South Coast Air Services
Fast, Flexible & Contact Safe Private Travel
Avoid the contact risk of public airports and fly privately with a group of up to 8 others that are known to you.
South Coast Air Services offers cost effective and flexible air travel for groups and individuals that value their time. Our all weather twin engine corporate charter aircraft are based in Victoria and are available 24 hours.
Our 10 seat Piper Navajo Chieftain or 8 seat Piper Navajo can get you and your friends or colleagues to any destination in Australia within the day, without the hassle of airport check in, temperature and security screening and the dramatically increased risk of viral contact of big airports and public aircraft.
Chartering an aircraft means your trip is fully flexible, choose to extend your stay, change destination or come back early – it’s all doable when you have an aircraft 100% at your disposal.
We Make It Easy For Business
Our country is vast, and business and government work often dictates travelling quickly to remote areas not accessed easily by airline or efficiently by road.
South Coast Air makes it easy by taking you there directly, with no time wasting in capital city airports. Depart within 15 minutes of arriving at the airport and get where you need to go quickly and efficiently.
Stay the day, or if the meeting runs overtime, your aircraft will wait with you. All bookings are fully flexible and tailored to your requirements.
Go On An Adventure
It doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Working with our partners Southern Golf Getaways, King Island Surf Safaris & Adventure Flight Co, South Coast Air offers a practically limitless range of holiday destinations.
From a weekend’s skiing on Mt Hotham to the Birdsville Races and everything between and beyond, we can take you places you have never imagined.
Check out the Weekend Getaways our sister company Adventure Flight Co offers for a small sample of the possibilities.
South Coast Air is committed to our safety first culture. Our aircraft are equipped with the latest aviation technology including dual GPS and weather radar which allow them to get into airports when larger category airliners cannot.
Of course, all this technology is meaningless without experienced crew to make the correct (safest) call every time. Our pilots are all multi-engine, instrument rated and undergo independent testing every 12 months. We do not hire inexperienced trainees or cadets to be our pilots, rather we rely on a proven track record in aviation and customer relations.
You are guaranteed to be in the hands of professionals with South Coast Air. We love flying people places, and want to do it for a long time!
Why choose chartered aircraft if the airlines go there?
Scenario: Your company needs to fly three employees and six visiting clients to Mildura, Victoria, for the day for a site visit. All things going well, you expect you’ll need about four hours on the ground in Mildura all though this may change depending on the visitors demands. The Company values employees at $100/hr each.
Option 1: Airlines
Earliest flight is with Rex at 8:15am arrive Mildura 9:35am. Using the flexible business fare to even come close to the flexibility of charter (basically it only allows you to change the day, not the time – unlike charter) the fare for 3 people comes to $7,908, plus airport parking. You must leave Warrnambool at around 4:00am, and hope that the traffic on Western Ring Road isn’t too bad because that Rex plane isn’t going to wait for you! Also factor in time for the carpark and bus rigmarole.
Coming back it’d be prudent to book a early evening flight, just in case the meeting and visit goes longer than scheduled. The Rex flight departs Mildura at 6:30pm, back in Melbourne by 7:50pm and you’d likely be home in Warrnambool by around 11:30pm after driving for as long as it took to fly from Mildura! All in all a 15+ hour day – cost to the company $4,500, and you are all probably pretty wrecked and get little done the next day because you are exhausted! Factor in a lost 2 hours each for this and the total is over $12,000.
Option 2: Chartered Aircraft
Firstly, you can sleep in to 6am – bliss! Getting to Warrnambool Airport by 7:30am, you depart 15 minutes later after a quick pre-flight briefing. That’s it! No car parking, busses, check-in, security, 30 minute boarding time etc. Arriving in Mildura at 9:00am you snare a rental car before the Rex passengers have even got off the plane.
The meeting and site visit goes according to plan, and you and the team are all done by 2:00pm arriving back at Warrnambool Airport at 4:30pm, home less than 20 minutes later.
Cost is $4,500 for the charter, $2,700 in company time for a total of $7,200.
Plus you all got to see your friends or family or just relax on the verandah after a days work and watch the sun set, which is.. priceless.
Call our Chief Pilot Anatole Mills on 0415 919 646 for a quote.
King Island Surf Safaris
If you surf, and want to go somewhere simply magic, with no line ups, awesome waves and always offshore, check King Island Surf Safaris out. Fly, Drive & Stay packages from $1135 per person for 3 days.
Southern Golf Getaways
Cape Wickham, Ocean Dunes, Barnbougle, Lost Farm, Kangaroo Island.. a few of the places Southern Golf Getaways can take you. Check out he website or give us a call to organise your golfing trip for you. Bass Strait Golf Specialists.