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Monthly Archives: March 2014

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEF Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

March 13, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since February 11th, positioned Avalon – Sydney this afternoon as QF6196. This was the final aircraft to undergo maintenance at Avalon and the facility will now be closed.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZJ Newman Technical Issue.

March 13, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZJ operated QF1086 Perth – Newman this morning, however the return QF1087 was cancelled due to a technical issue. The aircraft positioned Newman – Perth during the afternoon as QF6114.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Operates Short QF8.

March 13, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Brisbane – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 11th March) terminated the flight at Brisbane this morning in a planned operation. The aircraft then operated QF51 Brisbane – Singapore. This enabled another aircraft to be fed into the QF15/QF16 QF51/QF52 Brisbane international operation following the cancellation of QF16 on 11th March.

13/03/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 13, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF1087 Newman – Perth
QF1467 Sydney – Canberra
QF1468 Canberra – Sydney
QF1515 Sydney – Canberra
QF2304 Townsville – Cairns
QF2358 Brisbane – Rockhampton Read more »

Withdrawn QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Positions to Victorville.

March 12, 2014

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC positioned Los Angeles – Victorville this morning as QF6024.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Melbourne Technical Issue.

March 12, 2014

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU operated QF1533 Melbourne – Canberra this morning, however it was unable to operate the return QF1532 due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Melbourne – Canberra early in the evening as QF6200 and returned to service as QF1554 Canberra – Brisbane.

12/03/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 12, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF407 Sydney – Melbourne
QF445 Sydney – Melbourne
QF448 Melbourne – Sydney
QF537 Brisbane – Sydney
QF632 Melbourne – Brisbane
QF1518 Canberra – Sydney Read more »

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYD Enters Brisbane Maintenance.

March 11, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYD entered the Brisbane maintenance facility this evening after arriving as QF548 from Sydney.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ Enters Service.

March 11, 2014

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBQ entered QANTAS service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. However the aircraft was greeted by fire trucks at Perth due to smoke eminating from the cockpit area and did not operate any other services today.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Withdrawn.

March 11, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC was withdrawn from service at Los Angeles this morning after arriving as QF107 from Sydney. As a result there is no QF16 Los Angeles – Brisbane scheduled today. This brings the Boeing 747-400 fleet down to eight aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXE Operates First QF800 Perth – Darwin.

March 11, 2014

QANTAS increased service on the Perth – Darwin route today with Boeing 737-838 VH-VXE operating the inaugural QF800 service.

11/03/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 11, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF1477 Sydney – Canberra
QF1478 Canberra – Sydney
QF1822 Perth – Newman
QF1823 Newman – Perth
QF2490 Cairns – Horn Island
QF2491 Horn Island – Cairns.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGM Positioning Flight.

March 10, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGM positioned Perth – Melbourne this morning as QF6111.

10/03/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 10, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF407 Sydney – Melbourne
QF521 Brisbane – Sydney
QF530 Sydney – Brisbane
QF638 Melbourne – Brisbane
QF2503 Cairns – Hamilton Island
QF2504 Hamilton Island – Cairns.

QANTAS Freight B767-300ER VH-EFR Operates Hong Kong Triangle.

March 9, 2014

QANTAS Freight Boeing 767-381F VH-EFR operated a Sydney – Auckland – Hong Kong – Sydney triangle today as QF7525/QF7531/QF7532.

09/03/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 9, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF551 Brisbane – Sydney
QF776 Perth – Melbourne
QF883 Sydney – Canberra
QF2132 Melbourne – Canberra
QF2133 Canberra – Melbourne
QF2283 Melbourne – Launceston Read more »

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ Returns from Singapore Maintenance.

March 8, 2014

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since February 23rd, positioned Singapore – Brisbane this morning as QF6006. The aircraft has been repainted into QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

08/03/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 8, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF524 Sydney – Brisbane
QF537 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1462 Canberra – Sydney
QF2050 Devonport – Melbourne.

QANTAS Announces Sydney – Hamilton Island Service.

March 7, 2014

QANTAS today announced a return to the Sydney – Hamilton Island route with a 3 x weekly Boeing 737-800 service to commence on 2nd July 2014. Schedules are as follows:

QF866 Sydney 0840 – Hamilton Island 1115 Saturdays, Sundays
QF867 Hamilton Island 1115 – Sydney 1415 Saturdays, Sundays

QF866 Sydney 0915 – Hamilton Island 1150 Wednesdays
QF867 Hamilton Island 1230 – Sydney 1450 Wednesdays.

QANTAS Announces Melbourne – Coffs Harbour Service.

March 7, 2014

QANTAS today announced a weekly Melbourne – Coffs Harbour Boeing 737-800 service to commence on 7th June 2014. Schedules are as follows:

QF868 Melbourne 1140 – Coffs Harbour 1335 Saturdays
QF869 Coffs Harbour 1415 – Melbourne 1615 Saturdays.

QANTAS Announces Sydney – Hervey Bay Service.

March 7, 2014

QANTAS today announced a twice weekly Sydney – Hervey Bay Boeing 717-200 service to commence on 17th May 2014. The service will use Two Class Boeing 717-200s sold as all Economy and operate to the following schedule:

QF1558 Sydney 1125 – Hervey Bay 1310 Saturdays, Sundays
QF1559 Hervey Bay 1350 – Sydney 1535 Saturdays, Sundays.

QANTASLink Announces Brisbane – Port Macquarie Service.

