ALLIANCE AIRLINES FLEET EXPANSION, LIVERY UPDATE
October 30, 2020 - Australian domestic airline Alliance Airlines is expanding its fleet with 30 x pre-owned Embraer 190s. To celebrate this milestone event Lila Design (www.liladesign.com) has been working with the airline on a livery revitalization in which the brand presence is maximized though class and efficiency are maintained. The first Embraer 190 in full new livery has already been ferried from Costa Rica to Brisbane.
What a sturdy welcome landing at Brisbane Int'l Airport by the heroeic ferry crew of Southern Cross International (October 29, 2020)! Movie Filmed by Alliance Airlines »
MONTREAL ALOUETTES TEAMING WITH NOLINOR
October 8, 2020 - The Montreal Alouettes and Nolinor Aviation announced on Wednesday that they will be teaming up for the next ten years, as Nolinor remains the club’s official charter flight partner. This new deal goes even further than the previous one as a Boeing 737 plane was personalized with the team’s logo and colours, designed by Lila Design (www.liladesign.com).
Montreal therefore becomes the first Canadian Football League team to have it’s own personalized plane. The Boeing 737 was specifically configured and personalized to accommodate all of the travelling members of the team and to transport all of its equipment to road games.
“We are very proud to continue our partnership with Nolinor Aviation, a local company. Their proposition is very original. On top of counting on their transportation service for our travels, we can do so while sporting our colours,” declared Alouettes President Mario Cecchini. “This partnership offers us many advantages. We have a greater flexibility for our traveling schedule, on top of continuing to work hand in hand with a partner that offers an excellent service, and whose staff is always in good spirits.”
The Alouettes will travel on board of a personalized plane to all of their road games. The charter service allows the organization to choose its departure times, which is an undeniable asset in the team’s weekly preparation.
“For this second partnership with the Alouettes we wanted to offer a unique service that would not only allow the team to shine, but that would also outline our know-how in personalized air transportation service. Offering personalized travelling solutions has been our strength for over 25 years,”
The plane has already been in circulation for a few weeks and has become the subject of a few social media posts in whatever region it finds itself. One of the plane’s first mission consisted in delivering medical equipment to areas in need at the beginning of the pandemic. A video has been made to present the paint process which allowed Nolinor Aviation to transform the plane.
Founded in 1992, Nolinor Aviation is the largest airline carrier offering specialized commercial charter flights. We offer air service to all regions of Canada, the United States and multiple other destinations around the world, and stands out for the safety of its equipment and services. Nolinor Aviation (ATAI code N5) is a private company, wholly owned by the Prud’homme family trust. For more details, visit www.nolinor.com, follow @nolinor_aviation on Instagram.
About the Montreal Alouettes
Founded in 1946, the Montreal Alouettes possess a rich history. The organization has had its name inscribed seven times on the Grey Cup (1949, 1970, 1974, 1977, 2002, 2009, 2010), a trophy awarded yearly to the champion of the Canadian Football League. They play their home games at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, on beautiful Mount Royal.
Photo: Maxime Vibert-Ward
'OWG' NEW CANADIAN AIR CARRIER DESPITE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
July 13, 2020 - Hola Sun Holidays is pleased to announce a partnership with a new air carrier: OWG
OWG is a subsidiary of Nolinor Aviation, a 100% Canadian airline based in Quebec, in operation since 1992.
This new and strategic alliance will allow Hola Sun Holidays (as well as its sister company Caribe Sol in Quebec) to offer direct and dedicated flights to Cuba on board modern Boeing 737-400s, with excellent departure times. These aircraft are equipped with the latest technology, including high-end safety and precision tracking systems, and boast a completely modernized cabin for passengers’ utmost comfort.
Flights to Cuba with OWG will be offered from November 01, 2020 onwards. Among others, destinations include Cayo Coco, Holguin, Santa Clara and Varadero. Online check-in, seat selection and Select Class upgrade will be some of the services offered by OWG.
The new Hola Sun Holidays 2020-2021 brochure will be available for consultation on its website in mid-July and at travel agency branches in early September. Meanwhile, Hola Sun Holidays’ fall and winter products can be booked online at holasunholidays.ca. Travel agents can use the standard channels at their disposal (sirev.com or holacaribeagent.com).
OWG is proud to finally be able to announce its first destinations in partnership with Hola Sun Holidays, which will, definitely, help the take-off of our new airline!
