Bundaberg planespotter Daniel B enjoys taking the occasional trip to the airport, and has kindly forwarded some great photos captured recently at the rum city.
As publicised in local media, Alliance Airlines commenced RPT services between Brisbane and Bundaberg on Monday 17 July, a day after the route was vacated by Virgin Australia, and the 80-seat Fokker 70 jets that are being utilised on the new service not only reduce travel time between the two cities, but offer a greater level of comfort for passengers.
As mentioned in a recent post, the new flights to Bundaberg (as well as Gladstone, Port Macquarie and Moranbah in due time) are operated on behalf of Virgin Australia under a codeshare and wet-lease agreement, identical to the current services operated from Brisbane to Cloncurry, Emerald, Mt Isa and Rockhampton.
Featured below is VH-QQY, one of eleven Fokker 70 jets currently operated by Alliance Airlines.
Other recent sightings at Bundaberg Airport by Daniel include Australian Border Force (ABF) de Havilland Dash 8-Q300 VH-ZZF (above photo), QantasLink de Havilland Dash 8-Q300 VH-SBJ and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 A37-002.
Meanwhile, here are more great photos also captured recently at the rum city, but by fellow Bundaberg planespotter Micah S.
Among the sightings you will note RACQ / LifeFlight Bell 412 VH-XCN, Australian Border Force (ABF) de Havilland Dash 8-Q300 VH-ZZF and QantasLink Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 VH-QOW.
Photos contributed by Daniel B and Micah S