An interesting 'extra' movement into Hamilton Island Airport on Tuesday 13 October with Qantas B737-800 VH-XZP - which is painted in a special 'retro' colour scheme featuring the iconic ochre colour scheme first introduced by Qantas in 1967 - touching down as QFA6100 from Sydney. It then operated what appears to be a 'additional' flight back to Sydney as QFA1360.
Meanwhile, the run of larger QantasLink (Cobham Aviation) Boeing B717-200 jets operating into Hamilton Island from and back to Brisbane continued on Monday 12 October with VH-NXN operating in and out as QJE1722/1723. This was in fact the second week in a row that VH-NXN operated this flight, replacing the smaller Dash-8-Q400 turbo-prop.
Finally, last Sunday 4 October, Qantas Boeing B737-800 VH-XZJ - wearing a special Aboriginal art colour scheme called 'Mendoowoorrji' - operated into Hamilton Island from and back to Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport as QFA870/871.
Thanks to Townsville plane spotter Dave for allowing us to share his stunning photos!
File photos taken by Dave ©