Major said.
"The proposed schedule will complement the existing strong ties between the two cities.
"We have chosen to operate this service utilising Melbourne’s Essendon Airport.
"Essendon stood out for us with its close proximately to the Melbourne CBD as well as other great advantages, such as extremely economical car parking rates and no airport congestion.
" For passengers inbound to Melbourne wanting to connect on to other domestic and international destinations, there is a free shuttle bus connecting the two airports.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Orange City Council, Essendon Airport Management and the many other stakeholders who have helped make today’s announcement of a new service connecting Melbourne and Orange a reality."
Tickets are on sale from today at www.flycorporate.com.au or travel agents with $259 one-way all-inclusive Web Deal fares available.