As we posted previously, VH-QOY emerged from the Flying Colours paint-shop in Townsville in late August and immediately visited Central Queensland Airports before it moved South and operated in New South Wales for a period of time. As shown, VH-QOY was also named 'Port Augusta'.
Fellow Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOM emerged from the paint-shop in early in September and almost immediately visited Central Queensland before it too moved South and operated in New South Wales for some time. As shown, VH-QOM was also named 'Maitland'.
Both aircraft join several other Dash-8-Q400s in the new and updated Qantas livery and kangaroo logo, which was introduced to coincide with the introduction the Boeing B787 Dreamliner into service with the airline late last year. They are becoming quite a common sight at most Central Queensland Airports.