Monday, August 22, 2011

Mackay Airport Spottings from the Weekend

Adam P popped into Mackay Airport on Saturday 20 August and found a very busy Airport apron, with a QantasLink (Sunstate Airlines) Dash-8-400, a Jetstar Airbus A320 - VH-JQG which had broken down from earlier in the week, as well as two Virgin Australia Embraer E190 Jets - VH-ZPD and VH-ZPF.

He also managed a quick picture of the new "Virgin Australia Mackay Football Stadium" - see our Blog post HERE.

Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan, arrived into Mackay to open the Stadium on Saturday 20 August. Adam P returned to the Airport and managed to take a couple of photos of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-700BBJ A36-001, which arrived and departed later in the evening as "Envoy 16".

Incidentally, Virgin Australia has recently flown quite a number of their aircraft into Mackay that feature their new livery - perhaps to coincide with the stadium's opening.

As noted on Sunday 14 August, VH-YIA made its first visit.

Also, B737-800's VH-YFC visited on Wednesday 17 August, VH-YFF on Friday 19 August (possibly its first visit), and VH-YFE visited on Saturday 20 August (this aircraft is now painted in the new Virgin Australia livery).

Meanwhile Embraer E190 VH-ZPR visited Mackay Airport on Thursday 18 August and Friday 19 August. It is pictured below on a previous visit earlier this month.

We thank Adam P for his contribution!

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