Nexus Airlines has launched in Western Australia connecting the Kimberley, Pilbara and Mid-West regions and also providing new services linking Geraldton to Perth, and Broome to Kununurra onto Darwin.
Launched by Aviair, the Nexus flight routes will unlock unprecedented access to the spectacular landscapes of the Kimberley region including the Dampier Peninsula, Horizontal Falls, El Questro Wilderness Park and World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park.
Tourism Council WA welcomed the launch of the new airline which will begin flying in July, with CEO Evan Hall saying the state has not had its own regional airline since the days of SkyWest.
“This is a game changer for WA tourism. Nexus Airlines will bring competition to regional WA giving both locals and visitors new air routes and better services,” said Hall.
“Nexus Airlines has a real focus on tourism destinations such as Kununurra and Geraldton, not just mining towns. The airline will connect international, interstate and local visitors from Perth to tourism experiences in and across the north.
“Nexus Airlines routes, such as Broome to Kununurra and onto Darwin, will create new tourism itineraries for international and domestic visitors who want to see regional WA but don’t have the holiday time for long distance road trips.”
The HM Consolidated Group, which owns Nexus Aviation, is an established aviation and tourism operator, including the HeliSpirit and Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge.
“Regional WA tourism needs affordable quality aviation services to attract visitors to our great tourism towns across our vast State,” Hall said.
“While starting operations from Perth into the north of WA, Nexus Airlines has the potential to extend to the south. This would create a regional tourism network of air routes from Esperance to Broome and beyond.”