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Monthly Archives: August 2012

QANTAS and Emirates Announcement Imminent.

August 31, 2012

An announcement on QANTAS and Emirates entering into a codeshare agreement is expected next Thursday 6th September. Emirates President Tim Clark will be in Sydney and the Sydney – Auckland sector of EK412/EK413 has been cancelled that day in order that an Emirates A380, presumably alongside a QANTAS A380, will be available for publicity purposes in Sydney.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG Positioning Flight.

August 31, 2012

QANTAS Airbus A330-200 VH-EBG positioned Melbourne – Sydney early this morning as QF6115.

31/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 31, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF470 Sydney – Melbourne
QF902 Perth – Karratha
QF903 Karratha – Perth
QF915 Karratha – Perth
QF916 Perth – Karratha
QF1486 Canberra – Sydney
QF1493 Sydney – Canberra
QF1495 Sydney – Canberra
QF1496 Canberra – Sydney
QF1850 Ayers Rock – Cairns
QF1859 Cairns – Ayers Rock
QF2050 Devonport – Melbourne
QF2132 Melbourne – Canberra
QF2133 Canberra – Melbourne
QF2261 Lord Howe Island – Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXL Positioning Flight.

August 30, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 737-838 VH-VXL positioned Melbourne – Sydney this evening as QF6114.

30/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 30, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF404 Melbourne – Sydney
QF417 Sydney – Melbourne
QF463 Sydney – Melbourne
QF468 Melbourne – Sydney
QF492 Melbourne – Sydney
QF2061 Melbourne – Devonport.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Returns from Frankfurt.

August 29, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC, which has been out of service at Frankfurt since 27th August, operated tonight’s QF6 Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney. This enables QF6 schedules to return to normal.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJJ Rapid Frankfurt Turnaround.

August 29, 2012

With sister VH-OJC still out of service, Boeing 747-438 VH-OJJ turned around after arrival into Frankfurt this morning as QF5 from Sydney and Singapore to operate last night’s delayed QF6 Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney as QF6D.  

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI Positioning Flight.

August 29, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI positioned Sydney – Brisbane this morning as QF6013 prior to operating QF51 Brisbane – Singapore.

29/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 29, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF518 Sydney – Brisbane
QF519 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1422 Canberra – Sydney
QF2061 Brisbane – Devonport
QF2132 Melbourne – Canberra.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJE Rapid Frankfurt Turnaround.

August 28, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE arrived into Frankfurt as QF5 from Sydney and Singapore and was turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF6 Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney. Sister VH-OJC remains out of service at Frankfurt and thus QF6 services will continue to be delayed overnight until the arrival of QF5 until it can be slotted back into service.

28/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations and Diversions.

August 28, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF413 Sydney – Melbourne
QF428 Melbourne – Sydney
QF457 Sydney – Melbourne
QF544 Sydney – Brisbane
QF557 Brisbane – Sydney
QF2011 Tamworth – Sydney
QF2266 Port Lincoln – Adelaide
QF2449 Moranbah – Brisbane
QF2453 Moranbah – Brisbane

QF2452 and QF2448 Brisbane – Moranbah both diverted to Mackay.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Frankfurt Technical Issue.

August 27, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC arrived into Frankfurt as QF5 from Sydney and Singapore this morning however it is unable to operate tonight’s scheduled QF6 return due to a technical issue.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXR Positioning Flight.

August 27, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR positioned Karratha – Perth this afternoon as QF6121.

27/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 27, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF904 Perth – Karratha
QF905 Karratha – Perth
QF911 Karratha – Perth
QF912 Perth – Karratha
QF919 Karratha – Perth
QF1124 Perth – Port Hedland
QF1125 Port Hedland – Perth
QF2273 Adelaide – Port Lincoln
QF2275 Adelaide – Port Lincoln
QF2313 Cairns – Townsville
QF2358 Brisbane – Rockhampton
QF2359 Rockhampton – Brisbane
QF2393 Biloela – Brisbane
QF2730 Brisbane – Bundaberg
QF2731 Bundaberg – Brisbane.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEE Positioning Flight.

August 27, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE positioned Brisbane – Sydney this morning as QF6014 after operating QF16 Los Angeles – Brisbane.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYF Positions to Avalon Maintenance.

August 27, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 737-838 VH-VYF positioned Melbourne – Avalon early this morning as QF6111.

26/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 26, 2012

The following QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF2285 Melbourne – Launceston
QF2286 Launceston – Melbourne.

25/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 25, 2012

The following QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF1714 Brisbane – Gladstone
QF1715 Gladstone – Brisbane
QF2286 Launceston – Melbourne
QF2289 Melbourne – Launceston.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJL Positioning Flight.

August 24, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL positioned Sydney – Brisbane this morning as QF6013 prior to taking up service as QF51 Brisbane – Singapore.

24/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations and Diversions.

