Aircraft Photo of VH-PQA | Piaggio P-166B Portofino | Queensland Airlines - QAL | #77788
Registration / Serial:VH-PQA
Aircraft Original Type:Piaggio P-166
Aircraft Generic Type:Piaggio P-166
Aircraft Version:Piaggio P-166B Portofino
C/n (msn):410
Operator / Titles:Queensland Airlines - QAL
City / Airport:WondaiMap
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YWND   IATA: WDI   Local: YWND   Other: -
Photo Date:6 October 1965
Photo by:Roger McDonald (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 77788
Photo Comment

The fashions of rural Queensland in 1965. The Ansett group embraced the Piaggio P166 and they served with all the group's airlines. Ultimately running third-level air services with first-level airline costs saw Ansett withdraw from smaller towns in favour of commuter airlines started by air charter operators. The Fokker F27 became the smallest aircraft operated by Ansett.

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