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O'Connor Airlines

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O'Connor Airlines is a scheduled and charter, domestic, passenger airline based at Mount Gambier in Australia. It operates scheduled services from Mount Gambier to destinations in South Australia and Victoria.

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Code data

  • IATA Code: UQ (used OL up to 1990)
  • ICAO Code: OCM
  • Callsign: O'Connor

History

The airline was established and started operations in 1973. Beginning as a one-aeroplane flight school in South Australia, O'Connor Airlines developed, over some years, into a freight and passenger service flying to 18 regional and country centres across the state. This was to change when it lost the freight contact. It subsequently relaunched itself, re-basing in Mount Gambier, and began to fly to Melbourne. It also began to service the Victorian town of Mildura in 1998. They use QANTAS facilities at Melbourne and Adelaide airports. Originally, they used those of Australian Airlines. It's main base is at Mount Gambier Airport (MGB), with hubs at Mildura Airport (MQL), Adelaide Airport (ADL) and Tullamarine International Airport (MEL), Melbourne.

Services

Domestic scheduled destinations (at January 2005): Adelaide, Melbourne, Mildura, Mount Gambier and Whyalla.

They flew to Renmark for a brief period in 2001, but that service has since ceased. During 2000 (the most recent data available), they carried 41,732 passengers.

Fleet

The O'Connor Airlines fleet consists of 3 BAe Jetstream 32 aircraft (at January 2005).

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