Sharp Airlines is pleased to announce that it will commence a regular passenger service between Melboune (Essendon) and Griffith NSW on 15 July 2019 (subject to regulatory approval). This new service will be supported by Sharp's distribution partner EastWest Aviation (t/a EastWest Airlines).
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.
Founded in Hamilton, Victoria 28 years ago by Malcolm Sharp and Peter Sobey, Sharp operates a fleet of ten Fairchild Metro turboprop aircraft (19 passenger), and four Cessna Conquest 441 turboprop aircraft (10 passenger). With over 80 staff spread across a number of operational and maintenance bases, Sharp has a wealth of regional aviation expertise and experience.
The EastWest brand was created to help market regional airlines in Australia as vibrant, dynamic and highly professional carriers - and to have the flying public fully embrace the regional airline turboprop aircraft as a safe, economical, efficient and environmentally-friendly way to fly.