Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

Far North Queensland Skies Cairns and Townsville Airport, Australia

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Skytrans Airlines ceases trading

Skytrans Airlines announced yesterday that it ceased operations with immediate effect.

Further details regarding the announcement can be found at the below link from the Cairns Post:
http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns-based-airline-skytrans-to-cease-operations-after-job-cuts-last-year/story-fnjpvlcp-1227173023887

In summary:
  • Skytrans Commenced charter operations in 1990
  • Began scheduled services in 1993
  • Merged with Air Swift Aviation in 2000
  • Took over Karumba and Cooktown services from Macair Airlines 2001
  • Merged with QRA in 2006
  • With Macair Airlines closure Skytrans expands Cape routes 2009
Below are the last known movements of Skytrans flights into Cairns on 2/1/2015:

SKP85 VH-QQI DH8A Cairns-Aurukun-Pormpuraaw-Kowanyama-Cairns
SKP23 VH-QQB DH8A Cairns-Coen-Lochart River-Bamaga-Cairns
SKP61 VH-QQF DH8A Cairns-Mt Isa-Cairns
SKP9086 VH-QQG DH8A Brisbane-Cairns

Today the following aircraft were noted parked around and near the Skytrans Engineering facility at Cairns Airport:
VH-QQA, VH-QQB, VH-QQC, VH-QQF, VH-QQG, VH-QQI and VH-QQM -300 (in maintenance).

Below are some pictures at Cairns today.


Skytrans Airlines facility, Cairns Airport.


Skytrans Airlines facility, Cairns Airport.


Skytrans Airlines facililty, Cairns Airport.


VH-QQF DH8A at Cairns Airport.






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