Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Skytrans Airlines Removes Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) to Rockhampton Link - No More Mackay to Labona Flights - Plus Other Movements Today at CQ Airports

On Wednesday 20 July, Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-100 VH-QQC departed Rockhampton Airport for Townsville as SKP787.  It had arrived into Rockhampton Airport on Monday 18 July from Cairns via Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport as SKP85/780, with the latter sector a 'positioning' flight without passengers.

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Research suggests that Skytrans Airlines no longer flys passengers between Proserpine and Rockhampton Airports either way, with the link from Prosie to Cairns still being maintained for now.

Further research also reveals that Skytrans Airlines also did not complete any Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flights between Mackay Airport and the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site on Wednesday 20 July with this link perhaps now finished.

While, another FIFO(?) charter flight continued, also on Wednesday 20 July, with Link Airways (Corporate Air / Vee H Aviation) Metro 23 VH-VET flying out from Brisbane to call into Longreach and Boulia Airports before then heading back to Brisbane.

And Seair Pacific / Istlecote Cessna 208 Caravan VH-TQW flew up from Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport to Middlemount Aerodrome before it flew back down to Biloela / Thangool, Maryborough and then Hervey Bay Airports.  This is another semi-regular FIFO charter flight.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 20 July,  the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ flew down from Cairns and Townsville to Rockhampton Airport before then departing to Brisbane.  It later returned back up to Townsville and Cairns.

BPW Aviation / Airspeed Aviation Cessna 441 Conquest II VH-EQU departed my local Clermont Aerodrome for Maitland, Sydney and Tamworth.  It had arrived from those places the previous day.

While West Australian-based Cirrus SR22T VH-OAL completed a trans-continental flight at the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour after flying across from Jandakot via Forrest, Alice Springs and Mount Isa over the last two days.

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 27 July, VH-OAL departed the Whitsunday Airport at Shute Harbour for Archerfield.

Colville Aviation Services (Torres Strait Air) Britten-Norman (Bembridge) BN-2A-26 Islander VH-IZH looked to pass through Biloela / Thangool and Charters Towers Airports while flying up from Watts Bridge to Cairns.

And Townsville-based Forster Helicopters Bell Helicopter Textron 407 helicopter VH-DMF looked to visit Rockhampton and Mackay Airports after flying up from the Sunshine Coast.

Finally, also on Wednesday 20 July, Mitchell Water Cessna 525 Citation M2 bizjet VH-WMY flew up from Melbourne (Moorabbin) to the Sunshine Coast and then Mackay Airport before flying back South down to Moorabbin via Roma, Miles, Yarrawonga and Melbourne (Essendon) Airports.

And brand new Australian Country Choice Properties / Aero Corporate Charters P/L (Brisbane) Textron (Cessna) 680A Citation Latitude bizjet VH-ACC looked to arrive into Charleville Airport from Brisbane.

Photo taken by John Lee  ©

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