i believe they may be signing a lease on one of Skywest's F50's , and have plans to aquire more of the F100's as there are a number of cheap used examples lying around. I think they will go quite well, and have plans to expand services back into Darwin and Alice, routes they flew prior to the collapse of Ansett, they also have a bit of charter work on the go and are using the F100's on contract to the adf doing troop changeover Townsville-Darwin_Dili and return starting middle of October. as for the website they must be changing over soon you would think???
They appear to be struggling a bit on the Norfolk Island run with the F100's. They were to commence a Sydney/Norfolk Island service on 7th September to operate on Saturday & Sundays. Startup date is now 28th September and then only on Saturdays.
From Brisbane they appear to be hauling a lot of day trippers.
On Sundays after they arrive on Norfolk Island from Brisbane they have to startup again and go an park on the end of the non-jet runway to allow ANZ/NJE flights in, and then at on Sunday evening startup again and taxi back to the terminal.
I hate to think of the maintenance cost of all those engine starts.
I think you'll find that the F-100 that arrived in Bne at that time is Skywest's 1st F-100 (VH-FNY) that arrived from its ferry from Europe. It's getting some final touches before going over to the west to take over from FWI's position that has been on loan for the week, hence the F-50(FNH) that has been doing a week's work for Alliance. It's Skywest who has directly leased the aircraft, it's nothing to do with Alliance. Skywest is just using the Alliance AOC and crews till such time that Skywest train their people and gets their own AOC for it.
Alliance need to act fast or they will be gone in 6 months. The average Joe Bloggs on the streets of Brisbane have no idea who they are. Their Brisbane terminal set up doesn't help either their passengers are required to go through Qantas or Virgin Blue secruity . Qantas wants the centre terminal and BAL will give it to them. Qantas are killing them on Gladstone and Rocky and now they have Virgin to contend with. Whatever route they start Virgin will follow.