|Fog at Gladstone yesterday (File photo taken by Michael Fleetwood ©)|
It appears from Internet-based flight-tracking program, Flightaware, that delays were confined to QantasLink flights on Tuesday morning, with no inbound Virgin flights noted. The morning QLK2300 'milk-run' from Brisbane to Cairns via Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville, bypassed Rocky and flew direct from Gladstone to Mackay. The early morning QLK2362 spent a significant time holding North of Rockhampton before successfully landing - it turned out that the flight which normally takes around an hour, actually took just over three hours!
Again, freight flights 'scheduled' into Rockhampton early on Tuesday 24 June were also affected with a pair of Toll Freight (Toll Aviation) Metro flights bypassing Rocky and flying directly to Townsville. The early morning Pel-Air SAAB 340 Freight flight from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton delayed its departure in the hope of landing at Rocky, but ended up flying from Brisbane to Mackay direct.