Welcome to Compass Express!
Thanks for visiting Compass Express - a division of the Pacific Rim's most innovative virtual airline. We offer connecting services in Australia and New Zealand to the trunk domestic and international operations of our parent Virtual Airline, Compass, which offers services around the globe.
Have a browse around, discover what we do, and if you find yourself eager to command one of our fleet of Metroliners, Beech 1900s, Saab 340Bs or Dash8's fill out an application using the "Join" menu item to the left.
Compass Express commenced operations on 04 May, 2002. Initially our fleet was all Dash 8 aircraft, with both the -100 and the -300 model being used. Since then the Q400 has been introduced and operations with the Metroliner, the B1900D and Saab have commenced with a wider range of regional destinations than ever before. Operations are currently based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Perth and Adelaide. Flights also operate from Townsville, Hobart and Canberra. Compass Express also operates a New Zealand regional route network with hubs in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.
As of 01 Jan 2007 as well as the introduction of the Metro, Beech 1900D and Saab 340B into service Compass Express also takes on a number of charter services in Western Australia to service the mining industry. These charters are scheduled along with RPT flights in the west.
Although part of Compass, Compass Express is a separate operation, running alongside the operation of the trunk route carrier. Pilots have their own career structure, promotion system and operating schedule, but at the same time they have full access to the impressive and detailed planning and other resources already available to Compass pilots. In addition pilots can transfer or be seconded from one division of the group to another.
If you are considering joining a virtual airline and are new to VA flying then Compass Express is the perfect place to start your virtual career. Flying shorter domestic routes it is a fantastic way to gain experience in VA operations. So join up today!