Monday, August 17, 2020

Alliance Airlines Starts RPT Flights to Moranbah Airport with Fokker F-70 VH-NKU Touching Down

On Monday 17 August, Alliance Airlines marked a major milestone with its first scheduled Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) flight to Moranbah Airport touching down from Brisbane.  Australia's leading charter airline has introduced seven new weekly RPT services which will operated by their fleet of 80-seat Fokker 70 jets, and will provide the community and resource industry companies with more seats at affordable prices.

The UTY4352/3 service into Moranbah Airport from and back to Brisbane on Monday was operated by Fokker F-70 VH-NKU and touched down in amongst several Alliance Airlines operated Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights which also call into Moranbah Airport most days.

Alliance CEO Lee Schofield was one of the passengers to travel on the first scheduled jet service into Moranbah and said it was great to see so many customers embracing the new offering.

The current flight schedule is shown below.

The Isaac Regional Council Mayor has welcomed the new addition, saying flights from Brisbane to Paris were cheaper than trips from Brisbane to Moranbah.  Virgin Australia withdrew their ATR 72 flights from Moranbah in 2017 and it has been one of the most expensive destinations within Australia in recent times with only limited QantasLink Dash-8 flights available from Brisbane.

Great to see these new flights start and I for one will certainly be interested to see where prices settle!

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