Connellan Airways

defunct airlines of Australia

Connellan Airways (later called Connair) was an Australian airline that operated in northern Australia. It was founded by Edward Connellan (1912–1983) on 23 July 1943. The airline flew planes between remote areas of the outback. They worked a lot with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.[1]

A Connellan Airways plane visiting a remote station in the outback, 1948.

The name was changed to Connair in 1970. Connair had money problems in the 1970s. The company was sold to another airline company on 14 March 1980. It was liquidated (turned into money and dismantled) shortly after.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "History of the Connellan Airways Trust". Connellan Airways Trust. Archived from the original on 2006-08-21. Retrieved 2006-07-18.
  2. "Fact Sheet 155: Edward John Connellan and Connellan Airways". National Archives of Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2007-12-25.