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Monthly Archives: August 2013

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQE Positions to Christchurch Maintenance.

August 30, 2013

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQE positioned Auckland – Christchurch for maintenance late tonight as QF6171.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQD Christchurch Test Flight.

August 30, 2013

JetConnect Boeing 737-8FE ZK-ZQD, which has been under maintenance at Christchurch since 17th August, undertook a Christchurch – Christchurch test flight as QF6172 this afternoon.

30/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 30, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF463 Sydney – Melbourne
QF773 Melbourne – Perth
QF1460 Canberra – Sydney
QF1483 Sydney – Canberra
QF1484 Canberra – Sydney
QF1802 Perth – Paraburdoo
QF2009 Tamworth – Sydney
QF2012 Sydney – Tamworth
QF2544 Brisbane – Roma
QF2545 Roma – Brisbane.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD Enters Service.

August 29, 2013

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD entered service today operating QF31 Sydney – Singapore – London Heathrow.

QANTAS New A330-200/A330-300 Product Revealed.

August 29, 2013

QANTAS today revealed the new on board product that will be fitted to all A330-300 and A330-200 aircraft commencing next year. Business Class will feature a Marc Newson designed fully flat “Business Suite” in a 1-2-1 staggered configuration. The suites will be fitted with the Panasonic eX3 IFE system with a 16” screen, and will also feature Q-streaming wifi to Ipad.

New QANTAS A330 Business Suite

In Economy the A330-300 fleet will feature a new seat similar to the A380 seat but with flush fitting armrests when in the upright position. A330-200s will retain the existing seat which will be re-cushioned and refurbished.

QANTAS Two Class B717-200 Product Revealed.

August 29, 2013

QANTAS today revealed the cabin product for five additional Boeing 717-200 aircraft which will be delivered late this year in two class configuration for Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne – Canberra services. The 12J/98Y configuration aircraft wil feature 2-2 seating in Business and 2-3 seating in Economy with Q-streaming wifi to ipad entertainment.

QANTASLink B717-200 Business Class

QANTASLink B717-200 Business Class

QANTAS Fleet News.

August 29, 2013

Contained [rss-cut[ within today’s QANTAS profit announcement were the following fleet details:
The Boeing 737-400 fleet will be totally withdrawn in February 2014.

The Boeing 767-300ER fleet will be totally withdrawn by mid 2015.

Four further Boeing 737-800s will be received in the 2014 financial year with a further five to be received in the 2015 financial year.

Two further Boeing 747-400s will be withdrawn in the 2014 financial year.

Three further Dash 8-Q400s for QANTASLink will be delivered in financial year 2014.

QANTAS Reports Full Year Figures.

August 29, 2013

QANTAS today reported its full year figures for the period to 30th June 2013.  QANTAS reported a Statutory Profit of A$6 million compared to a Statutory Loss of A$244 million last year. The underlying profit is A$192 million up from A$95 million last year. QANTAS Domestic showed a profit of A$365 million, down 21% from last year but with 84% of the corporate market retained. QANTAS International showed a loss of A$246 million, half of last years figure. JetStar reported a profit of A$138 million, down from last year due to lossed involved with JetStar Japan and the yet to get off the ground JetStar Hong King. QANTAS Frequent Flyer reported A$260 million profit, up 13% on last year. QANTAS Freight reported A$36 million profit.

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

August 29, 2013

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

29/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 29, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF762 Perth – Melbourne
QF1493 Sydney – Canberra
QF1736 Brisbane – Rockhampton
QF1737 Rockhampton – Brisbane
QF1837 Paraburdoo – Perth
QF2410 Brisbane – Emerald
QF2411 Emerald – Brisbane.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Positioning Flight.

August 28, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6013 this morning in order to operate QF15 Brisbane – Los Angeles.

28/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 28, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF414 Melbourne – Sydney
QF451 Sydney – Melbourne
QF461 Sydney – Melbourne
QF466 Melbourne – Sydney
QF481 Melbourne – Perth
QF902 Perth – Karratha
QF903 Karratha – Perth
QF2455 Moranbah – Brisbane
QF2756 Brisbane – Moranbah.

27/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 27, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF402 Melbourne – Sydney
QF413 Sydney – Melbourne
QF422 Melbourne – Sydney
QF423 Sydney – Melbourne.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJE Positions for Victorville Storage.

August 26, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE positioned Los Angeles – Victorville for storage this morning as QF6021.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ Positioning Flight.

August 26, 2013

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

26/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 26, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF412 Melbourne – Sydney
QF417 Sydney – Melbourne
QF896 Perth – Karratha
QF897 Karratha – Perth.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA Operates QF98 via Cairns.

August 25, 2013

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA operating QF98 Hong Kong – Brisbane operated Hong Kong – Cairns – Brisbane tonight. This operation was planned before departure from Hong Kong.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJE Withdrawn.

August 25, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6013 this morning in order to operate QF15 Brisbane – Los Angeles. The aircraft will then be withdrawn from service and will positioned Los Angeles – Victorville for storage tomorrow. This brings the Boeing 747-400/400ER fleet down to 15 aircraft.

25/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 25, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF1479 Sydney – Canberra
QF1480 Canberra – Sydney.

24/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 24, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF2260 Sydney – Lord Howe Island
QF2261 Lord Howe Island – Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXT Positioning Flight.

August 23, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXT positioned Brisbane – Canberra this evening as QF6115.

