Sydney Airport welcomes OzJet - A new all business class carrier
The airline, founded and chaired by Australian international aviation and motor racing identity Paul Stoddart, is in the final stages of its application for an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
The first of OzJet’s fleet of Boeing 737s, sourced from Mr Stoddart’s European Aviation business and configured with 60 business-class seats, was recently registered by CASA - a significant step towards the airline gaining its licence (AOC).
OzJet is planning to begin services between Sydney and Melbourne – the world’s third busiest route - with eight flights a day in each direction.
SACL Executive Chairman and CEO, Max Moore-Wilton said Sydney Airport was pleased to welcome OzJet as its newest airline partner and he looked forward to working with them.
“It’s always an exciting occasion when a new airline joins the fold at Sydney Airport and we wish OzJet every success with their unique offering,” Mr Moore-Wilton said.
Around 50 airlines (international, domestic, regional and freight) operate from Sydney Airport, which handled over 28 million passengers and over 280,000 aircraft movements last year.
OzJet’s Mr van Pelt said the agreement with Sydney Airport was another important milestone in the airline’s establishment.
He thanked Sydney Airport Corporation, and particularly Mr Moore-Wilton, for the co-operation given to the start-up airline.
“We already have a great working relationship with Sydney Airport Corporation and look forward to that strengthening further as OzJet grows and develops its business-class product at economy prices for Sydney’s corporate market,” Mr van Pelt said.