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Friday, 13 November 2020

The Hunter Region will have a direct connection with world famous Lord Howe Island from tomorrow with the launch of the first direct service from Newcastle Airport.

Airport CEO Dr Peter Cock said that launching the service to the World Heritage site was an important occasion for the airport and a sign of more positive things to come.

“The opening of interstate flights has conjured a real sense of optimism in the region,” he said.

“With Queensland borders now open and Victoria not far away, as an airport, we are thrilled to once again play an important role in the lives of our community.

"Adding an exciting new destination to our schedule, particularly one as iconic as Lord Howe, will only heighten that sense of hope.”

Port Macquarie based airline Eastern Air Services, will land their Beechcraft B200 aircraft at Williamtown at midday, before leaving on the return journey at 12.45pm.

Speaking today, CEO of Eastern Air Services Christian Corse, said he was very excited about the new opportunity.

“Lord Howe Island is incredibly popular with the people living in this part of the world, so we expect this service to grow quickly,” he said.

People interested can book now on the Eastern Air Services website or via their local travel agent.

Photo Opportunity
Date: Saturday 14 November
Time: 12pm-12:45pm (media to arrive at 11:30am to register for visitor pass, please bring photo ID and go to reception on arrival)
Location: Bay 3, on the Newcastle Airport apron

Key Facts
Start Date: Saturday 14 November. 12.45pm departure
Frequency: Saturdays initially, with intent to expand quickly
Fares: From $675 one way plus taxes and fees
Bookings: easternairservicesaus.rezdy.com or through on-line and shop front travel agents
Customer Service: 1300-FLY-EAS | 1300 359 327

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