Sunday, January 15, 2017

Virgin Australia and Qantas Diversions From Proserpine and Hamilton Island Airports Due Weather

On Saturday 14 January, Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-YFH was noted to have diverted into Mackay Airport while operating the late morning VOZ1115 scheduled service from Brisbane to Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport because of the rather inclement weather passing through the Whitsundays region.

VH-YFH at Mackay Airport on a previous scheduled visit  (File photo)

It later departed Mackay Airport and landed successfully at Prosie before operating back to Brisbane as the now delayed VOZ1116.

Meanwhile, there was also a diversion at Hamilton Island Airport on Saturday 14 January due to weather with Qantas Airways Boeing B737-800 VH-VXB diverting to Cairns Airport after being unable to land at Hamo - and Townsville too it seems - while operating as QFA1172 from Sydney.

This flight was one of the 'extra' services that Qantas has operated into Hamilton Island from Sydney during the busy Christmas and New Year's school holiday period.

Eventually, VH-VXB flew down to Hamo and operating the now delayed return flight back to Sydney as QFA1173.

Photo taken by Dave  ©

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