Sharp Airlines has been investigating the feasibility of extending its Tasmania services to include King Island.
In Tasmania Sharp Airlines currently provides the only regular airline service between Launceston to Flinders Island and Melbourne (Essendon) to Flinders Island which continues to grow with passenger numbers every week.
"We commenced services to Flinders Island 18 months ago from Launceston, and we have grown these services to include additional flights, more seats, and as a result tourism numbers to Flinders Island have grown by 6% over the past year" Managing Director of Sharp Airlines, Mr Malcolm Sharp said.
Mr Sharp said "We are currently holding discussions with Airlines of Tasmania and assessing the feasibility of expanding our airline passenger services to include King Island, as we see this as a logical extension to our current Tasmanian network".
Sharp Airlines to provide Tasmanian Services
Sharp Airlines will take over flight services of Airlines of Tasmania from the 1st September 2010, making Sharp Airlines one of the fastest growing regional airlines in Australia.
Sharp Airlines began operations in Victoria in 1990 and in South Australia in April 2008. Offering services from Hamilton, Portland, Avalon, Essendon, Adelaide, Mildura and Port Augusta, as well several Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) contracts for the Mining and Resource Industry.
Airlines of Tasmania will continue to operate the weekly Cape Barren Services in the interim and Par Avion Wilderness Tours.
"Sharp Airlines will become one of the important providers of regional airlines services throughout South East Australia", said Sharp Airlines Managing Director, Mr Malcolm Sharp.
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