23/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 23, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF500 Sydney – Brisbane
QF509 Brisbane – Sydney
QF544 Sydney – Brisbane
QF557 Brisbane – Sydney
QF953 Brisbane – Canberra
QF1427 Sydney – Canberra Read more »

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZD Positions for Darwin Charter.

August 22, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZD positioned Sydney – Darwin as QF6100 this morning in order to operate a Darwin – Sydney charter as QF1350.

22/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 22, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF502 Sydney – Brisbane
QF2414 Brisbane – Emerald
QF2415 Emerald – Brisbane
QF2448 Brisbane – Moranbah
QF2449 Moranbah – Brisbane
QF2536 Brisbane – Roma
QF2537 Roma – Brisbane.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ Positioning Flight.

August 21, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6013 this morning in order to operate QF51 Brisbane – Singapore.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZZ Positions for Derby Immigration Charter.

August 21, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZZ positioned Canberra – Derby as QF6162 this morning in order to operate a Derby – Melbourne – Sydney charter for the Immigration Department as QF1352. The aircraft then positioned Sydney – Canberra as QF6103.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGT Positions for Darwin Charter.

August 21, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 767-336ER VH-OGT positioned Sydney – Darwin as QF6102 this morning in order to operate a Darwin – Brisbane charter as QF1351. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6103.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGR Positions for Darwin Charter.

August 21, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 767-336ER VH-OGR positioned Sydney – Darwin as QF6100 early this morning in order to operate a Darwin – Melbourne charter as QF1350. The aircraft then positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6101.

21/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 21, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF469 Sydney – Melbourne
QF506 Sydney – Brisbane
QF515 Brisbane – Sydney
QF528 Sydney – Brisbane
QF549 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1419 Sydney – Canberra
QF1422 Canberra – Sydney
QF2261 Lord Howe Island – Sydney
QF2420 Newcastle – Brisbane
QF2751 Moranbah – Brisbane.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGT Positions for Darwin Charter.

August 20, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 767-336ER VH-OGT positioned Sydney – Darwin as QF6104 early this morning in order to operate a Darwin – Adelaide charter as QF1352. The aircraft then positioned Adelaide – Sydney as QF6105.

20/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 20, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF426 Melbourne – Sydney
QF452 Melbourne – Sydney
QF461 Sydney – Melbourne
QF513 Brisbane – Sydney
QF2408 Brisbane – Emerald
QF2409 Emerald – Brisbane
QF2412 Brisbane – Emerald
QF2413 Emerald – Brisbane.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM Positioning Flight.

August 19, 2013

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM positioned Perth – Melbourne this evening as QF6131.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXJ Enters Brisbane Maintenance.

August 19, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXJ entered the Brisbane maintenance facility this afternoon after arriving as QF662 from Adelaide.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXT Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

August 19, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXT, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 16th July, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight as QF6111 early this afternoon then re-entered service as QF976 Brisbane – Townsville.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGM Positioning Flight.

August 19, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGM, which has been out of service at Brisbane since 16th August, positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6121 this morning.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI Positioning Flight.

August 19, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6014 this morning after arriving as QF52 from Singapore.

19/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 19, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF403 Sydney – Melbourne
QF413 Sydney – Melbourne
QF422 Melbourne – Sydney
QF444 Melbourne – Sydney
QF457 Sydney – Melbourne
QF536 Sydney – Brisbane
QF549 Brisbane – Sydney
QF762 Perth – Melbourne
QF2544 Brisbane – Roma
QF25245 Roma – Brisbane.

18/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 18, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF444 Melbourne – Sydney
QF459 Sydney – Melbourne.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD Returns to Service, Diverts to Manila.

August 17, 2013

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD operating was operating its first service since returning from maintenance at Manila as QF128 Hong Kong – Sydney, diverted to Manila late tonight. After around 90 minutes on the ground the flight continued to Sydney making it appear to have been a medical diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE Positions to Manila Maintenance.

August 17, 2013

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE operated QF127 Sydney – Hong Kong today, then positioned Hong Kong – Manila for maintenance as QF6011. However due to air traffic congestion around Manila the flight diverted via Clark.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQD Positioning Flight.

August 17, 2013

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQD positioned Auckland – Christchurch early this evening as QF6171.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXL Hobart Rescue Mission.

August 17, 2013

Following the technical issue encountered by sister VH-VXL, QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXL positioned Melbourne – Hobart as QF6136 early this afternoon in order to operate the delayed QF1012 Hobart – Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJZ Positioning Flight.

August 17, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJZ, which spend yesterday out of service at Adelaide, positioned Adelaide – Melbourne late this morning as QF6112.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXH Hobart Technical Issue.

August 17, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXH operated QF1011 Melbourne – Hobart this morning, however it was unable to operate the return QF1012 due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Hobart – Melbourne during the afternoon as QF6146.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGV Operates Noumea Charter.

August 17, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGV operated a Sydney – Noumea charter rotation this morning as QF6041/QF6040.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZE Positioning Flight.

August 17, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZE positioned Adelaide – Sydney as QF6126 early this morning.

17/08/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

August 17, 2013

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF434 Melbourne – Sydney
QF730 Adelaide – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD Returns from Manila Maintenance.

August 17, 2013

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 13th July, positioned Manila – Hong Kong in the early hours of this morning as QF6006.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJI Positioning Flight.

August 16, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJI positioned Melbourne – Adelaide as QF6125 early this afternoon.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXS Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

August 16, 2013

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXS, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 7th August, re-entered service this morning operating QF517 Brisbane – Sydney.




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