And as also mentioned, VH-CCJ later departed back to Gladstone.
Also popping into Mackay Airport on Monday 15 December was Bell 205A-1 helicopter P2-HBY which called in from the South. After taking on fuel the big chopper departed further to the North and has since arrived at Cairns.
P2-HBY has been previously operated by Heli-Niugini, as well as in Australia as VH-NNN by Helicorp / Toll Group.
Meanwhile, for the second day in a row, Jetstar Airways' brand new Airbus A320 VH-VFY operated to and from Mackay Airport on the JST894/895 scheduled service from and back to the Gold Coast.
Finally, Virgin Australia Boeing B737-700 VH-VBZ was captured operating early morning VOZ601/604 rotation from and back to Brisbane.
As the Virgin Australia aircraft are re-painted into the new white livery, it is rumored that VH-VBZ will be the final aircraft painted around mid-2015.
Of interest, Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VOT recently emerged from re-painting. It was replaced in the "Flying Colours" hangar in Townsville by VH-VUX.
All photos taken by 'AC' ©