Monday, February 27, 2012
QantasLink Boeing B717-200 to Rockhampton Airport This Week for Training
With thanks to local spotters comes information that a QantasLink Boeing B717-200 jet will fly into Rockhampton Airport this Thursday and Friday to commence staff training ahead of the start of scheduled services to both Gladstone and Rockhampton Airports on Thursday 15 March. Current schedules show the first B717-200 operated Brisbane-Gladstone-Brisbane and Brisbane-Rockhampton-Brisbane flights will operate on Thursday and Friday.
From Monday 19 March, there will be 7x B717-200 flights between Brisbane and Gladstone from Monday to Friday, but only 3x Brisbane-Rockhampton-Brisbane flights, with an additional service starting Wednesday 21 March.
From Monday 26 March, Brisbane-Gladstone-Brisbane services increase to 10 flights per week, additional flights on Thursday, Friday, and on a Sunday. One additional flight commences on Saturday between Brisbane and Rockhampton, taking the total number of flights to the beef capital to 4 per week.
It is unclear whether Gladstone Airport will see any training flights, although given that B717-200 services are also starting to Gladstone, I would say that spotters should keep and eagle eye and ear out!!
Remember that B717 flights between Brisbane and Mackay on Monday 26 March with 5 flights per week each weekday.