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Airnorth Airlines


“Airnorth” is a local airline depends on the property of Darwin International Airport in Marrara, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The trading with Airnorth is Capiteq Limited. The charter service operations and schedules in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia, with an expansion to East Timor. The head Quarters is at Darwin International Airport, with a core point at Maningrida Airports.

In 1978, the airline base was established and at the same time they started operations on 4 July that year. In 1981 scheduled services were introduced Upto then it operates charter flights only. It was known by everyone as Air North International. Airnorth has a operation in October 2003 that it acquired the assets of Airlines of South Australia (ASA) for purposefully of combining the two companies slowly and maintains under Airnorth's Air Operator's Certificate.

In March 2004 Airnorth has owned Emu Airways, later they sold both airlines of ASA and Emu in 2005. Skyport Group owns the Airnorth airlines with the average of (55%), QTEC (31%) and John Gamble (14%). ASA and Emu Airways ceased their operations in On 9 November 2005.

When conducting routine ongoing training, there were two Airnorth crew members were murdered on 22 March 2010, one of its 30-seater Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia aircraft (registration; VH-ANB) has crashed near the RAAF Base Darwin golf course into bushland, after takeoff from the main runway at Darwin International Airport approximately 10:10am (ACST).


Its main runway is Darwin International Airport and airnoth airlines has an hub at Maningrida Airport.


Airnorth fleet has the following aircraft:

  • 4 Embraer 170
  • 4 Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia
  • 3 Fairchild Metro 23


Domestic Scheduled Destinations:

  • Broome,
  • Darwin,
  • Gove,
  • Groote Eylandt,
  • Karratha,
  • Kununurra,
  • Maningrida,
  • Milingimbi,
  • Elcho Island,
  • McArthur River mine,
  • Mount Isa,
  • Perth,
  • Port Hedland,
  • Port Keats
  • Gold Coast,
  • Townsville

International Scheduled Destinations:

  • Dili (East Timor).

Domestic Charter Destinations:

  • Argyle diamond mine,
  • Horn Island,
  • Truscott,
  • The Granites
  • Tiwi Islands.
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