When I arrived, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-XWR was preparing for departure to Brisbane as UTY651. The F-100 had arrived the night before, and as previously mentioned on the Blog, the FIFO charter that VH-XWR was operating was on behalf on AERgO.
As VH-XWR was departing, another Alliance F-100 arrived. This time, VH-FKK arrived into Emerald operating from Brisbane on behalf of QantasLink as UTY2400.
VH-FKK returned later in the day, again operating for QantasLink from and back to Brisbane. I believe that Fokker F-70 VH-QQX also popped into Emerald Airport on Tuesday 26 June, operating as UTY400/401, which seems to be a FIFO charter.
Other scheduled RPT arrivals at Emerald Airport included Virgin Australia (Skywest Airlines-operated) ATR 72-500 VH-FVU, which is pictured arriving as DJ1255 (or "Virgin 255 Alpha").
Also QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QON arrived from Brisbane as QLK2402.
Also on the FIFO scene, there was the four Skytrans Airlines Dash-8s that diverted from Clermont Aerodrome, and all later departed to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Dash-8-300s VH-QQP and VH-QQM, as well as Dash-8-100s VH-QQL and VH-QQI all passed through.
One last FIFO movement - which is a fairly recent arrival to Emerald Airport on a Tuesday morning - was Air Link Beech 1900D VH-RUE.
The Beech arrives from Proserpine/Whitsunday Coast Airport where it operates to from Brisbane every Monday evening. VH-RUE collect a few passengers, and then departed to Brisbane. It's great to see a new aircraft and airline at Emerald!
Lastly, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Raytheon B200 King Air VH-FDZ arrived from Roma as "FlyDoc 458", and parked for the day. I believe the aircraft transported health care professionals to Emerald for the day.
Not bad for a murky day weatherwise!