Thursday, June 8, 2017

JetGo Australia Embraer ERJ-140LR Regional Jet VH-ZJG First Visit to CQ at Rockhampton Airport Thursday

On Thursday 8 June, JetGo Australia Embraer ERJ-140LR (ERJ-135KL) regional jet VH-ZJG made its first visit to Central Queensland, arriving into Rockhampton Airport on the scheduled JG73 service from the Gold Coast.  It had earlier positioned into the Gold Coast from Sydney as JG91 before flying North.

After unloading and then loading several passengers and their bags, VH-ZJG continued to Townsville, again as JG73.

As we reported recently, JetGo's other ERJ-140 VH-ZJE surprised local plane spotters by operating the Townsville to Rockhampton and Gold Coast return services from late May.

VH-ZJE at Rocky  (File photo)

Earlier on Thursday 8 June, VH-ZJE operated the Southbound JG70 service from Townsville to Rockhampton and the Gold Coast but later positioned from the Gold Coast to Sydney as JG90.

VH-ZJE had replaced Embraer E-135LR VH-JGB based out of Townsville.  Now that VH-ZJG has become based out of Townsville, it will now operate JetGo's various Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charters as well as the JG70/73 Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) services from the Northern capital.

Of interest, VH-ZJG was delivered to JetGo Australia in Brisbane in October 2016 as N297SK.  It was the first of two 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140LR (ERJ-135KL) regional jet aircraft delivered to the airline.  VH-ZJE (ex N295SK) was delivered in January this year.

N297SK arrives into Brisbane on delivery  (File photo)

As we've also mentioned, JetGo is also reportedly due to take delivery of a larger 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145LR during this year.  The aircraft is reported to be N577RP which is also operated for Republic Airways Holdings.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

Photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman and Lloyd Fox  ©

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