Alliance Airlines

Alliance Airlines Pty Limited is an Australian-based airline headquartered in Brisbane, Queensland. With a fleet size of 70 aircraft and 46 destinations, Alliance is a significant player in Australia’s aviation industry. Founded on 5 April 2002, the airline has operational bases in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Essendon, Melbourne, Perth, Rockhampton, and Townsville. Alliance specializes in fly-in fly-out (FIFO) air charter services, primarily serving the Australian mining and resources industry. It also offers private charters across Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia. Owned by parent company Alliance Aviation Services, the airline has been recognized for its operational excellence and has even attained the Flight Safety Foundation Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) Gold Status.


Alliance operates scheduled services under its own name and has wet leased Embraer 190s to Qantas. Primarily, the airline is known for its FIFO air services to over 20 mining sites and projects across Australia, including locations like Ballera, Olympic Dam, and The Granites. They also offer charter services throughout Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia.


Alliance Airlines owns and operates a diverse fleet of Fokker and Embraer aircraft. As of July 2023, their fleet consists of Embraer 190 jets, Fokker 70, and Fokker 100 planes. The Embraer 190s in the fleet come in different configurations with different passenger capacities, and a part of these are leased to Qantas. The Fokker aircraft are primarily used for FIFO and other charter services.


  • IATA: QQ

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