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Monthly Archives: February 2014

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI Returns to Service.

February 28, 2014

Following the incident where is was damaged yesterday, QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI returned to service tonight operating QF108 Los Angeles – Sydney. The flight was operated minus the right winglet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Operates Delayed QF16.

February 28, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU operated QF107 Sydney – Los Angeles today, then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF16 Los Angeles – Brisbane as QF16D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ Operates Delayed QF94.

February 28, 2014

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ operated QF93 Melbourne – Los Angeles today, then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne as QF94D.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJA Johannesburg Technical Issue.

February 28, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA operated QF63 Sydney – Johannesburg today, however the return QF64 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZI Positioning Flight.

February 28, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZI positioned Melbourne – Sydney early this afternoon as QF6125.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYE Positioning Flight.

February 28, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYE positioned Sydney – Brisbane late this morning as QF6115.

28/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 28, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF530 Sydney – Brisbane
QF541 Brisbane – Sydney
QF604 Melbourne – Brisbane
QF833 Canberra – Melbourne
QF900 Perth – Karratha
QF901 Karratha – Perth.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI Damaged in Los Angeles Ground Incident.

February 27, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI was parked at the maintenance base at Los Angeles this evening when its wingtip was struck by the wingtip of a company A380 that was being towed from the maintenance base to the terminal. As a result the aircraft had to be removed from service and QF16 Los Angeles – Brisbane was delayed overnight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI Damaged in Los Angeles Ground Incident.

February 27, 2014

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI was under tow from the maintenance facility to the terminal at Los Angeles this evening when its wingtip struck the wingtip of a company Boeing 747-400ER. As a result the aircraft  had to be removed from service and QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne was delayed overnight.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZK Positions for Hamilton Island Charter.

February 27, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZK positioned Sydney – Hamilton Island as QF6160 this afternoon in order to operate a Hamilton Island – Sydney charter as QF1351.

QANTAS Announce Record Six Month Loss.

February 27, 2014

QANTAS today announced an Underlying PBT loss of $252 million and a Statutory Loss After Tax of $235 million for the six months ended 31 December 2013. This is a record deficit for the company in any six month period. The losses have been attributed as follows:

QANTAS Domestic profit reduced to A$57 Million.

QANTAS International loss increased to A$262 Million.

Jetstar posts a loss of A$16 Million.

The company has responded by embarking on a A$1 Billion capital expenditure reduction and A$1 Billion savings plan which will see the loss of up to 5,000 jobs.

QANTAS B747-400 Withdrawals Accelerated.

February 27, 2014

QANTAS today announced an acceleration of the withdrawals of the non-refurbished Boeing 747-400 fleet with the aircraft all leaving the fleet by mid 2016. The ER aircraft and VH-OJS, VH-OJT and VH-OJU will remain.

QANTAS Further Defers A380 Orders.

February 27, 2014

QANTAS today announced that it has further deferred delivery of the final 8 A380s that it has on order.

QANTAS B767-300ER Withdrawals Accelerated.

February 27, 2014

QANTAS today announced that it will accelerate the withdrawal of the Boeing 767-300ER passenger fleet with all passenger aircraft to be withdrawn by October 2015.

QANTAS To Cut Perth – Singapore.

February 27, 2014

QANTAS today announced that it will cut its last surviving Perth – Singapore rotation with the last services operating on 22nd July 2014. This will eliminate all QANTAS International flying from Perth.

QANTAS To Sell Brisbane Terminal Lease.

February 27, 2014

QANTAS and Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) have today reached a commercial agreement covering terminal and runway access at Brisbane Airport, which includes arrangements for the airline to dispose of its long-term lease on its terminal. QANTAS holds a 31 year lease, signed in 1987, on the northern end of the Domestic Terminal at Brisbane Airport which is due to expire on 30 December 2018. Under the new arrangements, Qantas would retain exclusive use and operational control over much of the northern end of the terminal until the end of 2018 while securing rights to key infrastructure beyond this period. In addition, BAC plans to make a significant investment in upgrading and improving facilities and services within the terminal, such as lounges and will assume control of the retail space of this part of the terminal.

Qantas will receive total cash proceeds of $112 million from BAC under the arrangements.

26/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 26, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF448 Melbourne – Sydney
QF465 Sydney – Melbourne
QF902 Perth – Karratha
QF903 Karratha – Perth.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXG Returns from Port Hedland.

February 25, 2014

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, QANTASLink Boeing 717-2K9 VH-NXG positioned Port Hedland – Perth this morning as QF6200.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZK Operates Hamilton Island Charter.

February 25, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZK operated a Sydney – Hamilton Island charter this morning as QF1350, then positioned back to Sydney as QF6161.

25/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 25, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF445 Sydney – Melbourne
QF448 Melbourne – Sydney
QF1088 Perth – Newman
QF1093 Newman – Perth
QF1476 Canberra – Sydney
QF1479 Sydney – Canberra Read more »

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXG Port Hedland Technical Issue.

February 24, 2014

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2K9 VH-NXG operated QF1814 Perth – Port Hedland this afternoon, however the return QF1815 was cancelled due to a technical issue.

24/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 24, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF417 Sydney – Melbourne
QF426 Melbourne – Sydney
QF1477 Sydney – Canberra
QF1478 Canberra – Sydney
QF1815 Port Hedland – Perth
QF2205 Sydney – Albury Read more »

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJS Operates Final B737-400 Passenger Service.

February 23, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJS was withdrawn from service at Melbourne this evening after arriving as QF819 from Canberra. This was the final QANTAS Boeing 737-400 passenger service.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJX Withdrawn from Service.