August 24, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF403 Sydney – Melbourne
QF406 Melbourne – Sydney
QF413 Sydney – Melbourne
QF445 Sydney – Melbourne
QF448 Melbourne – Sydney
QF467 Sydney – Melbourne
QF470 Melbourne – Sydney
QF472 Melbourne – Sydney
QF471 Sydney – Melbourne
QF472 Melbourne – Sydney
QF492 Melbourne – Sydney
QF771 Sydney – Canberra
QF819 Canberra – Melbourne
QF1464 Canberra – Sydney
QF1467 Sydney – Canberra
QF1744 Brisbane – Rockhampton
QF1745 Rockhampton – Brisbane
QF1850 Ayers Rock – Cairns
QF1871 Darwin – Cairns
QF1874 Cairns – Darwin
QF2214 Albury – Sydney
QF2236 Mount Hotham – Sydney
QF2382 Brisbane – Hervey Bay
QF2383 Hervey Bay – Brisbane
QF2384 Brisbane – Hervey Bay.

QF2235 Sydney – Mount Hotham diverted to Albury.

QANTAS Boeing 787 Order Amendments.

August 23, 2012

QANTAS this morning issued the following statement regarding its Boeing 787 orders:

“The QANTAS group today today announced it would restructure its Boeing 787 delivery schedule as part of the five year International turnaround plan.

There is no change to the group’s plan for Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Deliveries of fifteen 787-8s to JetStar will continue as planned, with the first aircraft to arrive in the second half of 2013. This will enable the transfer of A330 aircraft from JetStar to QANTAS Domestic, and the eventual retirement of QANTAS’ Boeing 767 fleet.

Fifty 787-9 options and purchase rights will be retained and brought forward by almost two years, available for delivery from 2016. However, firm commitments for 35 B787-9s will be cancelled. The restructure means a delay of two years in the Group’s first B787-9 delivery.

The changes will result in a reduction of capital expenditure commitments that would equal US$8.5 billion at list prices.”

QANTAS would not have been paying list prices for the aircraft so the actual reduction of capital expenditure commitments is not known. However QANTAS will receive US$433 million from Boeing.

This means that at present the only Boeing 787s on firm order for the QANTAS group are the 15 787-8s for JetStar. The group retains the option to purchase up to 50 787-9s at the price originally negotiated and should they exercise these options and purchase rights then the earliest the aircraft could arrive would be 2016.

QANTAS Financial Results 2012.

August 23, 2012

QANTAS today announced the following financial results for 2011/2012.

A total loss of $244 million after tax was posted though an underlying profit of before tax of $95 was claimed.

The industrial action, including the decision to ground the fleet, cost £194 million.

QANTAS International made a loss of $450 million whilst the joint QANTAS and JetStar Domestic networks posted a profit of $600 million. No figure was given for JetStar International operations.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGL Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

August 23, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGL, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since 15th July, positioned Avalon – Sydney this afternoon as QF6114.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXJ Positioning Flight.

August 23, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 737-838 VH-VXJ positioned Cairns – Sydney early this morning as QF6101.

23/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations and Diversions.

August 23, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF407 Sydney – Melbourne
QF410 Melbourne – Sydney
QF440 Melbourne – Sydney
QF443 Sydney – Melbourne
QF450 Melbourne – Sydney
QF454 Melbourne – Sydney
QF465 Sydney – Melbourne
QF1462 Canberra – Sydney
QF1483 Sydney – Canberra
QF1706 Brisbane – Gladstone
QF1707 Gladstone – Brisbane
QF1769 Mackay – Brisbane
QF2312 Townsville – Cairns
QF2313 Cairns – Townsville
QF2520 Brisbane – Mackay.

QF2307 operated Rockhampton – Gladstone – Brisbane not Rockhampton – Mackay – Gladstone – Brisbane.

QF2314 operated Brisbane – Rockhampton – Townsville not Brisbane – Rockhampton – Mackay – Townsville.

 

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZA Delivered.

August 22, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZA departed Boeing Field on delivery today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration and QANTAS New ‘Roo livery. This brings the QANTAS operated Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 52 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 60 aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF to Brisbane Maintenance.

August 22, 2012

QANTAS Airbus A330-300 VH-QPF positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6003 this morning.

22/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 22, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF410 Melbourne – Sydney
QF417 Sydney – Melbourne
QF460 Melbourne – Sydney
QF912 Perth – Karratha
QF915 Karratha – Perth
QF916 Perth – Karratha
QF919 Karratha – Perth
QF2449 Moranbah – Brisbane
QF2462 Brisbane – Moranbah
QF2463 Moranbah – Brisbane
QF2503 Cairns – Hamilton Island
QF2504 Hamilton Island – Cairns.

21/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 21, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF408 Melbourne – Sydney
QF417 Sydney – Melbourne
QF428 Melbourne – Sydney
QF448 Melbourne – Sydney
QF1900 Perth – Karratha
QF1901 Karratha – Perth.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA Positioning Flight.

