Sunday, 29 March 2015

Perth says goodbye to the Q400

Qantas Link has closed its turboprop base at Perth Airport resulting in a water cannon salute for the arrival of the last Q400 flight. Tuesday March 24 was the Q400’s final day of operations, with VH-LQJ (CN 4414) completing a Perth-Learmonth-Perth trip. Fire trucks greeted the arrival of that flight QF2429. On Wednesday, VH-LQJ was ferried to Adelaide as QFA670D departing Perth at 7.25am local time and arriving Adelaide just before 1.20pm local; then it departed Adelaide at 2.05pm for Brisbane, touching down at 4.03pm Brisbane time. There was no rest for this beast as it resumed revenue service an hour later with a return trip to Roma as 2554 over and 2557 back. All Qantas Link flights in Perth will now be operated with either Boeing 717s or Network Aviation Fokker 100s. (Network Aviation is a charter/fly-in, fly-out carrier, and is wholly-owned by Qantas) Qantas Link has now withdrawn all its Q400 turboprops from Perth.

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