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Air Services

Whether you are after a sightseeing adventure or spectacular views to capture that perfect photograph, East Arnhem Land has a range of operators providing regular, quality air services.

Services available include: individual and business passenger charter, scenic tours, air freight, remote logistics, aerial surveys, aerial photography, and search rescue.

Most services operate from the general aviation area at Gove Airport, just a short fifteen minute drive from Nhulunbuy or from Darwin airport and service a range of communities and homelands across East Arnhem and the Northern Territory.

Air Frontier

Air Frontier is located on Melville Bay Road at the general aviation area at the Gove Airport. Air Frontier also has bases in Darwin, Maningrida and Groote Eylandt. They have a fleet of more than 40 aircraft and provide a wide variety of flexible charter, freight, and scenic services at very competitive rates. Air Frontier offers a range of scenic flights and air adventures and can tailor and combine trips to create an itinerary prefect for you. 

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Black Diamond Aviation

Get a bird’s-eye view of the majestic landscape of East Arnhem on a Black Diamond Aviation scenic flight. Based in Nhulunbuy, they operate all throughout the year and can tailor a scenic flight that caters to your group’s interest and budget. You can choose a flight showcasing views at sunrise, in the middle of the day or sunset and they will ensure you get the best view of the East Arnhem region. With highly knowledgeable pilots, Black Diamond flights offer you in-depth knowledge of the region...

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When time is short, chartering an aircraft is the best way to ensure you get to see the splendour of this unique part of Australia. Chartair operates regular services between Darwin and Groote Eylandt operating on Monday, Wednesday and Friday as well as scenic flight options on request.  With Chartair's large, varied fleet they have something to suit every budget – whether you want the aircraft for your own party or are happy to share on another planned flight, contact the friendly te...

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Fly Tiwi

Fly Tiwi is based in Darwin and offers a Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) service to the East Arnhem communities of Ramingining, Gapuwiyak and Milingimbi. This service provides easy access to the region’s communities and art centres for those looking to explore them. Fly Tiwi operates a fleet of well-maintained aircraft crewed by highly professional pilots who know the Territory and its unique flying conditions.

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Marthakal Air

Marthakal Air is located at Elcho Island Airport on Galiwin’ku and has been serving the Yolŋu people and East Arnhem communities since 1995, offering single engine and twin engine aircraft charters. Marthakal Air is a subsidiary of Marthakal Homelands Resource Centre Aboriginal Corporation and prides itself on supporting the local community.  

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Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

Book your RPT here. MAF, based at the Gove Airport, offers a Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) service in East Arnhem. This service provides easy access to the region’s communities and art centres for those looking to explore them. The RPT operates regularly from Gove Airport to Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella), Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island), Milingimbi, Ramingining and Groote Eylandt. A convenient online portal makes it an easy task to select flights, make payment and book tickets. MAF also offers scenic ...

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