After a short time on the ground, it returned to Sydney.
Meanwhile, making a surprise and very welcome visit to Hamilton Island Airport on Sunday 8 May was Virgin Australia (Virgin Samoa) Boeing B737-800 VH-YID. It operated the VOZ1751/1754 return service from Melbourne (Tullamarine).
The B737-800 largely operates on Virgin's overseas sectors and wears the colours and titles of Virgin Samoa - which was preceded by Polynesian Blue - for operations also into Western Samoa and other Pacific Islands. It also wears the name 'Tapu'itea'.