A Brisbane based spotter popped into both Rockhampton and Mackay Airports, and has sent to me some of his notes from Mackay Airport on Sunday 11 March.
Arriving as QLK2308 - Rockhampton to Mackay - was Dash-8-Q300 VH-TQK. Later Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOW - in Taronga Zoo livery - operated the QLK2516/2517 from and back to Brisbane.
Also on the QantasLink section of the Mackay Airport apron was Cobham Aviation-operated Boeing B717-200 VH-NXN which was at Mackay Airport from 1030-1430 completing some ground crew training. VH-NXN is pictured earlier this month at Rockhampton Airport.
VH-NXN arrived into Mackay earlier in the morning as QFA1774. Scheduled QantasLink B717-200 services to Mackay will be starting on Monday 26 March.
Also noted at Mackay was Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-VUM which has recently revised 'Airline of Virgin Blue' titles. The aircraft actually made two visits to Mackay on Sunday operating as VOZ609/610 and then later as VOZ613/616 - both Brisbane-Mackay-Brisbane. Virgin's Embraer E-190 VH-ZPE was also noted operating the DJ1471/1472 service from and back to Sydney.
Lastly, Jetstar Airways Airbus A320-200's VH-VQH, VH-VGD, and VH-VQV were noted operating the airline's services from and back to Brisbane.