Tuesday, January 6, 2015

QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 VH-YQV to Gladstone Airport on FIFO Again

Yet again one of the five 'different' QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 aircraft has called into Gladstone Airport with VH-YQV touching down late on Monday 5 January.

As with the other visits of these B717-200s - which are in a 2-class configuration with 110 seats, along with Q-Streaming - Qantas' wireless entertainment system - VH-YQV operated a Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight from Sydney to Gladstone, this time as QJE6200.

It is VH-YQV's second visit in as many days and local plane spotter Michael F has sent through some great photos of its visit on Sunday 4 January.

Michael also sent through some other photos of one of the 'star' arrivals into Gladstone Airport on Sunday afternoon in the form of virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-VUX which operated a scheduled service from and back to Brisbane as VOZ1717/1720.

As we also mentioned one other B738-800 visited Gladstone on Sunday 4 January with Qantas' VH-VZS touching down after dark on another FIFO flight from Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QFA1374.

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At time of writing it appears that there'll be another busy afternoon later on Tuesday 5 January with two more Qantas B737-800s expected to touch down, along with more QantasLink B717-200s from Sydney.

Thanks to Michael for sending trough these great photos!

Stay tuned to the CQ Plane Spotting Blog and our Facebook page for all the latest updates during this period of rare visitors to Gladstone Airport.

All photos taken by Michael Fleetwood  ©

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