An Alliance Airlines Fokker 70 touches down for the first time at Gladstone Airport after the departure of Virgin Australia's service to Brisbane.
An Alliance Airlines Fokker 70 touches down for the first time at Gladstone Airport after the departure of Virgin Australia's service to Brisbane. Paul Braven GLA170717ALLIANCE

$99 FLIGHTS: The cheapest times to fly to Brisbane

SOME fares for flights between Brisbane and Gladstone will be discounted to $99 each way, with the launch of a Community Fare initiative.

Alliance Airlines today announced its Community Fare for Gladstone, in a bid to reduce the costs of air travel for residents.

Chief executive officer Lee Schofield said the company understood the cost of air travel, particularly the impact it has on regional communities including Gladstone.

Mr Schofield said the three-month trial of the $99 flights would include flight times that support Gladstone's corporate and leisure travellers to Brisbane at the start of the week, returning late in the week.

The announcement follows Qantas' launch of a $10 million investment to offer discounts to some regional towns, but it did not include Gladstone. 

Alliance's community fare is subject to availability on ex-Gladstone on Monday (VA2900/VA2904) and Tuesday (VA2900), and ex-Brisbane Thursday (VA 2901/VA2905) and Friday (VA2901).

The flights are available for sale and travel until 31 October 2019.

The uptake from the Gladstone community will determine Alliance's continuation of the fare beyond the three-month trial.