Alliance Airlines wins BHP Billiton Iron Ore FIFO contract

VH-JFE Fokker 70 (MSN 11545) of Alliance Airlines, in Ford hybrid livery at Perth Airport – Wed 5 February 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-JFE Fokker 70 (MSN 11545) of Alliance Airlines, in Ford hybrid livery at Perth Airport – Wed 5 February 2014.
Still wears a the smart livery of Ford Motor Co on the fuselage – it was operated by Ford in the USA as a corporate transport from 1995 to 2007, registered N324K. From 2010 to 2012, it served with Air Panama as HP-1732PST, before being acquired by Alliance Airlines in January 2013.
Seen here on takeoff from runway 21 at 16:35 as flight QQ804, callsign ‘UNITY804’, to Leinster.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FKD Fokker 100 (MSN 11357) of Alliance Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 12 February 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FKD Fokker 100 (MSN 11357) of Alliance Airlines, at Perth Airport – Wed 12 February 2014.
‘UNITY 737’ to Karratha, taking off from runway 21.
Photo © David Eyre

Copyright David Eyre – 22 May 2014

Alliance Aviation has secured its largest contract to date, a five-year contract to fly BHP Billiton Iron Ore workers to mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, using Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 aircraft.

The five-year contract, with two one-year extension options, covers 36 flights per week between Perth and Barimunya, and Perth and Coondewana. Both airports are owned and Barimunya airports, which are both owned by BHP Billiton.

The Coondewanna and Barimunya flights were formerly operated by Cobham Aviation. Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (formerly Skywest Airlines) will continue to operate on these routes, in addition to Alliance Airlines.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

2 thoughts on “Alliance Airlines wins BHP Billiton Iron Ore FIFO contract

  • May 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm
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    These flights are not former Virgin flights. They are former Cobham flights. Virgin will continue to operate services to YBRY and YCWA.

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    • May 24, 2014 at 7:25 pm
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      Thanks Glen – have corrected the last part of the text.
      Regards,
      David Eyre

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