Alliance Airlines, Gladstone’s newest scheduled airline operator, will give a free return flight to every passenger who books and travels on any of the airline’s first Gladstone to Brisbane services on Monday 17 July, 2017 which is their first day of operations into Gladstone.


The airline said the flight giveaway is to celebrate the start of its regular scheduled services to Gladstone.


“We are excited to be entering the important Gladstone market with 34 jet services weekly between Gladstone and Brisbane and are encouraged by the enthusiastic support we have received from the city and business community” said Alliance Airlines CEO Lee Schofield.


“We understand the importance of reliable, frequent air access to this city and to the region and we look forward to introducing the only jet service on the Gladstone – Brisbane route,” he said.


On Monday 17 July, the airline’s first day of operation, Alliance Airlines will give every passenger who books and travels on its three flights to Brisbane, a free return ticket on the route*.


“It’s a very genuine offer, one free return ticket for every passenger who buys a seat on our first three outbound services,’ Mr Schofield said.


“It is simply our team’s way of thanking Gladstone for supporting us from day one.”


Alliance Airlines has flown throughout regional Queensland since 2002 and now flies into all Australian states and territories. ‘We have become a participating community member in all cities that we fly into and over the coming months we will demonstrate this to Gladstone’ Mr Schofield said.


Bookings for Alliance Airlines flights can be made via and Velocity frequent flyer points apply.  *Gift flights must be booked for travel between 17 July 2017 until 1 December 2017. Bookings are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.


Alliance Airlines will operate Fokker 70 jet services on the Gladstone – Brisbane route. Flights are scheduled at 60 minutes, with actual flying time as short as 40 minutes. The airline’s 80-seat aircraft are configured in a one class, 3 x 2 seating layout with generous seat pitch.


About Alliance Airlines

Founded in 2002, ASX listed Alliance Aviation is Australasia’s leading provider of contract, charter and allied aviation services. The company has fully established bases in Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Townsville and Perth and provides essential services to resources, tourism and government sectors. Alliance Airlines will commence its first scheduled passenger services between Brisbane and Bundaberg, Gladstone and Port Macquarie on 17 July, 2017. For further information visit


MEDIA RELEASE – 7 July 2017