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Monthly Archives: September 2011

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ Operates Domestic Service.

September 29, 2011

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ flew in service as QF6161 Sydney – Melbourne today in order to clear passengers caught by weather based flight cancellations. This is normally a positioning flight on Thursdays. Other than occasions where fog or ash has caused A380s to put down in an Australian port prior to flying on to their scheduled destination this is the first use of an A380 on Domestic operations.

JetConnect B737-400 ZK-JTQ Appears in Service Again.

September 27, 2011

JetConnect Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTQ appeared in service again today operating the QF50/QF55 Auckland – Sydney rotation.

JetConnect B737-400 ZK-JTQ Appears in Service Again.

September 25, 2011

JetConnect Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTQ appeared in service again today operating the QF124/QF123 Auckland – Brisbane rotation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP QF802 Perth Birdstrike Return.

September 23, 2011

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP operating QF802 Perth – Melbourne returned to Perth after encountering a bird strike shortly after take off.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXB Returns to Service.

September 21, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB undertook another Melbourne – Melbourne test flight as QF6131 today and then re-entered service as QF448 Melbourne – Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZS Enters Service.

September 21, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS entered service today as QF438 Melbourne – Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXB Melbourne Test Flight.

September 20, 2011

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB, which has been under maintenance at Melbourne since 27 July 2011, undertook a short Melbourne – Melbourne test flight as QF6112 today.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJA Positions to Avalon Maintenance.

September 18, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA positioned Brisbane – Avalon for maintenance this morning as QF6195.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJE Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

September 18, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE positioned Avalon – Brisbane as QF6196 this morning following maintenance.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZS Delivered.

September 15, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS departed Boeing Field today on delivery routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Sydney – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 44 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 52 aircraft.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEE QF29 Hong Kong Technical Return.

September 14, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE operating the Hong King – London Heathrow sector QF29 Melbourne – Hong Kong – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 13th September) returned to Hong Kong due to a technical issue today after almost reaching the half-way point to London.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEE Returns from Hong Kong Maintenance.

September 12, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE, which has been under maintenance at Hong Kong since 22nd August, positioned Hong Kong – Singapore – Melbourne as QF6024 today. The aircraft has been repainted into New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJN Positions to Avalon Maintenance.

September 12, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJN positioned Sydney – Avalon today as QF6195.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEF QF18 Auckland Diversion.

September 11, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF operating QF18 Buenos Aires – Sydney (depart Buenos Aires 10 September) made an unscheduled stop in Auckland for fuel arriving into Sydney extremely close to the airport curfew time.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGG Positions to Singapore Maintenance.

September 11, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGG positioned Sydney – Singapore for maintenance as QF6023 today.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGM Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

September 8, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGM, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 22nd July, re-entered service today as QF507 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 30J/224Y Domestic configuration.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ Returns from London Heathrow.

September 7, 2011

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ, which has been out of service at London Heathrow since 4 September, returned to service this evening operating QF10 London Heathrow – Singapore – Melbourne.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ QF18 Auckland Diversion.

September 6, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ operating QF18 Buenos Aires – Sydney (depart Buenos Aires 5 September) operated via Auckland this afternoon in connection with the Rugby World Cup.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZR Enters Service.

September 6, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZR entered service today as QF406 Melbourne – Sydney.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH Returns from Shanghai.

September 6, 2011

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH, which has been out of service at Shanghai since 2 September, returned to Australia today operating a daytime Shanghai – Sydney flight as QF130D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ London Heathrow Technical Issue.

September 4, 2011

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ arrived into London Heathrow today as QF31 from Sydney and Singapore, however its scheduled departure as QF10 London Heathrow – Singapore – Melbourne was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

JetConnect B737-400 ZK-JTQ In Service Again.

September 3, 2011

JetConnect [rss=cut] Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTQ operated Sydney – Auckland as QF173 today.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEF QF17 Auckland Technical Diversion.

September 3, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 747-438EE VH-OEF operating QF17 Sydney – Buenos Aires diverted to Auckland today due to engine vibrations. The aircraft will be repaired overnight by Air New Zealand.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZP Rockampton and Sydney Diversions.

September 3, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZP operating QF703 Cairns – Melbourne departed on a normal track from Cairns and was close to Barcaldine when it diverted to Rockhampton due to a technical issue. The aircraft was on the ground for almost four hours then departed to Melbourne via Sydney where the crew was changed due to the original crew running out of hours.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH Shanghai Technical Issue.

September 2, 2011

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH arrived into Shanghai today as QF129 from Sydney but the return QF130 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGF Withdrawn.

September 1, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGF was withdrawn from service at Sydney today after arriving as QF764 Adelaide from Adelaide.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZD Unveiled in Optus/QANTAS Frequent Flyer Livery.

September 1, 2011

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZD was unveiled at Sydney today wearing special livery to advertise Optus/QANTAS Frequent Flyer partnership.




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