The majority of these aircraft have been QantasLink aircraft - both Dash-8-Q300 and Dash-8-Q400 turboprops, along with Cobham Aviation-operated Boeing B717-200 jets. There has also been around 17 Virgin Australia services from and back to Brisbane, mostly operated by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) ATR 72 turboprops.
|File photo taken by Michael Fleetwood ©|
However, on Wednesday 13 August, Virgin operated an Embraer E-190 jet into Gladstone on a scheduled service as VOZ1717 from Brisbane. It later departed back to the capital as VOZ1720.
It was certainly a nice surprise - and a very welcome visitor!