The first of the two Dreamliners to call in was ZK-NZF. It touched down as ANZ1927 from Singapore and was photographed by local plane spotter Kayanne H as it pulled onto Gate 6 on the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron. It had earlier positioned into Singapore from Auckland as ANZ6000.
After unloading and then loading a full load of passengers and cargo, ZK-NZF departed back to Singapore as ANZ1928.
At the time of writing, fellow Dreamliner ZK-NZJ is winging its way to Rockhampton Airport as ANZ1933. It too had earlier positioned into Singapore from Auckland as ANZ6002.
ZK-NZJ famously visited Rocky during the previous second 'wave' of Air New Zealand charter flights and sustained minor damage due to bat strike.
It too will return to Singapore with a full load of passengers and cargo.
Both ZK-NZF and ZK-NZJ will return to Rockhampton Airport late on Saturday 22 October, with one of the two returning yet again on Sunday 23 October.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman ©