On Saturday 24 October, Virgin Australia's newest Boeing B737-800 VH-YFU entered service and called into both Mackay and Rockhampton Airports.
It initially operated into Mackay Airport as VOZ607/610 from and back to Brisbane before it was captured by local plane spotter Kayanne H visiting Rockhampton Airport operating the VOZ1245/1248 service also from and back to Brisbane.
VH-YFU was delivered to Virgin Australia in early October and wears the name "Emu Beach".
Meanwhile, while she was at Rockhampton Airport a little earlier on Saturday 24 October, Kayanne also captured fellow Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-VOS which operated the VOZ1235/1238 service also from and back to Brisbane.
Meanwhile, also on Saturday 24 October, QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOW was spotted sitting on the Rockhampton Airport on apron receiving attention which on closer inspection involved replacing a cracked windscreen. VH-QOW had arrived the previous evening on Friday 23 October as QLK2368. It later re-positioned empty back to Brisbane.
Finally, Brisbane-based SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad VH-IPF arrived in the late afternoon on Saturday 24 October from Archerfield.
A smart looking little aircraft!
Sincere thanks once again to Kayanne for capturing and sending through these great photos - particularly of VH-YFU on its first day of operations!
All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman ©