Monday, May 2, 2016

Regional Air - CQ's Newest Airline - Offering General Charter Flights from Mackay Airport with PA-31-350 Navajo VH-RKD

I recently had the pleasure of capturing some photos of Piper PA-31-350 VH-RKD which is being operated out of Mackay Airport by Regional Air - Central Queensland's newest airline.  They have taken up residence at Mackay Airport on Mike Jones St (next to RACQ CQ Rescue) near the Western General Aviation (GA) Apron.

A 1981-build  Navajo Chieftain, VH-RKD was delivered to Regional Air after flying for some time in Western Australia.  It now wears a smart corporate livery and has been adorned with the titles and logo of Regional Air.  It has also had extensive work on the interior - including have all the cabin windows replaced - and can seat a maximum of eight passengers in air-conditioned comfort.

Regional Air commenced operations in March this year and offer general charter and Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter services, along with special $149 flights from Mackay to Hamilton Island (amongst other packages).

Early feedback suggests that Mackay locals are certainly showing some interest in taking up the offer of flying across to Hamilton Island for a day or for a night!  In fact, one recent trip from Hamo back to Mackay Airport had a flight time just over 20 minutes - which when compared to a two-hour plus ferry ride and drive - is ultra convenient and smart!

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for latest deals and special announcements:

Their website has a lot more information on their travel packages:

Alternatively, you can call them for information to make a booking on:  1300 359 734 (1300 FLY REG) or by sending an email to:

Our sincere thanks to Martin at Regional Air for allowing us to come and take some photos of VH-RKD!  We wish him and everyone at Regional Air all the very best for the future of this venture!

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