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The Albany-Perth air route will be serviced by a new airline carrier from February 28 this year.
Regional Express won the State Government contract to fly the regulated route late last year and takes over from Virgin Australia.
Regional Express is one of the most awarded small airlines in the world.
It has won many accolades including the Australian Traveller People’s Choice Awards for Best Regional Airline in 2011, 2013 and 2014, Aviation Week Top Performing Regional Airline from 2009-2014, Air Transport World Regional Airline of the Year in 2010, and CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence Regional Airline of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Regional Express will fly four daily return services between Albany and Perth on weekdays.
There will be one return service on Saturday and Sunday and the airline will have six overnight flights per week with crew staying in Albany.
The new flight schedule will deliver a 53 per cent increase in flights and 13 per cent increase in overall seats in the Albany-Perth route.
Bookings are now being taken for Regional Express Flights.
To view the schedule of flights or make a booking, visit http://www.rex.com.au/
Regional Express will fly Saab 340 aircraft, and under Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 do not require security screening due to being less than the 20,000kg Maximum Take Off Weight.
Security screening was installed at Albany Regional Airport in August 2014 to accommodate Virgin’s larger, heavier aircraft and comply with the aviation regulations.
To accommodate the smaller aircraft of Regional Express and assist in keeping air fares as low as possible, the City of Albany has applied to the Office of Transport Security to remove security screening at the airport.
The City of Albany is committed to assisting Regional Express keep air fares as low as possible to make flying more affordable for business people, residents and visitors.
This has resulted in Council reducing its fees and charges at Albany Regional Airport.
At its Ordinary Council Meeting on December 15 2015, Council voted to reduce its passenger fees by more than 30 per cent, resulting in a saving per passenger of almost $14. This includes a full rebate on the security screening contractors’ costs and a reduction in the general passenger fee.
Albany Airport Terminal has recently undergone a major upgrade. This has included a new check in and baggage claim carousel and a much larger passenger lounge. Travellers through the airport can now enjoy views out across the airfield, watching aircraft arrive and depart with the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges as an impressive backdrop.
If you have any questions about Albany's services and attractions, or if you need contact details to help get you started, you can visit the Albany Visitor Centre:
Albany Visitor Centre
(bottom of York St, behind IGA)
(08) 9841 9290 or Fax (08) 9842 1490
Albany Airport is a Security Controlled Airport and an ASIC card must be worn by all personnel attending airside activities.
Fees and Charges are outlined further below.
If you have any queries regarding the operation of Albany Regional Airport, contact:
Senior Airport Reporting Officer
Ph (08) 9841 7372 or Fax (08) 9842 6439
Mob 0457 782 536
The Albany Airport is not without home comforts! After checking in or while you are waiting for visitors to arrive you can enjoy a tasty snack or drink from the Cafe. Located in the secure passenger lounge of the airport terminal, the cafe is open daily for all Regular Passenger flights.
Air BP operates at Albany Regional Airport.
AVGAS and Jet A1 fuel can be accessed by an AIR BP swipe card bowser at the front of the terminal.
Air BP staff can attend and serve non-card holders, payments can be accepted by cheque or credit card.
Please note: There is NO EFTPOS FACILITY.
JET A1 Pressure refuelling will need assistance.
Drum fills will require assistance.
Air BP operating hours:
Monday to Friday 6am-6pm
Saturday 8am-12 noon
Assistance required outside of these hours will incur a callout fee. Please plan in advance.
Air BP Refueller: Mob 0439 282 540.
Fees and Charges
LANDING FEES (correct as at July 2015)
0 - 3000kg $11.70; per 1000kg per day
3000kg - 5000kg; $16.00 per 1000kg per landing
5000kg -15000kg; $21.30 per 1000kg per landing
Over 15000kg; $25.60 per 1000kg per landing
Local non commercial annual landing fee per aircraft up to 3000kg $191.70 (conditions apply). Local commercial annual landing fee per aircraft up to 3000kg $665.60. Please contact Senior Airport Reporting Officer, Phone: 0457 782 536
ILS TRAINING Charges $117.50 (GST Inc) per touch and go, for Aircraft > 3000kg
RPT AIRCRAFT PASSENGER LEVY $41.60 per adult; $31.45 per child. (GST Inc)
CHARTER AIRCRAFT PASSENGER LEVY Security Screening provided $41.60 per pax, No Security Screening provided $20.30 per pax. (GST Inc)
REFUELLER AFTER HOURS CALL OUT FEE $128.85 (GST Inc)
GENERAL AVIATION PARKING: More than 7 days - $5.85 per day (GST Inc)
SECURITY GATE CARD REPLACEMENT $46.90 (GST Inc)
For all your flight training requirements http://www.albanyflyingschools.com.au
Royal Flying Doctors Service
The Royal Flying Doctor Services the Great Southern region all year round, ferrying hundreds of patients to much-needed hospital facilities in our capital city,Perth.
The Department of Parks and Wildlife (previously DEC) operate water bomber aircraft from Albany Airport during the drier summer months to ensure the Great Southern Region is protected from damaging fires and loss of property.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) visits Albany to perform flight training exercises on a regular basis. The Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Albany Regional Airport assists pilots with training. Albany is the only airport in WA outside of Perth with this capability.