Pelican Airlines Pty Ltd, operating as FlyPelican, is an Australian regional airline. It initially operated air charter services and subsequently commenced scheduled flights on 1 June 2015.[3] The airline is based in Newcastle in New South Wales. Its main base is Newcastle Airport.[4] The airline was formed by former Aeropelican staff using former Aeropelican aircraft.[5]

IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsNewcastle Airport
Focus citiesSydney Airport
Frequent-flyer programVelocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia)[1]
Fleet size5
Company sloganFly Local, Fly Pelican
Key peoplePaul Graham (CEO/Director)[2]
Marty Hawley (Director)[2]
Emil McCabe (Director)[2]


As of November 2019, FlyPelican operates to the following destinations:[6]

Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales

Terminated destinations

South Australia


As of September 2018, the FlyPelican fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10]

FlyPelican fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers
British Aerospace Jetstream 32


  1. "Earn Points with Velocity". Fly Pelican. Pelican Airlines. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. Wheeler, Faye (18 July 2016). "FlyPelican makes first flight of Dubbo-Newcastle service". Daily Liberal. Dubbo. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  3. "Pelican gets green light to start Newcastle-Canberra route". Phantom Media. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  4. "About Us" - FlyPelican retrieved 27 May 2015
  5. Gordon, Jason (25 May 2015). "FlyPelican announces Canberra, Sydney schedules". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  6. "Our Schedule". FlyPelican. Pelican Airlines. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  8. "FlyPelican launches Adelaide-Newcastle flights using Alliance Airlines Fokker jets". Australian Aviation. Phantom Media. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  9. "FlyPelican pulls out of flights between Newcastle Airport and Adelaide Airport". Newcastle Herald. Newcastle Herald. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  10. Civil Aviation Safety Authority Air Operator Certificate No. CASA.TAAOC.0827, Pelican Airlines. Retrieved 20 September 2018

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