A much publicised closed tourist charter flight was noted passing through Rockhampton Airport on Friday 26 February with Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 jet VH-UQC arriving from Townsville and Hamilton Island Airport before then departing direct to Ayres Rock (Yulara) as UTY569/571/573.
The closed charter flights and tours were organised by a local tourist company and includes two nights in the red centre of Australia. It is expected that VH-UQC will return to Rockhampton Airport on Sunday 28 February.
UPDATE! Indeed on Sunday 28 February, VH-UQC returned to Rockhampton Airport from Ayres Rock before continuing to Hamilton Island Airport and Townsville but as UTY570/572/574.
Photo taken by Greg Weir ©