North Coast Airlines / Air Eastland

IATA Code:  -

ICAO Code: -

Known As: North Coast Airlines

Full Name: North Coast Airlines Pty Ltd.

Country: Australia

Call sign: -

Objects in Collection

Brief History

Founded by Ross Davies in 1974.

North Coast Airlines was the first to operate a service to Lord Howe Island in 1974 just after the runways construction

The airline operated Chieftains VH-RDA, RDL and RNC, flying between Newcastle, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Lismore, Coolangatta and Brisbane.
1978 Tamair acquired North Coast Airlines. The company was renamed to East Coast Commuter Airlines and replaced the 402s and Chieftains with brand new Cessna Titans VH-TMP, TMU and TMX.

The Company name North Coast Airlines Pty Ltd was deregistered 22/12/1980

Please contact me if you know more about this airline.

North Coast Airlines De Havilland (Riley) Turbo Exec 400 (DH-104) Dove
Parafield (YPPF)  Adelaide  South Australia, October 7, 1981

Thanks to Daniel Tanner for photo use permission.