Loads on these services must be good as they are 'scheduled' to be flown by Dash-8-Q400 aircraft, and this is at least the fifth time in a month or so that the larger B717-200 jet has been utilised.
Also noted on Saturday 19 September was an additional Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 service from and back to Sydney. VH-VGJ was noted operating as JST844/845. The usual JST846/849 also operated into Hamo on Saturday 19 September and was flow by VH-VGR.
It is possible this extra service was to make up for a cancelled JST849 service from Hamilton Island to Sydney on Wednesday 16 September. The aircraft - VH-VQW - was noted positioning back to Sydney empty early on Thursday 17 September as JST7981.
Finally, there have been a couple of bizjets to call into Hamilton Island over the last couple of days with Brenzil Dassault Falcon 7X VH-CRW touching down from Brisbane on Friday 18 September and Skypac Aviation Cessna 510 Citation Mustang VH-NEQ touching down from Bankstown and Cessnock on Saturday 19 September. Both remain parked at Hamo.