During the afternoon on Tuesday 5 October, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 jet VH-NKQ arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Horn Island as UTY571. It had earlier flown North from Brisbane to Horn Island as UTY570.
After dropping off some passengers and bags, VH-NKQ departed Rockhampton Airport for Brisbane but as UTY573.
We see these types of flights between Rocky and Horn Island quite regularly particularly around school holiday time prompting speculation that these flights ferry boarding school children home for school holidays - which start very soon!
Photo taken by Greg Weir ©