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Old March 24th, 2010, 08:25 AM   #1
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Alliance Airlines

From Travel Today:

Alliance Airlines has announced
plans to expand their operations
in the Asia Pacific region, with
the acquisition of an additional
eight Fokker 100 twinjets, taking
its fleet of these aircraft to 19.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 10:02 AM   #2
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Are they going to base these a/c overseas? The F100 doesn't have very long legs.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:27 AM   #3
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The cairns post news story said that they like to get into the PNG minning charter work.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:47 AM   #4
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This was previously on the Regional Queensland airport news page:

Alliance Airlines mining connections for Cairns AirportThursday, March 18, 2010
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CHARTER company Alliance Airlines has announced it will open an operations base at Cairns airport from May.

The base will operate two Fokker 100 jets from Cairns and employ 20 people, including 14 flight staff and three engineers.

Alliance Airlines works closely with the mining industry but also does some tourism work and has ferried the North Queensland Cowboys on occasion.

It already has bases in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Townsville and now Cairns.

Alliance general manager commercial, Ken Crawford, said the new base would help tap into the resources boom in northern Australia.

"We saw excellent organic growth from the resources industry, but on top of that there’s very exciting developments in New Guinea and the mining regions of Far North Queensland and the Northern Territory," he said.

"The population base of Cairns, its resources and infrastructure, ideally lends itself to be the next expansion point of Alliance Airlines."

The Fokker 100 aircraft have 100 seats and can fly up to 2500km or for three and a half hours, putting Cairns in range of Western Australia, Adelaide and the Solomon Islands.

Cairns Airport boss Stephen Gregg welcomed the announcement.

"This is great news for the local economy and will bring with it excellent job and business development opportunities," he said.

Meanwhile, the first of a three week trial of daily direct flights from Guam arrived at 12.30am yesterday.

While the exact number of passengers on the Continental Micronesia Boeing 737-800 was unavailable, the jet carries a maximum of 155 passengers and the extra flights are due to seasonal demand
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:56 AM   #5
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From airliners.net:

Various sources are reporting that Alliance Airlines (QQ), based in Brisbane, Australia has signed a letter of intent to purchase 8 F100s form an unnamed European vendor, which will see their F100 fleet (many ex-US?) expand to 19. Alliance runs charters, mostly for mining but also the government sector.

From what I can see, this will make Alliance the largest F100 operator, and the second largest Fokker operator after KLM (Alliance also operates 6 F50s).
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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:33 AM   #6
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Hey, it's all a bit circular, isn't it - the a.net poster was me. I did a little more searching after I saw your post - flightglobal had a more detailed report. Then I had a bit of a look at fleet lists.....
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Time to dig up this thread to post this pic:


http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7309258&nseq=0

Ex-Qantas (Jetconnect)
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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #8
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Thanks Wezza for the photo see story below

Alliance Airlines has added a 737-400 to its fleet, with the ex Qantas and Qantas-Jetconnect aircraft now operated on Alliance’s behalf by New Zealand based Airwork.

The aircraft, ZK-JTQ, arrived in Perth on Monday. It will be operate a twice daily mine charter between Perth and Karratha.

The aircraft was repainted at Airwork's Auckland facility.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:12 PM   #9
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Alliance Airlines has added a 737-400 to its fleet, with the ex Qantas and Qantas-Jetconnect aircraft now operated on Alliance’s behalf by New Zealand based Airwork.

The aircraft, ZK-JTQ, arrived in Perth on Monday. It will be operate a twice daily mine charter between Perth and Karratha.

The aircraft was repainted at Airwork's Auckland facility.
So are the alliance guys gonna get big heads and become the next strategic and and try their hand at rpt?
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 05:05 PM   #10
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They have done RPT flying in the past and moved on, but are now concentrating on being the largest FIFO operator in Australia. They wont turn into another VC type operation and will stay focused on where the best returns are and they have a lot more aviation management experience than the boss of VC ever had.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 10:53 PM   #11
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So are the alliance guys gonna get big heads and become the next strategic and and try their hand at rpt?
Isn't Perth->Karratha technically RPT?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:50 AM   #12
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Yes, anyone can book RPT tickets between Perth and Karratha on Alliance.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #13
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It will be operate a twice daily mine charter between Perth and Karratha.
Incorrect, it is just a normal RPT flight, freeing up one of their FK100's
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