On Thursday 25 June, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 jet VH-NUU was spotted on final approach to Rockhampton Airport. The distinctive little Fokker was noted be operating one of the twice weekly (Wednesday and Thursday) closed Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight from and back to Brisbane as UTY8448/9.
As can be seen and as mentioned before, Alliance Airlines is continuing its partnership with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) by operating this specially themed Fokker F-70 VH-NUU in full BCNA colours - supporting Australians affected by breast cancer. The distinctively coloured F-70 named 'Pink Lady' has been designed by Lila Design in Tilburg, The Netherlands (EU).
VH-NUU will surely attract some attention during its work flying around regional Australia. More about BCNA at: http://www.bcna.org.au
Meanwhile, as reported below, at the start of the week, on Monday 22 June, Alliance Airlines commenced Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) flights into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport from and back to Brisbane. It appears that VH-NUU operated the UTY2316/7 afternoon service on Wednesday 24 June.
Also, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 and F-100 jets continue to complete closed FIFO charter flights into the Central Queensland region. As well as the two weekly flights to Rocky each week, Alliance continues to complete eight return FIFO charter flights to Mackay Airport each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. While out at Emerald and Moranbah Airports, over the last week or so there has been over 20 flights that have called in between these FIFO hubs and the South-East corner of the state.
Photo taken by Kayanne Hardsman ©