Sharp Airlines

Sharp Airlines is a regional airline headquartered in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. Its main base is Portland Airport. The airline also provides charter operations to regional Victoria. The parent company Sharp Aviation has a flight training operation base at Hamilton Airport, and a maintenance base at Portland Airport.


Commencing airline operations operating the venerable Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain, the airline has continued to grow; acquiring Fairchild Metro aircraft to replace the Chieftains and adding Essendon Airport to the route network. As of 28th April, 2008 they commenced services from a new Adelaide Airport base of operations to Port Augusta and Mildura. There will be further growth of the Adelaide operation pending the arrival of more Metro aircraft, bringing the total number to five.


Sharp Airlines operates the following scheduled services. The scheduled services are operated using the airline's Metro III & 23 aircraft.

They also operate charter services using a mix of other aircraft in the fleet along with the Metros.


As of September 2008 the Sharp Airlines fleet totals nine aircraft.

Sharp Airlines fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Cessna 172N 2 3 Predominantly used for flight training purposes.
Cessna 182R 1 3 Predominantly used for flight training purposes.
Piper PA-34-220T Seneca IV 1 5 Used for flight training and charter.
Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain 1 9
Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III 3 19 One recently delivered (from Brindabella Airlines) in an all white livery for charter flight.
Fairchild SA227-DC Metro 23 2 19

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