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Helvetic Airways retires its last Fokker 100

Helvetic Airways made this announcement:

After more than 15 years of service with the type, Helvetic Airways officially withdrew its last Fokker 100 on June 14. Just prior to its withdrawal, aircraft HB-JVG performed an exclusive scenic flight around Switzerland before making its final landing at Zurich Airport in Helvetic service.

Following some commemorative activities at the departure gate, special flight 2L 100 departed for its farewell tour of Switzerland carrying several media representatives, Helvetic Airways employees and selected guests.

On landing, the aircraft was also treated to a water salute by the airport fire service.

Photos: Nicolas Bruni / Tis Meyer

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QANTAS acquires a 19.9% share of Alliance Airlines

Alliance Airlines (Australia) Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) VH-XWS (msn 11314) BNE (Ton Jochems). Image: 945035.

The QANTAS Group has issued this statement:

The QANTAS Group has taken a 19.9 percent shareholding of Australian-based charter operator, Alliance Airlines.

Alliance Airlines is a significant service provider to the resources sector, which continues to stimulate travel demand in Western Australia and Queensland in particular. Alliance is a profitable, well-managed business with high levels of operational maturity. It is also a long-term provider to the QANTAS Group and flies regional services on behalf of the national carrier.

 

The 19.9 percent stake was acquired for an average price of $2.40 per share and for a total cost of $60 million.

QANTAS expects to ultimately seek regulatory approval from the ACCC to build on its current shareholding, with a longer-term view of taking a majority position in Alliance Airlines in order to better serve the charter market by unlocking synergies.

In the meantime, QANTAS is supportive of the ‘business as usual’ approach of Alliance Airlines management and is not seeking Board representation.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Alliance Airlines (Australia) Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) VH-XWS (msn 11314) BNE (Ton Jochems). Image: 945035.

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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 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.

Read the full report.

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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