West Australian Regional Airline, Skippers Aviation took delivery today of their latest Dash-8:315Q aircraft registered C-GLPG msn 588, after a delivery flight from Canada & across the Pacific Ocean & mainland Australia. Landing on RWY 21 at 17.05hrs 29th July, having had departed earlier today from Cairns at 08.50hrs (AEST) where the aircraft arrived into the country from yesterday afternoon at 14.38hrs 28th July from Majuro. Interesting to note that underneath the aircraft's port hand side wing was the VH regististration assigned VH-XKJ.
The aircraft's trans Pacific flight commenced from Petersborough (CYPQ) in Canada then via the following stops: Gerald R Ford Intl (KGRR), Buchanan Field (KCCR), Honolulu (PHNL), Majuro Agata Airport, Marshall Islands (PKMJ). This aircraft previously operated with Denim Air until Sept 2002 & Air Nostrum until June 2011 as EC-IIB.