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Alliance Airlines Celebrate First Canberra - Sunshine Coast - Cairns Flight

Friday, October 23 marked the first-ever scheduled flight linking Canberra with Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, connecting onwards to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland.

Friday, October 23 marked the first-ever scheduled flight linking Canberra with Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, connecting onwards to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland.

The historic service was made possible with the support of Canberra and Sunshine Coast Airports and the Queensland Government.

Operated by Alliance Airlines’ 100-seat Fokker 100 jet, this twice-weekly service will operate on Mondays and Fridays.

Alliance Airlines CEO Lee Schofield and Sunshine Coast Airport CEO Andrew Brodie travelled on the inaugural service and they were welcomed on arrival by Canberra Airport’s CEO, Stephen Byron.

“I was delighted to be able to join today’s first-ever commercial flight between the Sunshine Coast and Canberra”, Alliance Airlines CEO Lee Schofield said.

An impressive cake to celebrate!

“We look forward to welcoming many residents of Canberra and the surrounding region onto our new services to Queensland, as well as residents of the Sunshine Coast and North Queensland heading to the Nation’s Capital and, once border restrictions ease, to the surrounding regions of NSW.

“I would especially like to thank Sunshine Coast Airport, Canberra Airport and the Queensland Government for their support. This new flight simply would not have occurred without this support and the strong spirit of partnership between all of the parties”, Mr Schofield said.

To celebrate the first flight, sale fares of $149 one way between Canberra and the Sunshine Coast and $249 one way between Canberra and Cairns have been released for travel in early 2021.

To book fares or for more information, visit www.allianceairlines.com.au or your local travel agent.

All fares are one way and include all taxes. Terms and conditions and credit card merchant fees apply. All fares include a 1x20kg checked luggage allowance.

Sale fares are limited and are available to book until Monday 26 October (unless sold out prior).