About Skippers Aviation Airlines
Skippers Aviation was established in 1990. They operate a fleet consisting of three Cessna Conquest turboprop aircraft and one Cessna 402C, which they rent from the Perth Flight Centre.
Skippers has been focusing on its core business over the years of providing exceptional service and flexibility to Australia's resource industry as well as Regulated Passenger Transport destinations. Our key advantage is having modern aircraft that are able to handle the harsh airstrips and extreme conditions found in remote areas.
Skippers is the only Perth General Aviation Company that has taken on the problem of older aircraft with its steady and significant growth. We purchased a fleet 3 Metro23 turboprop aircraft at a significant price premium in 1995. This was part our commitment to providing the best technology for our passengers to ensure their comfort and peace-of-mind.
Over the next three years, more Metro 23s were added to the fleet, totalling 5.
Skippers constructed their state-of-the-art passenger terminal, engineering facility, and operations center at Perth Airport in 1997/98. Two turboprop De Havilland Dash-8 turboprop aircraft were also added to the fleet during this period. These new aircraft, which can seat 36 people each, significantly increased Skippers' capability and enhanced the versatility of an already flexible fleet.
In that same year, Skippers Aviation also established a Broome, Western Australia base with WA Transport and Ansett Australia, a well-established mining company. A hangar, office complex and maintenance facility were constructed. Skippers continue to operate their aircraft from this base on a contract or ad-hoc charter basis.
The Embraer Brasilia, the fastest turboprop regional passenger airliner on the market today, was purchased by skippers to add more aircraft to the fleet.
In the second half of the year, Skippers bought two more Brasilia aircraft despite the financial hardships that some experienced in the aviation industry. The purchase of these aircraft was seen as a step forward in the rehabilitation of options for a diverse fleet. Our clients were able to quickly realize the cost savings.
Our Air Operators Certificate was upgraded in 1999 to allow the provision of RPT (Regular Passenger Transport), services to the general population. Skippers was able to continue connecting remote Western Australian communities to Perth after Ansett collapsed in 2001. They also operated within a highly regulated passenger marketplace. Skippers still operates quality air services to many destinations, including flights to Mt Magnet and Leonora, Leonora and Laverton.
The company's current fleet grew to 24 aircraft in 2008 with the addition of 50 more DeHavilland Dash 8300 passenger aircraft. In 2011, two DeHavilland Dash-8300 passenger aircraft and 52 DeHavilland Dash-8300 aircraft. Two DeHavilland Dash-8300 aircraft were added to the fleet, which now includes 26 aircraft. Finally, two F100 aircraft (108 seats) were purchased in 2013. This gives the company a total capacity to 983 seats. The Skippers are able to provide quality service at levels comparable to major airlines.
Skippers Aviation Airlines Reservations
Skippers Aviation Airline booking numbers
1300 729 924
For Zone Cap fares on Skippers Aviation flights please call our Bookings Hotline at 1300729 924.
Skippers Aviation Airline Classes
The airline is not currently sharing any information about its classes.
Skippers Aviation Airlines Facilities
In-flight entertainment includes music, movies, and TV shows. The airline also offers an inflight magazine to keep you entertained on your flight.
Skippers Aviation Airlines popular Destinations and Hubs
Perth Airport is the main international airport of Perth. It is also the hub for Skipper Aviation. With four terminals and two runways, Perth Airport can handle both domestic and international flights. Terminal 1 is for international flights. Terminal 3 and 4 are for domestic services. The majority of Skippers Aviation flights leave or arrive at Terminal 3.
The airline offers 9 destinations in Australia. Our guide to domestic flight within Australia provides lots of useful information if you are looking to fly within Australia. The airline currently flies to these destinations as of August 2020:
- Halls Creek
- Fitzroy Crossing
- Mount Magnet
Skippers Aviation Airline Check-in and boarding pass
Online Check In
Skippers Aviation flights can be checked-in online from your office or home. Skippers Aviation Online Check in is available between 48 hours and 30 minutes before your flight Departure Time. At the end of your Skippers Aviation Web Check in, you can print your Boarding Pass (Confirmation Slip). You can check-in online and print your boarding passes right from your computer. This speeds up the check-in process. The airline will send you the e-Boarding Pass via email.
Web Check-in allows you to pre-register your luggage, choose your seat and eat options before you board your flight. How to check in online
Airport Check In
Skippers has its own departure/arrival station at Perth Domestic Airport. Passengers must check in at least one hour before the departure time. Passengers who do not check in by the flight's close 30 minutes before departure time will be denied entry to the aircraft and forfeit their fare.
Skippers Aviation Airline Policies
Baggage policy and Fees
Checked Baggage Limits
The total length (i.e. The total length plus width plus height of any baggage item must not exceed 158cm (62in). Maximum weight of any one item is 32kg.
Baggage exceeding the weight or size limit will not be accepted by passenger check-in and must be sent as freight.
Carriage of Surfboards
Please ensure that you do not pack more than two surfboards in your pack for Skippers flights. Also, that the total weight of the pack is 32 kg.
Checked Baggage Allowance
All customers who occupy a paid seat are entitled to the following baggage allowances:
- Northern Goldfield - 15kg including cabin baggage
- Kimberely Region 15kg including cabin baggage. **Hard luggage is not allowed, only soft baggage
Extra weight beyond the Skippers allowance is subject to additional charges. All Skippers flights charge $7.50 per kilogram for excess baggage. Additional information can be obtained at the Skippers terminal 08 949 1244.
Be aware of the restrictions on excess baggage
Exceed baggage may be transported on the same flight as the passenger, but is subject to space availability. Exceed baggage can only be carried to the airport indicated on the Skippers baggage tags. Excess baggage must be collected by the passenger and any related delivery costs.
Baggage limit exclusion
Exceeding 100kg of baggage will not be accepted. These consignments should be treated as freight. It is not possible to guarantee that freight will travel on the same flight.
Skippers The maximum combined pet and cage weight is 50kg Any excess weight must be arranged in advance. Skippers will not accept larger crates. Skippers should receive freight for animals not traveling on the same flight.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Skippers Aviation will ask passengers to pay a penalty if they cancel a Skippers Aviation flight less than 24 hours before departure.
Skippers Aviation allows passengers to cancel their flight online with no hassles. Passengers can also request a refund online through the Skippers Aviation refund request form. Only eligible Skippers Aviation flight tickets can be refunded if they are cancelled within the current time frame. Skippers Aviation will not issue a refund for tickets that have expired after their expiry date. Skippers Aviation can process refund requests in 7-10 working days. Skippers Aviation provides compensation for passengers who cancel Skippers Aviation flights due to unavoidable circumstances. You can cancel your flight easily and receive a refund from Skippers Aviation.
Skippers Aviation has also set up a cancellation fee both for domestic and international flights. The following instructions will help you to learn more about the Skippers Aviation cancellation fee for international flights:
Skippers Aviation charges a $100-$500 cancellation fee for ticket cancellations made after the risk-free cancellation period of 24 hours. Skippers Aviation will charge $100-$400 cancellation fees if you cancel your Skippers Aviation flight less than 24 hours before the flight is due to depart. After cancelling your flight ticket, you can also file a cancellation request.
Skippers Aviation can be reached at the cancellation number. They are always available to help passengers. The helpline number can be dialled to get more information about cancelling your flight, or requesting a refund.
Sometimes, plans change and you have to cancel a Skippers Aviation trip that you've been waiting for for months. You've probably been in a situation where you had to cancel a Skippers Aviation Flight. It can be costly and difficult.