As shown above, a new taxiway has been opened, which provides another link to the main Runway 06/24 at Emerald. The photo also shows one of the four new clearly marked extra gates at Emerald Airport - Gates 3 to 6.
It was great to even spot Toll Express Freight Metro III VH-UZP parked on the new apron area as it awaited its load of cargo to fly out to Biloela / Thangool Airport and then Brisbane.
Meanwhile, I flew out on Alliance Airlines (operating for QantasLink) Fokker F-100 VH-FKK which operated my flight as QLK2415.
Shortly before I left Emerald as well, Virgin Australia (Skywest Airlines) ATR 72-500 VH-FVX arrived from Brisbane some 2-hours late as VOZ1261.
Good times in Emerald!