Today, Canberra Airport celebrates the commencement of direct flights to the Sunshine Coast, with connecting flights on to Cairns, with its new airline partner Alliance Airlines. The new link will connect Canberrans to the Sunshine Coast and Northern Queensland, as well as Queenslanders to the nation’s capital.
The direct flights will operate twice-weekly on Monday and Friday using Alliance’s 100-seat Fokker 100 jet aircraft, offering industry-leading legroom in all seats.
Queensland’s border officially opened to people travelling from the ACT on Friday 25 September. Continued pressure has been placed on the Queensland Government to open the border to the surrounding NSW region. To read more on the requirement for entry into Queensland, click here.
The new double destination service is the first time Alliance Airlines has offered regular passenger services to Canberra and are one of Australia’s top regional air operators headquartered in Brisbane.
Alliance Airlines is Australia’s leading provider of contract, charter and allied aviation services currently employing in excess of 550 full time staff. Alliance Airlines provides essential services to the mining, energy, tourism and government sectors and also operates a network of regional scheduled services in Queensland. Alliance holds IATA’s IOSA certification and Flight Safety Foundation “BARS Gold” status, the first such carrier in Australia to be so recognised.
To celebrate the commencement of these flights, Alliance Airlines are offering sale fares between Canberra and the Sunshine Coast from $149 one-way including taxes and also sale fares between Canberra and Cairns from $249 one-way including taxes from today (23 October) until Monday 26 October 2020 for travel in 2021.
For more information and to book flights, click here.
To read the full media release, click here.