A nice surprise for Rockhampton plane spotters on Wednesday 5 March with Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-JFE touching down mid-morning as UTY2638.
|VH-JFE at Gladstone Airport in 2013 (File photo by Jamie C ©)|
It would appear that VH-JFE was operating to Rocky on behalf of QantasLink. It departed back to Brisbane as UTY2639.
This was also the first visit of an Alliance aircraft to Rockhampton for this year!
Meanwhile, we've noticed that Alliance are operating weekly Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights to Emerald Airport every Wednesday. So far, Fokker F-70 VH-QQX and F-100 VH-XWT have operated the services departing Brisbane to Emerald and back as over the last three weeks as UTY1070/1071. This flight seems to have taken over from the Vincent Aviation BAe 146-200 ZK-ECO which was operating this charter flight to Emerald and Middlemount for several months.
Alliance also flys to Emerald around every nine days on another FIFO charter run using Fokker F-50s and F-70s on the UTY650/651 from and back to Brisbane.