Friday, June 29, 2012

Virgin Australia - Skywest Airlines - ATR 72-500 VH-FVX Pops Into Moranbah Airport Thursday

Over the last few days, Moranbah Airport has received very little traffic, possibly caused by the very poor weather that had moved into Central Queensland this week.  As reported earlier, QantasLink diverted pretty much all of their scheduled RPT and fly-in fly-out (FIFO) Dash-8 flights from Brisbane to Mackay Airport.

One arrival I had been informed of was Bond Air Charter's Cessna 525A CitationJet2 bizjet VH-MOR arriving on Tuesday 26 June arriving from Brisbane.  It reportedly departed and returned to Brisbane on Wednesday.

Although, on Thursday 28 June, things at Moranbah Airport were starting to return to normal with some QantasLink flights landing, but also a Virgin Australia (Skywest Airlines) ATR 72-500 also landing from Brisbane.

ATR 72-500 VH-FVX was noted departing Brisbane early on Thursday and landed at Moranbah mid-morning.  VH-FVX was then noted departing Moranbah, returning to Brisbane this afternoon as "Virgin 852 Alpha".

Perhaps Virgin Australia will soon be flying into Moranbah more regularly!!

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