On Thursday 6 September, it was noted visiting Moranbah Airport, completing a Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight from and back to Townsville as QLK589/590.
Then on Friday 7 September, VH-QOM was noted operating as QLK2301 from Cairns to Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton Airports before it continued to Brisbane as QLK2367.
VH-QOM joins 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.
It has been reported that VH-QOM was also adorned with the name 'Maitland' after being previously un-named.
Finally, at the time of writing, it appears that Dash-8-Q400 VH-QON is now in the paint-shop in Townsville.
Photo taken by 'JM' ©