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Sharp to take over Airlines of Tasmania's routes

Old 17th Jul 2010, 12:39
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Well done MS and staff on the move into Tassie...Things sure have grown from starting with a X-hired PA-28 then a PN68 some 20 years ago

I could be wrong but the demise of AOT/Tamair metro's service was the last nail in the coffin given by CASA on compliance issues.

Once they were shut down, every man and his dog started flying between the mainland through both Flinders and King Is to and throughout Tassie and that was the end of AusAir!!!

Do Rex and King Is Airlines still operate ML-KII???? If not King could be on the cards aswell??

Good luck Sharpy.
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Old 19th Jul 2010, 22:55
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Do Airlines of Tasmania still do the paper run out of Launceston to Hobart every weekday morning at 3am?

Hope the Sharp boys and girls are up to speed on crosswind landings, springtime on Flinders Island with it gusting up to 60 knots is always challenging!!!

Things have changed over the years, in the late 80's Airlines of Tasmania, Promair, Ausair, Paravion etc all serviced Flinders Island. The grand poohbar was even talking of Shorts 360 to replace the Herons.
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Old 20th Jul 2010, 00:30
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I remember seeing a photo of an Airlines of Tasmania SH6 in an aviation magazine many years ago. Was it painted up and never delivered?
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Old 20th Jul 2010, 01:01
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It came into Aust about 1989-90 (?) and operated for maybe a couple of years in Tas and was moved on.
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Old 20th Jul 2010, 06:55
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Do Airlines of Tasmania still do the paper run out of Launceston to Hobart every weekday morning at 3am?
Tas-Air does that run. Essendon (i think) to HBA via LST.

The Shorts was operated under the old Airlines of Tas, not the current version.
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Old 20th Jul 2010, 08:25
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Tas-air

The TasAir flight is bank books only with drop-off at LST only - there is no paper run that I know of....

(Tas-Air is HBA-DPO-EN/EN-LST-HBA - out at 6.30pm, back at 6am or so)

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Old 20th Jul 2010, 10:03
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Good Luck Mal.....

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Old 20th Jul 2010, 10:12
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Sorry, yes the bank plane! Very "lovely" pilot flying it some nights as well
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 00:07
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Rex still does ML-KII. KIA still does MB-KII, and I think you'll find the paper run is covered by the Qantas cargo flight that finishes up in HB at 5:30ish am each weekday.
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Old 2nd Sep 2010, 11:31
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Have the services started? Not taking bookings on their website.
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Old 2nd Sep 2010, 11:35
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on the news the other night, I think I heard October ?
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 06:59
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Must be about time for the Flinders Island show?
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Old 29th Sep 2010, 10:25
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Sharp takes over from the 1st of Oct. The metro is due in tomorrow unless it arrived today. Airlines of Tas Dornier VH - ATZ has been sold and left LST on the weekend. It is heading to Nepal.
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Old 1st Oct 2010, 04:46
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The Dornier 228

I saw the Donrier 228 at MB last weekend. Must have been on its way for the ferry trip. Nice looking aircraft, sorry to see it go.
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Old 1st Oct 2010, 07:43
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I saw the Donrier 228 at MB last weekend. Must have been on its way for the ferry trip. Nice looking aircraft, sorry to see it go.
You'd be about the only one sorry to see it go.....
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Old 1st Oct 2010, 12:17
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Talking

Finally a confrmed date Mon 4th October!!!!
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Old 29th Jun 2012, 10:34
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From Sharp Airlines Media Page
Sharp Airlines' King Island Services

Sharp Airlines has been investigating the feasibility of extending its Tasmania services to include King Island.
In Tasmania Sharp Airlines currently provides the only regular airline service between Launceston to Flinders Island and Melbourne (Essendon) to Flinders Island which continues to grow with passenger numbers every week.
“We commenced services to Flinders Island 18 months ago from Launceston, and we have grown these services to include additional flights, more seats, and as a result tourism numbers to Flinders Island have grown by 6% over the past year” Managing Director of Sharp Airlines, Mr Malcolm Sharp said.
Mr Sharp said “We are currently holding discussions with Airlines of Tasmania and assessing the feasibility of expanding our airline passenger services to include King Island, as we see this as a logical extension to our current Tasmanian network”.

I had heard that the service was to start on the 1st of July. Does anyone have further information?
Regards R W
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Old 3rd Jul 2012, 09:29
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Started on Monday. Sharp now operating out of the former QF Hangar @ LST.
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Old 11th Jul 2012, 01:18
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Sharps are using 2 metros now.
First one's day looks a bit like this: LT-FLI, FLI-LT. Then LT-FLI, FLI-EN, EN-FLI, FLI-LT, LT-FLI, FLI-LT.
The second does LT-WYY, WYY-KII, KII-WYY, WYY-LT. Once in the am then again in the pm.
Of course there a few minor variations on these schedules, eg chuck in the occasional leg to YPOD/YPAD, or sometimes they may ditch the stopover at YWYY on the way back to LMLT.
The service seems to be going well it would appear..... If you changed the types back to Herons and the regos to VH-CLV/CLM or whatever they were (I'm old now) you would think you were in the past 20 to 30 years.

History repeats...... sort of......

REX does YKII from YMML but it only seems to be a once daily midday service.

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Old 12th Jul 2012, 01:09
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Sharp are slowly taking over the regional market, not bad 6 metro's at fully utilsation, 2 LST, 2 AD, 2 EN/POD, im hearing rumours of a fleet upgrade...
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