We've featured photos of this attractive little aircraft in the past but I couldn't resist a couple more photos sent through by Col of QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 Next Gen VH-LQL parked at Gladstone Airport very early on Tuesday 5 April.
VH-LQL wears a very attractive colour scheme promoting the Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo in country New South Wales.
It was preparing for departure back to Brisbane as QLK2331 after arriving the previous evening.
Meanwhile, after the sun had come up over Gladstone on Tuesday 5 April, Virgin Australia Embraer E-190 jet VH-ZPH was also captured by Col as it called into the industrial city on the VOZ1707/1710 return service from and back to Brisbane.
It appears that Virgin E-190s are now making regular visits to Gladstone on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday early, as well as the mid-morning Saturday service too.
All photos taken by Col ©