On Thursday 8 January, Pel Air SAAB 340A VH-EKD was spotted at Mackay Airport after earlier arriving from Townsville.
After overnighting, and showing initial plans to fly to Rockhampton, VH-EKD has in fact departed Mackay for Gladstone on Friday 9 January. As mentioned, VH-EKD is carrying the ALP leader Annastacia Palaszczuk and associated media.
Meanwhile, REX coloured SAAB 340B VH-ZRY departed Rockhampton for Townsville during the afternoon of Thursday 8 January. It had arrived the previous evening from Maryborough. VH-ZRY is carrying Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and associated media.
No doubt between this week and the election at the end of the month, we will be seeing quite a bit of these aircraft!
All photos taken by 'AC' ©