Monday, August 10, 2015

A Few Plane Spotting Photos and Movements at Mackay Airport

A few lovely photos have come my way of a couple of nice aircraft to call into Mackay Airport over the last few days.

QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 Next Gen VH-LQL called into Mackay Airport late morning on Sunday 9 August.  It wears a very attractive colour scheme promoting the Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo in country New South Wales.

It was also spotted in the days prior operating the new Dash-8-Q400 shuttle between Cairns, Townsville and Mackay.

Also on Sunday 9 August, Jetstar's brightly coloured Airbus A320 VH-VGF called into Mackay while operating the morning scheduled JST882/883 service from and back to Brisbane.

VH-VGF wears a special orange colour scheme (or jaffa as has been described on other forums) celebrating Jetstar's 10 years of service in 2014.  As shown, the starboard side of the fuselage features text saying 'Low fares forever', while the port side has the phrase '#jetstargeneration' to signify the generation of travellers who have taken advantage of the low fares Jetstar has brought to the Australian market.

Meanwhile, also calling into Mackay Airport on Sunday 9 August was Toowoomba-based Bontrail Cessna 208 Caravan VH-SJJ.  It arrived from Toowoomba and departed later to Cairns.

Finally, Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQG also called into Mackay operating what looked to be a charter for a sports team for the second week straight.  

File photo

It arrived into Mackay from Cairns on Saturday 8 August as SKP202.  It later departed to Townsville and then Cairns as SKP203.

Photos taken by 'AC' and Col  ©

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