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!