March 7, 2014

QANTASLink today announced a daily Brisbane – Port Macquarie Dash 8-Q400 service to commence on 1st May 2014. Schedules are as follows:

QF2821 Brisbane 1050 – Port Macquarie 1155 Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
QF2820 Port Macquarie 1220 – Brisbane 1325 Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

QF2821 Brisbane 1010 – Port Macquarie 1115 Wednesdays
QF2820 Port Macquarie 1140 – Brisbane 1245 Wednesdays

QF2821 Brisbane 1335 – Port Macquarie 1440 Sundays
QF2820 Port Macquarie 1505 – Brisbane 1610 Sundays.

QANTASLink Announces Brisbane – Miles Service.

March 7, 2014

QANTASLink today announced a 9 x weekly Brisbane – Miles Dash 8-200/300 service to commence on 14th April. Schedules are as follows:

QF2506 Brisbane 0925 – Miles 1025 Mondays – Fridays
QF2507 Miles 1050 – Brisbane 1150 Mondays – Fridasys

QF2508 Brisbane 1300 – Miles 1400 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
QF2509 Miles 1425 – Brisbane 1525 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR Positions to Singapore Maintenance.

March 7, 2014

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBR, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 18th February, positioned Brisbane – Singapore as QF6005 this morning. The aircraft will be repainted into QANTAS livery at Singapore.

07/03/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 7, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF445 Sydney – Melbourne
QF458 Melbourne – Sydney
QF1427 Sydney – Canberra
QF1428 Canberra – Sydney
QF1485 Sydney – Canberra
QF1486 Canberra – Sydney Read more »

Withdrawn QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJX Leaves Australia.

March 6, 2014

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 747-436 VH-TJX left Australia this morning routing Sydney – Apia – Honolulu – Victorville as QF6025.

Withdrawn QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJS Leaves Australia.

March 6, 2014

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 747-436 VH-TJS left Australia this morning routing Sydney – Apia – Honolulu – Victorville as QF6020.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB QF2 Bahrain Diversion.

March 6, 2014

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB operating the London Heathrow – Dubai sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London 5th March) diverted via Bahrain this morning due to fog at Dubai

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB QF2 Bahrain Diversion.

March 6, 2014

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB operating the London Heathrow – Dubai sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London 5th March) diverted via Bahrain this morning due to fog at Dubai.

06/03/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 6, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF440 Melbourne – Sydney
QF449 Sydney – Melbourne
QF638 Melbourne – Brisbane
QF641 Brisbane – Melbourne
QF1902 Perth – Karratha
QF1902 Karratha – Perth Read more »

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Positions to Manila Maintenance.

March 5, 2014

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA positioned Hong Kong – Manila for maintenance this evening as QF6003 after arriving as QF127 from Sydney. As a result no QF128 Hong Kong – Sydney was scheduled today.

Withdrawn QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJS Prepares to Leave Australia.

March 5, 2014

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJS positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6020 this afternoon in preparation for departing Australia for storage at Victorville.

Withdrawn QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJX Prepares to Leave Australia.

March 5, 2014

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJX positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6025 late this morning in preparation for departing Australia for storage at Victorville.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXU Brisbane Test Flight.

March 5, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXU, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 3rd February, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6113.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI Returns to Service.

March 5, 2014

Following the ground incident at Los Angeles on February 27th and its subsequent positioning flight to Sydney, QANTAS A380 VH-OQI returned to service this afternoon operating QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow.

05/03/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 5, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF455 Sydney – Melbourne
QF456 Melbourne – Sydney
QF500 Sydney – Brisbane
QF509 Brisbane – Sydney
QF523 Brisbane – Sydney
QF530 Sydney – Brisbane Read more »

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA Avalon Training Mission.

March 4, 2014

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA operated Melbourne – Melbourne as QF6112 early this afternoon for training purposes making several touch and goes at Avalon.

04/03/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 4, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF416 Melbourne – Sydney
QF441 Sydney – Melbourne
QF510 Sydney – Brisbane
QF573 Brisbane – Perth
QF650 Perth – Brisbane
QF1704 Brisbane – Gladstone Read more »

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXM Returns from Mackay.

March 3, 2014

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXM positioned Mackay – Brisbane late this afternoon as QF6200.

03/03/13 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 3, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF413 Sydney – Melbourne
QF896 Perth – Karratha
QF897 Karratha – Perth
QF1090 Perth – Newman
QF1091 Newman – Perth
QF1702 Brisbane – Gladstone Read more »

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI Returns from Los Angeles.

March 2, 2014

Following the damage it sustained on the ground at Los Angeles on 27th February, QANTAS A380 VH-OQI positioned Los Angeles – Sydney this afternoon as QF6021.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXM Mackay Technical Issue.

March 2, 2014

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXM operated QF1766 Brisbane – Mackay this afternoon, however the return QF1767 was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGR Positioning Flight.

March 2, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGR positioned Sydney – Melbourne early this evening as QF6127.

QANTAS Boeing 767-300ER VH-OGO Positioning Flight.

March 2, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGO positioned Sydney – Melbourne this afternoon as QF6117.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Positioning Flight.

March 2, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6007 this morning after arriving as QF52 from Brisbane.

02/03/14 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

March 2, 2014

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF449 Sydney – Melbourne
QF549 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1767 Mackay – Brisbane
QF2491 Horn Island – Cairns

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJA Returns from Johannesburg.

March 1, 2014

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 departed Johannesburg late tonight operating yesterday’s delayed QF64 Johannesburg – Sydney as QF64D. The aircraft was reportedly repaired using parts obtained from withdrawn British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLL.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE Positioning Flight.

March 1, 2014

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE positioned Sydney – Los Angeles today as QF6020 in order to operate yesterday’s delayed QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney as QF12D.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL Positioning Flight.

March 1, 2014

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL positioned Brisbane – Sydney this morning as QF6116.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Positioning Flight.

March 1, 2014

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6006 this morning in order to operate QF51 Brisbane – Singapore.




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