Australia's Alliance Airlines teams up with Fokker Services

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Australian regional carrier Alliance Airlines has signed an agreement with Fokker Services to help new operators in Asia begin operations with Fokker aircraft.

The airline will provide aircraft, maintenance, crew and insurance services to new operators of Fokker 100 twin-jets, while Fokker Services will supply the technical support, says Fokker.

The tie-up comes under the FlyFokker Take Off programme, which aims to get new operators airborne within six weeks of a go-ahead.

"It will enable start-up operators to focus on their customers and thereby start making revenue shortly after deciding on the aircraft. This will also mean competitive and predictable costs for the airline during the challenging start-up period," says Fokker Services' VP for marketing and sales Erik Goedhart.