Friday, March 8, 2013

Another Aircraft Departs Australia - Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQE

From the Far North Queensland Skies Blog and the HNL (Honolulu) Rare Birds Blog, we've seen that Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQE (msn 173) has also departed Australian shores this week bound for the United States of America (USA).

The Dash-8 was originally purchased by Queensland Regional Airlines in October 2006 and registered as VH-QQE. Two months after its purchase, Queensland Regional Airlines merged with Skytrans Airlines, and VH-QQE was first spotted in full old colours of Skytrans.

Later, VH-QQE was leased to Perth-based charter and RPT operator Maroomba Airlines, and the Dash-8 was spotted wearing Maroomba colours while still operating into Central Queensland.  Recently, VH-QQE returned to the East Coast, and was spotted at Rockhampton Airport recently by 'IAD'.

VH-QQE was spotted at Honolulu Airport on Thursday 7 March (Wednesday 6 March Hawaii time) after arriving from Cairns and Marshall Island International (Majuro). It is believed to be making its way back to the USA mainland.

Photo taken by 'IAD'  ©

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