|File photo taken by ‘IAD’ ©|
On Friday 30 October, VH-XWO flew from Brisbane to Sydney and on to Hamilton Island as UTY551/553. It then flew onto Townsville as UTY554.
Then on Sunday 1 November, VH-FKJ departed Townsville for Hamilton Island as UTY551. It then flew to Sydney and then Brisbane as UTY552/554.
Also Sunday 1 November Townsville Airlines (Flightech Air Logistics) Cessna 402C VH-THX called into Hamilton Island, touching down from Lizard Island and departing to Cairns.
At the time of writing on Monday 2 November, Cessna 525 Citation M2 bizjet VH-WMY of Mitchell Water Australia was due to call into Hamo from Brisbane. Also West Wing Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TIY was also due to operate a return flight into Hamo from and back to Townsville.
One other bizjet - Cessna 550 Citation Bravo VH-EYJ of Executive Airlines at Essendon - was noted departing Hamilton Island for Sydney and Essendon on Thursday 29 October. It had arrived on Monday 26 October.
Meanwhile, it was interesting to note that a second Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 broke down on Hamilton Island last week. After arriving from Sydney as JST846 on Thursday 29 October, VH-VQK was noted flying out of Hamilton Airport on Friday 30 October, positioning back to Sydney empty early as JST7301. Fellow A320 VH-VGZ broke down earlier in the week.