New Direct Flights Melbourne to Griffith

Essendon Fields Airport will be the gateway for a new, convenient, direct flight service between Melbourne and the regional NSW city of Griffith operated by highly respected regional carrier Sharp Airlines.

Sharp Airlines distribution partner EastWest Airlines will operate a daily service (excluding Saturdays) to assist business and leisure travellers wishing to travel between Melbourne and Griffith on a one-hour flight to avoid costly and lengthy flight connections in Sydney or drives taking more than five hours.

Griffith is a fast growing regional centre with a burgeoning agribusiness sector that has strong links to Melbourne based businesses and there is also growing interest from Melbourne travellers attracted by the NSW Riverina region as a short-break destination.

Travellers from Griffith will enjoy the seamless and convenient arrival process at Essendon Fields Airport when they travel, where within minutes of landing passengers can disembark, collect their baggage and be in a taxi or hire car to their destination in Melbourne or catch a bus other connecting flights at Melbourne Airport.

“The timing of this new service to Griffith couldn’t be better as we’ve just completed a multi-million dollar refurbishment of our terminal and the customer experience flying into Melbourne is now better than ever,’’ said Colin Fort, GM Aviation, Essendon Fields Airport.

“As the closest airport to Melbourne with a tram, shuttle buses, hire cars and parking right on the doorstep, Essendon Fields Airport’s main focus is providing convenient and easy access in and out of Melbourne for our regional passengers. Sharp Airlines have proven themselves to be a safe, reliable airline partner and we’re confident the service to this important regional market will flourish,’’ he said.

Melbourne based Sharp operates a regional airline servicing Australia’s southern states, with a particular focus on Tasmania, the Bass Strait Islands and South Australia. Sharp also has a significant charter business, and an air freight business, both operating throughout Australia.

Essendon Fields Airport has become Melbourne’s aviation hub for servicing regional Australia and operates services to Griffith, Shellharbour (Wollongong), Dubbo, Orange and in Tasmania King Island and Flinders Island It has just completed a multi-million refurbishment of its terminal building, including a number of new features including new seating in its updated passenger lounge and modern check-in facilities.

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