Qantas B737-800 VH-VXG was captured by local plane spotter Michael F as it touched down from
Brisbane as QFA1370.
After off-loading its passenger and cargo, it then re-positioned back to Brisbane as QFA6101.
Much later, after the sun went down, fellow Qantas B737-800 VH-XZH also touched down from Brisbane but as QFA1372. It later also re-positioned back to Brisbane but as QFA6103.
UPDATE! As this post is written, it is expected that another two Qantas B737-800s will visit Gladstone Airport later on Wednesday 7 January again on FIFO charter flights.
A pair of QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 aircraft also popped into the industrial city on Tuesday 6 January also on FIFO charter flights but from Sydney. First to call in - and making its first visit to Gladstone - was VH-YQS. It touched down from Sydney as QJE1956 and was later was captured by Michael re-positioning back there as QJE6201.
Later fellow B7217-200 VH-YQV touched down for the third day straight from Sydney flying in as QJE6202.
It also re-portioned back to Sydney a little later as QJE6203.
As we've mentioned, VH-YQS and VH-YQV are both in a 2-class configuration with 110 seats, along with Q-Streaming - Qantas' wireless entertainment system. Their visits to Gladstone are rare!
A more familiar QantasLink Boeing B717-200 VH-NXG was also captured by Michael also calling into Gladstone on a FIFO charter from Brisbane as QJE1958.
It later operated the scheduled QJE1717 service back to Brisbane.
Finally, QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 Next Gen VH-LQB was also noted operating 'the usual weekly' FIFO charter to and from Sydney as QLK2585/2586.
Thanks to Michael for capturing and sending through these great photos from another great afternoon of plane spotting!
All photos taken by Michael Fleetwood ©