Late on Monday 30 March, three Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 jets were noted arriving into Emerald Airport all on FIFO charter flights. VH-NKQ operated the 'usual' UTY4078/9 flight from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. VH-QQW completed an additional flight from and back to Brisbane as UTY4076/7. And VH-NUU (pictured above) completed another additional flight from Brisbane and back but as UTY580/1.
Early on Tuesday 31 March, VH-NKQ was back at Emerald Airport again, operating the 'usual' UTY4072/3 FIFO charter flight from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Then later in the day, F-70 VH-QQV was noted arriving into Moranbah Airport and then Emerald Airport from Brisbane as UTY6602, while F-70 VH-NUU flew into Emerald Airport direct from Brisbane but as UTY6640.
After overnighting, both F-70s departed Emerald Airport early on Wednesday 1 April, with VH-QQV returning to Moranbah Airport and then Brisbane but as UTY6603, while VH-NUU returned to Brisbane but as UTY6441.
Certainly interesting to keep track of these!
Photo taken by Sunshine Coast Plane Spotting ©