'PINK LADY' SUPPORTING AUSTRALIANS AFFECTED BY BREAST CANCER
Introducing Alliance Airlines' ‘Pink Lady’, supporting Australians affected by breast cancer: This month, Alliance will officially launch the latest addition to our fleet of aircraft in support of Australians affected by breast cancer. Alliance’s Pink Lady will redefine ‘pretty in pink’ as she flies in her Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) livery, designed by Lila Design, throughout Australia. She will depart from the UK and fly to Australia soon. More info at bcna.org.au. See also our portfolio.
ALLIANCE TO FURTHER EXPAND OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN TERRITORY
Alliance Airlines today announced its intention to significantly expand its fleet in the Northern Territory from one aircraft to four. The three additional Fokker jet aircraft (2 x F70 and 1 x F100) will join an existing 100 seat Fokker 100 aircraft to round out the Darwin based all jet fleet. The additional aircraft will come into service between July and December this year. Alliance opened its Darwin base in February 2018 with the stated intention of expanding that commitment when the time was right. Advertisements for additional Darwin based staff have been placed in today’s national newspapers and on-line employment sites.
Scott McMillan, Managing Director Alliance Airlines, stated “That this expansion continues the growth Alliance has undertaken since 2002. Alliance’s operations are now based in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Townsville and Rockhampton. Alliance has always committed to employing a local workforce, engaging with local businesses and becoming a contributing member of the local community just as we have shown in the Northern Territory over the last 15 months.”
Mr McMillan went onto state, “Since our inception Alliance has grown to being the largest contract aviation operator in Australia, concentrating on the three key parameters of safety, on time performance and financial sustainability. Our on time performance and engineering dispatch reliability are industry-leading, resulting in long term customer loyalty. The requests for additional contractual business has grown to the point where we are confident that the Darwin operation can be significantly and viably expanded.”
In addition to contract services ex Darwin, Alliance has been providing services to Uluru for inbound tour operators, Tauck (for the past seven years) and JTB (for the past twelve months). These tourism services operate from, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast and to Cairns. Later this month, Alliance will also commence a tourism service for JTB from Perth.
In addition to tourism services, Alliance also operates two flights per week between Brisbane and Alice Springs on behalf of Virgin Australia and one service per week in support of the mining sector.
Alliance is in ongoing dialogue with the Northern Territory Government, individual communities and resource companies.
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The scale of operations provided by the mining and tourism work will also enable Alliance to commence scheduled services from Darwin in the future. Mr McMillan said, “There are a few routes that are of interest to Alliance, which will both tie up our National network and provide greater access to air services for the people in Northern Australia.”
Mr Michael Gunner, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory said “More flight options mean greater choice for Territorians and greater competition, which we welcome. We look forward to continuing to engage with Alliance about their plans to further expand their operations in the Territory”. As part of this expansion and to commemorate a significant Australian aviation event, Alliance will be painting a special livery on the last F70 to be delivered to Darwin from Europe in December this year. That livery, designed by the world acclaimed Netherlands design house Lila Design, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first aerial flight from England on 10th December 1919.
At 3:40pm on December 10 1919, Ross Smith landed the “Vimy” at Port Darwin’s Fannie Bay airfield—exactly 27 days and 20 hours after departing Hounslow airfield in London. The Great Air Race had been won, as had the 10,000-pound Australian Government prize. The crowd at Fannie Bay was overcome with excitement!
Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, representing the Australian defence department, were the first to officially welcome the four airmen. On 16 November 1920 Fysh and McGinness with grazier Fergus McMaster founded Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd (QANTAS). No doubt inspired by the heroic achievements of the Vimy crew, the previous year. The crew of the aircraft, listed below, are commemorated on the Ross Smith Memorial at Fannie Bay in Darwin:
CAPTAIN ROSS MACPHERSON SMITH
LIEUTENANT KEITH MACPHERSON SMITH
SERGEANT WALTER HENRY SHIERS
SERGEANT JAMES MALLETT BENNETT
Alliance is Australasia’s leading provider of contract, charter and allied aviation services currently employing in excess of 590 full time staff. The business currently operates a fleet of 23 Fokker F100, 10 Fokker 70LR jet aircraft and five Fokker 50 turboprops with additional fleet units scheduled to enter service during the remainder of 2019. Alliance has world leading operational performance, a key attribute sought by its customers. The Company has operational bases in Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Rockhampton.
For more information contact:
Lee Schofield, CEO
Alliance Aviation Services Limited
+61 7 3212 1521
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The crew of the Vickers Vimy that won the 1919 Great Air Race – Keith Smith, Ross, Smith, James Bennett and Walter Shiers. (State Library of South Australia)
First official presentation at the RAAF Edinburgh Air Show 2019. Pictured: Alliance's crew with Steve Padgett, Chairman and his wife Lorraine after delivering VH-QQW to the RAAF Base Edinburgh.