Collecting ballot papers from the Tiwi Islands
In May 2022, a travel agency asked us to help Australian electoral officials to collect federal ballot papers from remote Northern Territory communities that couldn’t be reached by scheduled services. Faced with a lack of local operators, the race was on to find a suitable aircraft that could complete the charter before the election deadline.
Route: Darwin > Pirlangimpi > Milikapiti > Wurankuwu > Minjilang > Warruwi > Darwin > Wurrumiyanga > Pickertaramoor
Aircraft: Cessna 404 Titan
After assessing each of the airstrips on the route, we reached out to operators in other states to find a suitable aircraft. Within hours, we’d source a Cessna 404 Titan that had sufficient payload for the passengers and ballot papers and could land in each location. The aircraft and crew were quickly mobilised to ensure the sensitive cargo was collected in time.
The Finer Details
Available 24/7: A dedicated account manager was on-hand around the clock to quickly accommodate any last-minute schedule changes.
Buying Power: Air Charter Service has strong relationships with operators around the world, giving us access to aircraft from further afield when local supply is low.