Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rockhampton Airport Operations Back to Normal After Fitzroy River Flood Peak

Rockhampton Plane Spotter 'IAD' has been keeping us informed of recent movements at Rockhampton Airport since it re-opened on Sunday 3 February, after the Fitzroy River flood-peak.

Sunday saw exclusively turbo-prop flights land at Rockhampton by both QantasLink Dash-8 and Virgin Australia (Skywest Airlines) ATR 72 aircraft.  

On Monday 4 February, the Queensland Police Service (Airwing) Cessna 560 Citation Ultra bizjet VH-PSU was the first 'jet' to land at Rockhampton, touching down early from Brisbane.  The first commercial jet to land was Virgin Australia Embraer E-190 VH-ZPL which touched down from Sydney as VOZ1567.  Later in the evening, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-XWS also touched down at Rockhampton also operating for Virgin Australia.

On Tuesday 5 February, QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 VH-NXI and Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-YIG, were the first of their types to land at Rockhampton Airport, signalling that operations at the Airport have returned to normal after the Fitzroy River flood-peak.

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