After an hour on the ground, VH-FVH returned to Brisbane again as HT706.
VH-FVH had flown North from Brisbane the previous day but as HT705.
Meanwhile, back on Tuesday 14 January and Wednesday 15 January, fellow ATR 72-500 VH-FVI was noted flying back into Australia via Brisbane from Nelson in New Zealand before it then continued to Cairns. It was noted flying using the Virgin Australia flight number and callsign of "VOZ9943".
It has been that VH-FVI has been acquired by Hevilift and flew into Cairns for re-painting.
VH-FVI was one of may ATR 72 turboprops that were ferried across to Nelson for storage by Virgin Australia in 2017.
As these recent photos show, four Virgin Australia ATRs remain stored at Nelson with most of them having their props removed.
Photos taken by Zac Fitzgerald and Kynan Schneider ©️