Brisbane airline winging it to regional Queensland

The regions of Queensland are more accessible than ever after Brisbane-based Alliance Airlines launched commercial routes to three new destinations.

The Brisbane Times has reported the first trips out of Brisbane were completed to Gladstone, Bundaberg and Port Macquarie.

Alliance Airlines chief executive Lee Schofield said the airline had an agreement with Virgin Australia which opened the opportunity to fly to regional Queensland.

“It’s the best of both worlds. All Alliance passengers will be able to enjoy Virgin Australia’s Velocity points and lounge access, with the added bonus of our jet services to the three ports, which means a faster and smoother ride,” Mr Schofield said.

RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said Queensland had plenty to offer for both residents and tourists and welcomed the new link to the regions.

Alliance Airlines at Gladstone. Photo: The Brisbane Times.

“Connecting Queenslanders between the capital city and areas of regional beauty allows people to travel for business or leisure,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Travellers wanting to explore Queensland can now choose between five different major commercial airlines including Jetstar, TigerAir, Virgin Australia, Qantas and now Alliance Australia.

“There are various ways people can book their flights, but with RACQ Travel, there is an exciting option for people wanting to combine flights with accommodation and excursions.”