On Tuesday 5 May, Regional Express (REX) SAAB 340B VH-ZLH was spotted departing Rockhampton Airport after earlier arriving from Brisbane on what looked to be a closed charter flight as RXA9282. It was photographed departing for Richmond again as RXA9282.
VH-ZLH was then due to return to Brisbane via Emerald Airport but ended up flying directly back to the capital but as RXA9883.
Of interest, fellow REX SAAB 340B VH-ZRC was noted visiting Emerald Airport also on Tuesday 5 May also on a closed charter flight. It arrived from and later departed back to Brisbane but as PFY9872/9273.
VH-ZRC then departed Brisbane to Richmond as PFY9280 before it too was due to return to Brisbane via Emerald Airport but it too ended up flying directly back to the capital but as PFY9881.
UPDATE! On Wednesday 6 May, fellow REX SAAB 340B VH-ZRE was noted completing a closed charter flight into Emerald Airport, arriving from and later departing back to Brisbane as PFY9272/9873.
Photo taken by Steve Vit ©