I noted with interest that on Friday 31 October, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-JFB operated two return flights into Emerald Airport from Brisbane on behalf of QantasLink.
|VH-JFB at Emerald earlier in October (File photo)
VH-JFB was noted operating as UTY2406/2407 then UTY2418/2419.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday 39 October, Alliance F-70 VH-QQY operated the weekly Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight into Emerald Airport from Brisbane as UTY1070/1071. However, the outbound UTY1071 seemed to have a delayed departure and in the meantime, fellow Alliance F-70 VH-JFB flew into Emerald from Brisbane as well but as UTY992. It departed back to Brisbane a little later as UTY993.
I am unsure as to the nature this additional flight and why the departure of VH-QQY was delayed.