Local Business Kimberley
Hours: 0530 - 1700 hrs - 7 days per week
Aviair operates Kununurra’s only fully air-conditioned fleet and newest fleet of aircraft, with easy access to seating via a centre aisle. Each of our aircraft have high wings and large windows for great viewing with your pilot providing commentary on every flight. We offer the opportunity to explore Purnululu National Park with a return scenic flight, a guided walk with Bungle Bungle Guided Tours, a thrilling helicopter flight with HeliSpirit, a night at the beautiful Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge - or a combination of all options.
Multi-award winning Aviair is a regional airline, charter flight operator, regular public transport (RPT) operator and a scenic air tour operator. Our head office is in Kununurra, the Kimberley, and we have large operations at both Broome and at Karratha, Western Australia.
Aviair is the specialist when it comes to touring the spectacular Kimberley region, including the world heritage listed Purnululu National Park where the Bungle Bungle range enthrals visitors. The remote Mitchell Falls and Kimberley Coast are equally spectacular in their natural beauty and an air tour is the best way to explore.
Aviair’s fleet of 30 aircraft include; Pilatus PC12 pressurised single-engine turbine aeroplanes, B200 King Air twin turbine aeroplanes, Cessna 208 propjet Caravans, Beechcraft Baron, Cessna 210 and GA8 Airvan types. Our mission capabilities include: regular public transport (RPT), passenger charter, mining company FIFO, air freight, RFDS clinic flights, RASS remote area services, search and rescue flights, aerial geophysical work, photography flights, scenic flights and tailor-made itineraries.
Aviair, formerly known as Slingair, was founded by Kerry Slingsby in Kununurra in 1984 and more recently was owned by the Aviator Group, a private equity group based in Sydney. Under local Kununurra ownership since April 2016, Aviair is owned by Michael McConachy (Managing Director) and Geoff Hamilton, who are co-owners of the well known helicopter business, HeliSpirit, operating 24 helicopters across WA and the NT.
Aviair and our team are committed supporters of the Kimberley and Pilbara community and we support many community organisations and events with sponsorship and services. In 2019 we are proud to be the naming rights sponsor of the Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience concert on May 25th on the shores of Lake Kununurra.
319 Laine Jones Drive, Kununurra
Kununurra Address: Lot 319 Laine Jones Drive, Kununurra Airport, Kununurra WA 6743
Broome Address: Hangar 9, Gus Winckel Drive, Broome WA 6725
Karratha Address: 7 Norman Road, Karratha WA 6714
Formerly known as Slingair Heliwork, we are delighted to introduce you to our fresh new brand. Aviair is the new name for Slingair. We operate the youngest fleet of aircraft in the East Kimberley. All of our aircraft are air-conditioned, have high wings, and large windows for your customers viewing pleasure. Our fleet of aircraft are powered by Pratt and Whitney Prop Jet engines, which are quieter than older style piston engines. Our pilot will present his commentary across the aircraft cabins PA system so your customers do not need to wear headsets.
Aviair was the winner of the Gold Award at the 2013 Western Australian Tourism Awards in the category of Major Tour and Transport Operators. Late in 2012 the Bungle Bungle Adventurer (Tour C) flight was listed as one of the top 10 experiences to do before you die by Frommers guide. Winner of the 2010 General Tourism Business award at Australia’s North West Tourism Awards. Winner of 2009 Travelling in Australia Magazine Australia’s 20 Best Experiences Award. Winner of 2007/2008 Australia’s Northwest Tourism Award General Tourism Award. Winner of 2008 Travelling in Australia Magazine, Australia’s Best Experiences Award, winner Best Air Safari Experience 2008. 2005/2006 Australia’s Northwest Tourism Award General Tourism Award. Winner of 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003 Western Australian Tourism Award for Major Tour and Transport Operator. Winner of 1996/1997/1998 Sir David Brand Award for Tourism. Placed into Tourisms Hall of Fame twice (1999 for Sir David Brand Award and 2001 for Major Tour and Transport Operator). Winner of 1997 Kimberley Tourism Awards, Aviation category. Winner of 1996 Western Australian Tourism Award for Significant Tour and Transport Operator. National Finalist 1996 Telstra Small Business Awards.
DAY SCENIC FLIGHTS/TOURS:
24 hours or less prior to departure: booking total NON-REFUNDABLE
24 hours to 7 days prior to departure: 20% of booking total will be retained.
OVERNIGHT TOUR PACKAGES:
7 days or less prior to departure: booking total NON-REFUNDABLE
8 days to 14 days prior to departure: 50% of booking total will be retained
15 days to 30 days prior to departure: 20% of booking total will be retained.
Cancellations must be advised in writing.
We strongly recommend that all customers take out travel insurance.
In the event of a tour being cancelled by us customers will be entitled to a full refund without penalty.