Skytrans Flight Status

Skytrans Airlines History

Skytrans Airlines is a carrier that is based in Cairns. It was established in the year 1990 by David and Sue Bernard. It starts offering charter services and later on, in the year 1993, it commenced its scheduled flights. This airline company was able to acquire the services to Cooktown and Kurumba from MacAir Airlines in the year 2001. Four years after, it enters a competition with QantasLink as it begins to operate flights on the Cairns to Townsville route. It operates both from its terminals in the said cities.

In the year 2016, Skytrans was acquired from David and Sue Bernard by the Australian Aviation Holdings. It also owns the Queensland Regional Airline and even the Inland Pacific Air. However, the Queensland Regional Airline and Skytrans eventually merged under the Skytrans banner. In the latter part of 2014, to reduce operating costs, it cuts its workforce of over 200 employees by over half. It also trimmed its fleet of seven Dash 8-100 and even the three Dash 8-300.

Skytrans has been placed in voluntary administration and suspended its operations in the year 2015. According to its Managing Director Simon Wild, the company has reached such an unexpected scenario due to the worsening Australian dollar currency exchange rate plus the tough operating environment. The situation becomes much worst due to the loss of three Queensland regulated regional air routes in the latter part of 2014. The end of the company’s operations marked its 25th anniversary in serving Queensland.

In the year 2015, this carrier was able to return to the skies. It is now under the ownership of Collings Holdings Airlines. Peter Collings is the owner of the said company together with the West Wing Aviation, and Rugby League player Johnathan Thurston.

Skytrans Airlines Destinations

Skytrans Airlines operates charter and RPT flights across the Cape York and Torres Strait regions. If you fly from Cairns Airport, it provides flight to Kowanyama, Pormpuraaw, Coen, Aurukun, Lockhart River, Weipa, Northern Peninsula Area, and Horn Island. If you are commencing from Horn Island Airport, it can take you to Northern Peninsula Area, Cairns, Kubin Village, Badu Island, Mabuiag Island, Boigu Island, Saibai Island, Murray Island, Darnley Island, Yam Island, Coconut Island, Yorke Island, and Warraber Island. If you’re at Brisbane Airport, it serves Chinchilla and Taroom.

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Skytrans Airlines Fleet

This airline company’s fleet is consisting of a fully air-conditioned, turbine aircraft such as Dash 8-100, Beechcraft King Air B200, and Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. The Dash 8-100 can accommodate 36 passengers which can be reconfigured to 28 or 20 to allow for a variety of passengers and even freight. The Beechcraft King Air B200 has a seating capacity of 9, mostly ideal for a business flight. The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan also has the same seating capacity and intended to fly to the challenging North Queensland environment.