Friday, June 26, 2015

A Couple of Nice Corporate Bizjets and Turbo-props at Hamilton Island Airport as Qantas Flights from Melbourne Start Tomorrow!

Over the last couple of days, a couple of nice (but familiar) corporate bizjet and turbo-prop aircraft have been noted calling into Hamilton Island Airport.

VH-EVJ at Rockhampton recently  (File photo taken by Phil M  ©)

Late on Wednesday 24 June, Tower Holdings (Execujet Australia) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-EVJ called in from Sydney.  It departed to Darwin on Friday 26 June.

Also on Friday 26 June, Brenzil Dassault Falcon 7X bizjet VH-CRW also called into Hamo but from Brisbane.  It looks to be still parked.

Meanwhile, Alizzi Aviation Beech B200 King Air VH-ZOS arrived from Ballarat and Hawker Beechcraft G58 Baron VH-EZD arrived from Monto and Rockhampton also on Friday.  They too remain parked at Hamo.

Finally, the new Qantas Airways flights from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Hamilton Island Airport commence on Saturday 27 June with the inbound QFA870 flight expected to touch down just after midday.  The outbound QFA871 departs around 40 minutes later.

The new three-times-a-week services - to be operated by Boeing B737-800 aircraft - replace the existing Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 flights which have been (essentially) 'shifted' to the Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport - see Blog Post HERE of the inaugural flight on Thursday 25 June.

For the aircraft registration hunters out there, Jetstar A320 VH-VQJ had the honours of operating the final JST860/863 return flight to Hamo from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport on Friday 26 June.

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