August 21, 2012

QANTAS  Airbus A330-300 VH-QPA positioned Sydney – Melbourne this afternoon as QF6123.

Withdrawn QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJG Leaves Australia.

August 21, 2012

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJG departed Australia today positioning Sydney – Marana as QF6020.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGI to Avalon Maintenance.

August 21, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGI positioned Melbourne – Avalon early this morning as QF6112.

QANTAS B767-300ER Refurbishment Official.

August 20, 2012

QANTAS today officially announced an internal refurbishment program for sixteen Boeing 767-300ER  aircraft.

The aircraft will feature Panasonic In Flight Entertainment wirelessly broadcast to I-pads at every seat after successful trials on VH-OGH.

Additionally the Business Class seats will be recovered in charcoal leather, new carpets, curtains, lighting and cabin dividers.

As sixteen General Electric engined VH-OGx Boeing 767-338ER aircraft remain in the fleet it would seem that these will be the aircraft refurbished. However this is not official and it is not clear whether the four remaining 25J/204Y International configuration Boeing 767-338ERs will retain that layout.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJA Positioning Flight.

August 20, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA positioned Brisbane –Sydney as QF6014 this morning.

20/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 20, 2012

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF413 Sydney – Melbourne
QF426 Melbourne – Sydney
QF451 Sydney – Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJK Positioning Flight.

August 19, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJK positioned Brisbane –Sydney this afternoon as QF6127.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ Positioning Flight.

August 19, 2012

QANTAS  Airbus A330-300 VH-QPJ positioned Sydney –Melbourne this morning as QF6019.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJH Positioning Flight.

August 19, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 737-476 VH-TJH positioned Sydney – Brisbane this morning as QF6117.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBH Positioning Flight.

August 19, 2012

QANTAS Airbus A330-200 VH-EBH positioned Melbourne –Sydney this morning as QF6007.

19/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 19, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF450 Melbourne – Sydney
QF2132 Melbourne – Canberra
QF2133 Canberra – Melbourne.

QANTAS A380 Hong Kong Reconfiguration Swap.

August 18, 2012

QANTAS Airbus A380 VH-OQF operated its final flight in 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration as QF127 Sydney – Hong Kong this afternoon. The aircraft then positioned Hong Kong – Manila as QF6015 where it will be reconfigured at Lufthansa Technic.

Sister VH-OQE has earlier positioned Manila – Hong Kong as QF6025 newly re-fitted into 14F/64J/35W/371Y configuration and then operated QF128 Hong Kong – Sydney.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJE Positioning Flight.

August 18, 2012

QANTAS  Boeing 737-476 VH-TJE positioned Sydney –Melbourne this evening as QF6125.

18/08/12 JetConnect Flight Cancellations.

August 18, 2012

The following JetConnect and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF132 Auckland – Melbourne
QF131 Melbourne – Auckland
QF2082 Melbourne – Mildura.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM Positioning Flight.

August 18, 2012

QANTAS Airbus A330-200 VH-EBM positioned Perth – Sydney overnight as QF6116.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJK Positioning Flight.

August 17, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJK positioned Brisbane –Melbourne this afternoon as QF6135.

17/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 17, 2012

The following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF441 Sydney – Melbourne
QF442 Melbourne – Sydney
QF448 Melbourne – Sydney
QF451 Sydney – Melbourne
QF469 Sydney – Melbourne
QF515 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1427 Sydney – Canberra
QF1428 Canberra – Sydney
QF2132 Melbourne – Canberra
QF2133 Canberra – Melbourne
QF2235 Sydney – Mount Hotham
QF2236 Mount Hotham – Sydney
QF2241 Sydney – Mount Hotham
QF2242 Mount Hotham – Sydney
QF2332 Brisbane – Gladstone
QF2335 Gladstone – Brisbane
QF2336 Brisbane – Gladstone
QF2337 Gladstone – Brisbane
QF2452 Brisbane – Moranbah
QF2453 Moranbah – Brisbane.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD Positioning Flight.

August 16, 2012

QANTAS Airbus A330-300 VH-QPD positioned Melbourne –Perth this evening as QF6114.

16/08/12 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 16, 2012

The  following QANTAS and QANTASLink flights did not operate today:

QF448 Melbourne – Sydney
QF470 Melbourne – Sydney
QF490 Melbourne – Sydney
QF1419 Sydney – Canberra
QF1422 Canberra – Sydney
QF2172 Sydney – Port Macquarie
QF2173 Port Macquarie – Sydney
QF2289 Melbourne – Launceston
QF2336 Brisbane – Gladstone
QF2337 Gladstone – Brisbane.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEH Returns from Dallas-Fort Worth.

August 15, 2012

Following yesterday’s weather issue QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH departed Dallas-Fort Worth late this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Brisbane – Sydney as QF8D.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJT Positioning Flight.

August 15, 2012

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT positioned Sydney –Brisbane this morning as QF6015 then took up service as QF51 to Singapore.




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