February 23, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJX was withdrawn from service at Melbourne this afternoon after arriving as QF815 from Canberra.

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBQ Positions to Singapore Maintenance.

February 23, 2014

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBQ, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 15th January, positioned Brisbane – Singapore as QF6005 this morning. The aircraft will be repainted into QANTAS livery at Singapore.

23/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 23, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF1468 Canberra – Sydney
QF1477 Sydney – Canberra.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJT Operates Santiago de Chile Rotation.

February 22, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT operated the QF27/QF28 Sydney – Santiago de Chile rotation today in place of the usual Boeing 747-400ER.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM Avalon Training Flight.

February 22, 2014

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM operated a four hour Sydney – Sydney training flight as QF6116 this morning, routing to Avalon and making several touch and goes.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF2 Bahrain Diversion.

February 22, 2014

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating the London Heathrow – Dubai sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London 21st February) diverted via Bahrain this morning due to fog at Dubai. The complete routing was London Heathrow – Bahrain – Dubai – Sydney.

22/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellation.

February 22, 2014

QF1462 Canberra – Sydney did not operate today.

QANTAS Announces Rio de Janeiro World Cup Flights.

February 21, 2014

QANTAS today announced the following extra Boeing 747-400ER services to co-incide with the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

10th June 2014:
QF27 Sydney – Santiago de Chile – Rio de Janeiro
QF28 Rio de Janeiro – Santiago de Chile – Sydney

27th June 2014:
QF27 Sydney – Santiago de Chile – Rio de Janeiro
QF28 Santiago de Chile – Rio de Janeiro – Sydney

Addtionally the regular QF27/QF28 Sydney – Santiago de Chile service will be extended to Rio de Janeiro on 11th and 30th June 2014.

21/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 21, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:
QF454 Melbourne – Sydney
QF455 Sydney – Melbourne
QF479 Sydney – Melbourne
QF540 Sydney – Brisbane
QF553 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1475 Sydney – Canberra Read more »

20/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 20, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF402 Melbourne – Sydney
QF445 Sydney – Melbourne
QF542 Sydney – Brisbane
QF555 Brisbane – Sydney
QF640 Melbourne – Brisbane
QF641 Brisbane – Melbourne Read more »

19/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 19, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF448 Melbourne – Sydney
QF614 Melbourne – Brisbane
QF1483 Sydney – Canberra
QF1491 Sydney – Canberra
QF1874 Cairns – Darwin
QF1898 Perth – Karratha Read more »

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Positioning Flight.

February 18, 2014

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU positioned Canberra – Sydney early this afternoon as QF6201.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQT Positioning Flight.

February 18, 2014

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQT positioned Brisbane – Sydney this morning as QF6200.

Withdrawn QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGQ Leaves Australia.

February 18, 2014

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGQ departed Australia this morning positioning Sydney – Victorville for storage direct as QF6019.

18/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 18, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF402 Melbourne – Sydney
QF441 Sydney – Melbourne
QF454 Melbourne – Sydney
QF469 Sydney – Melbourne
QF500 Sydney – Brisbane
QF509 Brisbane – Sydney Read more »

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXG Positioning Flights.

February 17, 2014

Following the earlier B717-200 technical issue at Kalgoorlie, QANTASLink Boeing 717-2K9 VH-NXG positioned Perth – Kalgoorlie this evening as QF6201 to deliver parts and technical personnel, then immediately positioned back to Perth as QF6202.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXK Kalgoorlie Technical Issue.

February 17, 2014

QANTASLink Boeing 7717-231 VH-NXK operated QF1884 Perth – Kalgoorlie this afternoon, however the return QF1897 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft. The aircraft was able to position Kalgoorlie – Perth late at night as QF6203.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZM Newman Technical Issue.

February 17, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZM operated QF1098 Perth – Newman this afternoon, however the return QF1099 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXO Positioning Flight.

February 17, 2014

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXO positioned Melbourne – Brisbane this evening as QF6111.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXI Returns from Broome.

February 17, 2014

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, QANTASLink Boeing 717-2K9 VH-NXI positioned Broome – Perth this morning as QF6200.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Returns from Melbourne.

February 17, 2014

Following yesterday’s Antarctic charter, QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6002 this morning then returned to normal service as QF27 Sydney – Santiago de Chile.

17/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 17, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF515 Brisbane – Sydney
QF896 Perth – Karratha
QF897 Karratha – Perth
QF1099 Newman – Perth
QF1419 Sydney – Canberra
QF1422 Canberra – Sydney Read more »

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Positioning Flight.

February 16, 2014

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU positioned Canberra – Brisbane this evening as QF6200.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXI Broome Technical Issue.

February 16, 2014

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2K9 VH-NXI operated QF1930 Perth – Broome this afternoon, however this evening’s return QF1929 was cancelled due to a technical issue.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Operates Antarctic Charter.

February 16, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG operated a Melbourne – Melbourne Antarctic Scenic Charter today as QF2903.

16/02/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

February 16, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF409 Sydney – Melbourne
QF1483 Sydney – Canberra
QF1484 Canberra – Sydney
QF1516 Canberra – Sydney
QF1525 Sydney – Canberra
QF1545 Brisbane – Canberra Read more »

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD Operates Delayed Jakarta Rotation.

February 15, 2014

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD operated yesterday’s delayed QF41/QF42 Sydney – Jakarta rotation today. Jakarta airport was closed yesterday due to the Indonesian volcanic eruption.




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