Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cessna 560XL Citation XLS Bizjet VH-XCU arrives at Hamilton Island Airport - Plus Flight Disruptions Late Last Week Due to Weather

Homada Pty Ltd Cessna 560XL Citation XLS bizjet VH-XCU was noted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport on Saturday 20 May from Melbourne (Moorabbin) via Melbourne (Essendon) Airports.

VH-XCU at Cairns Airport  (File photo)

At the time of writing, it remains parked at Hamo.

Meanwhile, on Thursday 18 May, there were several flight cancellations and disruptions due to low cloud and rain which passed through parts of Central Queensland and Whitsundays.  It appeared that all three Virgin Australia flights (from and back to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney) and the sole Jetstar Airways flight from and back to Sydney were all cancelled.  It appeared that the Qantas service from and back to Sydney - operated by a QantasLink Boeing B717-200 - was cancelled, but two QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 flights from Cairns and Brisbane respectively landed ok.

Also, a Jetstar Airways flight into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport couldn't land at Prosie and returned to Brisbane also on Thursday 18 May.

Photo taken by the FNQ Skies Blog  ©

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