This arrival follows the recent pattern of a Saturday jet service for Virgin into the industrial city. Virgin have also operated jets late on Sundays, and information suggests that the airline will send the bigger Boeing B737-800 aircraft to Gladstone Airport late on Sunday 4 January.
Meanwhile, local plane spotter Michael F has sent through some more great photos that he captured of the action on Thursday 1 January which featured the arrival of QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 VH-YQT on a Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight from Sydney.
It was VH-YQT's third visit to Gladstone in recent weeks on FIFO duties, and to see this aircraft again was a treat.
Also on Thursday, fellow QantasLink B717-200 VH-NXG visited Gladstone also on FIFO duties.
While, Virgin Australia Embraer E-190 VH-ZPA operated the late afternoon VOZ1717/1720 scheduled service from and back to Brisbane.
Some more great photos from Gladstone, and we thank Michael for sending them through!
All photos taken by Michael Fleetwood ©