Following the earlier QANTASLink Boeing 717-200 technical issue at Alice Springs, QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXO, which had arrived into Alice Springs as QF1949 from Cairns, operated the delayed QF1936/QF1939 Darwin – Alice Springs rotation with a two hour delay. The aircraft then positioned Alice Springs – Ayers Rock as QF6201 in order to operate QF1854 Ayers Rock – Cairns with a five hour delay. QF1941 Alice Springs – Ayers Rock had earlier been cancelled.