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Virgin Australia announces services between Brisbane and Alice Springs

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Virgin Australia on March 19, 2018 announced it will commence services between Brisbane and Alice Springs, increasing its regional domestic network offering.

From June 19, 2018, Virgin Australia will operate a twice-weekly return service on Tuesdays and Thursdays under a wet lease agreement with Alliance Airlines, operated by Alliance’s Fokker 100 and Fokker 70 fleet of aircraft.

 

Services between Brisbane and Rockhampton, currently operated by Alliance’s Fokker 100 fleet, will also benefit with Virgin Australia upgrading two existing return flights to its Boeing 737 aircraft, adding over 300 seats per week in to the region.

Brisbane-Alice Springs Schedule

ROUTE FLIGHT NUMBER DEP/ARR DAYS OF THE WEEK
BNE-ASP VA1023 1015/1305 Tuesdays and Thursdays
ASP-BNE VA1026 1340/1700 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Copyright Photo: Alliance Airlines (Australia) Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) VH-XWN (msn 11278) BNE (Peter Gates). Image: 906002.

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FlyPelican to offer flights between Newcastle and Adelaide, operated by Alliance Airlines

Alliance Airlines (Australia) Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) VH-FKF (msn 11365) BNE (Peter Gates). Image: 906805.

FlyPelican issued this statement:

2018 is off to a flying start, with Newcastle Airport and FlyPelican excited to announce direct jet services between Newcastle and Adelaide from March 2018.

FlyPelican is offering the two-hour nonstop service three times per week from Newcastle on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with the potential to add more flights if demand is strong. Flying Fokker jet aircraft seating 80 or 100 passengers (above) and offering in-flight catering and no charge for checked baggage allowance, the Newcastle-Adelaide service is ideal for business and leisure.

 

Newcastle Airport, the gateway to the region, now connects with nine domestic destinations and onwards internationally to over 65 locations in just one stop.

 

Newcastle to Adelaide

Departs

Arrives

Duration

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Sun

09:50

11:30

2hr 10min

18:35

20:15

2hr 10min

19:50

21:30

2hr 10min

Adelaide to Newcastle

Departs

Arrives

Duration

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Sun

06:30

09:10

2hr 10min

15:15

17:55

2hr 10min

16:30

19:10

2hr 10min

*FlyPelican is partnering with Alliance Airlines who will operate the flights.

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Top Copyright Photo (all others by FlyPelican): Alliance Airlines (Australia) Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) VH-FKF (msn 11365) BNE (Peter Gates). Image: 906805.

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Alliance Airlines salutes Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and the 90th anniversary of the first trans-Pacific flight with a new logo jet

Alliance Airlines is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the first trans-Pacific flight. The airline has unveiled a Fokker 100 (VH-FGB) with a special livery. The airline will also offer a commemorative beer on the flights.

The Fokker displays an image of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith on the tail

The fuselage displays the Fokker F.VIIb/3m Trimotor “Southern Cross’.

VH-FGB was painted at Norwich and has been ferried to Australia.

 

The story according to Smithy’s FGB Golden Ale:

On June 9, 1928 the Southern Cross, a Fokker F.VIIb/3m Trimotor, settled on to the grass of Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Aerodrome, having left Oakland, USA, 10 days earlier.  The aircraft flew 11,585km and had been airborne for 84 hours, with refuelling stops in Hawaii and Fiji.

Chuffed with the first ever trans-Pacific flight, the Prime Minister, Stanley Bruce, presented a cheque for £5,000 to the flight crew.  Equally pleased the flight’s financial backer Californian, George Hancock, waived any right to recover his substantial investment.

It was Saturday night and hero Australian pilots, Brisbane born Charles Kingsford Smith “Smithy” and Melbourne born Charles Ulm, together with Americans, radio operator James Warner and American navigator and engineer Harry Lyon were thirsty, cashed up and debt free.

It’s not recorded what beer they celebrated their world record breaking flight with, but “Smithy that’s Fokkin’ Good Beer” was heard well in to the night.

Alliance Airlines is the world’s largest operator of Fokker aircraft and proudly commemorates the 90th Anniversary of the Southern Cross’s historic flight with Smithy’s FGB. Cheers!

The Southern Cross is on public display near Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal.

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Alliance Airlines to operate its Fokker 100s for QANTAS Link, especially between Mount Isa and Brisbane

Alliance Airlines (Australia) Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) VH-FKF (msn 11365) BNE (Peter Gates). Image: 906805.

QANTAS Airways has announced Alliance Airlines will take over some of the flights from Mount Isa staring on December 4, 2017 until about March 2018 due to operational performance issues according to The North West Star. Alliance will operate the flights under the QANTAS Link banner but the aircraft are not expected to be repainted.

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Copyright Photo: Alliance Airlines (Australia) Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) VH-FKF (msn 11365) BNE (Peter Gates). Image: 906805.

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Alliance Airlines to operate QANTAS Link services on the Brisbane-Emerald route starting on June 4

Alliance Airlines (Brisbane) will start operating Fokker 100s as a QANTAS Link carrier on the Brisbane-Emerald route starting on June 4. So far, no Alliance Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100s have been repainted into QANTAS colors.

QANTAS issued the following statement:

“QANTAS Link has announced it will introduce Fokker F100* jet services between Brisbane and Emerald from June 4, 2012. These new jet services will support Q400 services on the route whilst also providing cascaded growth across several key Queensland markets including Roma and Bundaberg.

Alongside the introduction of 19 F100 jet services, QANTAS Link will also add four extra flights between Brisbane and Emerald taking the total number of return services on the route to 45 per week.

Additional Q400 aircraft services will benefit several key markets as follows:

– Increased flights between Brisbane and Roma with four additional services introduced to provide over 290 new seats per week.
– Customers travelling between Brisbane and Bundaberg will have access to an extra 392 seats per week.
– Customers travelling to and from Newcastle, Hervey Bay and Biloela will also benefit from extra seats becoming available on these markets.

*F100 services between Emerald and Brisbane will be operated on behalf of QantasLink by Alliance Airlines.”

Copyright Photo: Peter Gates.

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Alliance Airlines to expand its Adelaide maintenance base

Alliance Airlines (Brisbane) is planning to expand its Adelaide operations, expanding a second maintenance base according to this report by Flightcentric.

Adelaide is already being used by the airline for line maintenance and heavy maintenance for its Fokker 50s. Alliance will now broaden its activities at Adelaide to include major maintenance for Fokker 100s and the newly-acquired Fokker 70s.

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Alliance Airlines to add eight more Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100s

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Alliance Airlines (Brisbane) plans to buy an additional eight Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100s (Fokker 100s) in order to expand its operations according to Flightglobal. The company signed a letter of intent (LOI) with an unnamed European vendor for the 100-seat aircraft, which will be delivered progressively from May. When the deliveries are completed, Alliance will have a fleet of 19 Fokker F.28 Mk. 100s and six Fokker F.27 Mk. 50s.

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www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/03/24/339835/australias-alliance-airlines-inks-deal-for-eight-fokker.html