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Aeropelican was founded by the late Keith Hilder, who believed that the people of Newcastle needed a better air service than the one being offered by a major domestic air carrier at that time, which consisted of one departure and one arrival each day and was operated from the RAAF base at Williamtown, north of Newcastle.

In 1980 Aeropelican was sold to Cootamundra-based Masling Airlines, owned and operated by Jack Masling.

In August 1981, Aeropelican's ownership changed to BODAS Pty Ltd, a company jointly owned by TNT and News Limited. An association with Ansett commenced and the company was later a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ansett Australia.

In 2002, following the collapse of the Ansett Group, Aeropelican was sold to International Air Parts Pty Ltd.

In 2004, Aeropelican commenced operating the Newcastle (Williamtown) to Sydney route after other operators exited or decreased services on the route and over the next three years introduced British Aerospace Jetstream 32 aircraft to its fleet, replacing the Twin Otter aircraft that were used on the Belmont service for many years.

Aeropelican Air Services has a commitment to provide their customers with a safe and efficient air service.

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Newcastle Airport
Williamtown, NSW 2318

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01 49651399

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