Alliance Airlines boss Lee Schofield built the small charter business into a thriving airline boasting the biggest fleet of Fokker jets in the world. Photo Mark Cranitch.
Alliance Airlines boss Lee Schofield built the small charter business into a thriving airline boasting the biggest fleet of Fokker jets in the world. Photo Mark Cranitch.

Airline bolsters regional flights into Moranbah

A QUEENSLAND-based airline has bolstered its regional offering with the addition of a daily service into Moranbah.

Alliance Airlines this morning announced it would begin flying seven services per week between Brisbane and Moranbah from August 17.

Fares on the 80-seat Fokker 70 jets will begin from $199 each way with an introductory all-inclusive $139 one-way fare offer available for a limited time.

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Thermal screening is underway at Moranbah Airport for BHP workers departing the region. Picture: BHP
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Alliance CEO Lee Schofield said the flights were catered to the needs of the resources industry and would also service the Isaac community.

"We believe the speed, comfort and reliability of the Fokker 70 jet will make Alliance an attractive option for residents and resource workers travelling between Brisbane and Moranbah," he said.

The route has previously been serviced by Qantas and Alliance.

Mr Schofield said the new services would offer the only scheduled jet flights into Moranbah and cut down flight time.

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"The fact we are introducing competition to this important route will also ensure the whole region benefits from additional capacity and lower fares," he said.

Alliance Airlines providers contract, charter and allied aviation services across regional Australia and services the mining, energy, tourism and government sectors as well as domestic travellers.

The company will conduct COVID-19 screening on all passengers flying on this service after consultation with the resources industry.


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