The third 'wave' of heavy jet passenger charters in support of the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2015 has begun on Thursday 5 November as Air New Zealand Boeing B767-319(ER)(WL) ZK-NCK touched down at Rockhampton Airport direct from Singapore's Changi Airport as ANZ1944.
Local plane spotters Kayanne H and 'IAD' were on hand to capture some photos as it touched down and parked on Gate 6 at the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron.
After initially offloading a load of passengers and freight, ZK-NCK was re-loaded with passengers and freight and it later departed back to Changi Airport as ANZ1245.
Soon after, Qantas Airways Airbus A330-300 VH-QPG also called into Rockhampton Airport late on Thursday 5 November, also direct from Singapore's Changi Airport, but as QFA6032.
It was really great to see a mainline Qantas aircraft back on the ground at Rocky!
VH-QPG also brought in a load of passengers and freight, and also departed back to Changi Airport with an outbound load of passengers and freight, departing in the wee small hours of Friday 6 November as QFA6031.
Information suggests that both ZK-NCK and VH-QPG will be back at Rockhampton Airport later on Friday 6 November, with the Air New Zealand B767-300 expected to make a rare daylight arrival around 4.30pm in the afternoon.
Sincere thanks to Kayanne and 'IAD' for taking the time to capture and send through these awesome photos of a couple of great visitors!
Photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman and 'IAD' ©