Noosa Air

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ICAO Code: -

Known As: Noosa Air

Full Name: Whitaker Pty Ltd.

Country: Australia

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Brief History

The company's roots extend back to 1975, when Noosa Air began operating in December of that year between Noosa and Brisbane using a Britten-Norman Islander.

Maryborough businessman Bevan Whitaker, owner of the parent company of Noosa Air, Whitaker Pty Ltd, set up a second airline that commenced operations in December 1981, serving intrastate routes in Queensland vacated by Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) with Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante aircraft. This second airline was called Sunstate.

Initially the two airlines used separate airline codes. In 1983, Sunstate changed its code to that of Noosa Air, and by the end of the year, the two airlines had merged fully.

From 1 January 1984, all flights were conducted under the Sunstate name as part of TAA's Queensland network.