Coaches to replace airline services

Air services to regional NSW have been suspended and coach and train travel is the interim replacement

Coaches to replace airline services
Brindabella services have been suspended and replaced by coaches

Coaches have replaced some air services after Canberra-based airline Brindabella was placed in receivership this month.

The airline largely serviced regional New South Wales, and KordaMentha have been appointed Receivers and Managers of the business.

Brindabella will no longer be accepting bookings, and all further flights have been suspended indefinitely.

Qantas had started providing additional services on some of the company’s usual routes, while KordaMentha and Transport for NSW have organised coach and train services on some routes.

"We want to assure customers we are committed to facilitating the permanent restoration of air services to affected communities," says a Transport for NSW spokesperson.

"We have moved quickly to put alternative transport arrangements in place for those people wanting to get home for the holiday season." 

Special replacement coaches have been operating over the weekend, running return services to nearby airports.

Customers with existing air tickets can travel for free on the replacement coaches which will continue until further notice.

The coaches are being organised through NSW TrainLink but different operators are running them.

Brindabella recently experienced significant maintenance and regulatory issues which impacted aircraft availability and services, and the company employed 140 people.


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