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Ainorth’s Annual Santa Run Brings Cheer to Elcho Island and Maningrida

January 05, 2018

Airnorth recently teamed up with Santa and his helpers to deliver holiday cheer to children in Elcho Island and Maningrida. The annual Santa Run hosted by Airnorth aims to give back to remote communities where Airnorth operates as an essential transport service.

Santa departed Darwin on a Brasilia E120 Airnorth aircraft and arrived at Elcho Island airport to a crowd of more than 200 smiling children. During the visit, kids sang Christmas carols, enjoyed warm pancakes, and took photos with Santa.

In Maningrida, Santa visited Indigenous family’s children at the Health Clinic, The Council Office, Barlmarrk Supermarket and the Maningrida Progress Association.

“Airnorth is committed to bringing all communities together, far and wide across Australia and internationally, by delivering a safe and reliable air travel service,” said Airnorth CEO Daniel Bowden. “This annual event is supported by the local communities of the Northern Territory and we would like to thank WINC, and all groups in Elcho Island and Maningrida that offered their services and coordination efforts to make the 2017 Airnorth Santa Run such a great success.”