Wednesday, September 23, 2015

More Virgin Australia Jets into Gladstone Airport - E-190s and a B737-800 Diverts enroute to Cairns

On Tuesday 22 September the run of Virgin Australia jets into Gladstone Airport continued with Embraer E-190s VH-ZPA and VH-ZPB calling in during the day - along with a surprise B737-800 arrival later in the evening.

VH-ZPA operated the early VOZ1707/1710 service.

While VH-ZPB operated two return services to the port city.  

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) ATR 72s VH-FVU and VH-VPI also made appearances at Gladstone during Tuesday 22 September, however the 'usual' ATR 72 service that remains overnight did not stay.

As a result, Virgin Boeing B737-800 VH-YFE was diverted to Gladstone to drop off affected passengers while operating the evening VOZ795 flight that usually flys directly from Brisbane to Cairns.

VH-YFE at Gladstone during a previous visit  (File photo)

After about an hour on the ground, VH-YFE continued Northbound to Cairns.

Photos taken by Col and Michael Fleetwood  ©

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