Alliance Airlines start flying into Cairns in new domestic route


In a welcome boost for regional tourism, Alliance Airlines will begin flying direct to the Sunshine Coast and onward to Cairns from Canberra on Friday, October 23, with more destinations added in the future.

“With international visitation halted for the foreseeable future, we must be innovative in opening up direct aviation links with COVID-safe destinations in Australia.”

ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr

“More direct flights to COVID-safe destinations will also allow Canberrans to holiday and visit family and friends.”Alliance Airlines are a well-established regional airline, headquartered in Brisbane. This entry into Canberra is timely, and I think important in the context of competition in the domestic aviation market.”

The new double destination service is the first time Alliance Airlines has offered regular passenger services to Canberra.Flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays using Alliance’s 100-seat Fokker 100 jet.

From 23 October 2020, Alliance will operate twice weekly services on Mondays and Fridays, using a 100-seat Fokker 100 jet.

Seats are on sale now, starting at $129 one way including taxes between Canberra and the Sunshine Coast, and $249 one way including taxes between Canberra and Cairns (conditions apply).

Book at or via your local travel agent. 

Our flexibility and willingness to find solutions during these testing times has seen Alliance operate new regular charter flights from Brisbane to Emerald, Moranbah, Rockhampton, Mackay, Mount Isa and Weipaโ€ฆ.we have also worked with government, tourism authorities, airports and our existing clients to commence new regular scheduled services, which include Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast, Brisbane to Moranbah, Sunshine Coast to Cairns and Perth to Port Hedland.
Lee Schofield, Chief Executive Officer


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