First to touch down was E-190 VH-ZPN which arrived from Brisbane as VOZ1709. It later departed as VOZ1712.
Then as it departed, fellow E-190 VH-ZPJ was spotted arriving as VOZ1711. It departed later as VOZ1714.
Later in the day, E-190 VH-ZPB arrived as VOZ1713. It departed as VOZ1720.
Then lastly on Friday 5 July, E-190 VH-ZPM - which wears the colours of 'Pacfiic Blue' arrived from and later departed back to Brisbane as VOZ1717/1716.
It's been a busy week at Gladstone Airport this week with a total of nine Virgin Australia Embraer E-190 jet services, on top of the 'regular' scheduled Virgin Australia Regional Airlines ATR turbo-prop services from and back to Brisbane. Of course, QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 jet services and QantasLink Dash-8 services continue to operateeach day.
In fact, sources indicate that there were as many as 18 various commercial departures during Friday.
Thanks to Gladstone plane spotters Michael F, Jamie C and Tash C for capturing the record-breaking action!
Photos taken by Michael Fleetwood, Jamie C and Tash C ©