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QANTAS News April 2011

30th April 2011 - VH-VZL in service.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZL entered service today operating QF675 Melbourne - Adelaide.

28th April 2011 - VH-VZM First Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZM made its first flight from Boeing Field today.







27th April 2011 - VH-OJA Perth rotation.

3 Class Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA operated the QF575/580 Sydney - Perth rotation today.

26th April 2011 - VH-OQB positioned back to Sydney.

A380 VH-OQB positioned back from Singapore to Sydney overnight as QF6001.

25th April 2011 - Melbourne Fog Diversions.

QF10 (depart London 23rd April) London Heathrow - Singapore - Melbourne operated by A380 VH-OQG diverted to Sydney to Sydney before continuing on to Melbourne.

QF30 (depart London 23rd April) London Heathrow - Hong Kong - Melbourne operated by Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH diverted to Adelaide before continuing on to Melbourne.

QF648 Perth - Melbourne operated by Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGU diverted to Adelaide before continuing on to Melbourne.

23rd April 2011 - 737-838 VH-VZL on delivery.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZL departed Boeing Field today on delivery to QANTAS as QF6024 routing Boeing Field - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne. This aircraft is fitted with the same Business Class sears as the latest three JetConnect 737s and A330s VH-EBO/EBP and has AVOD throughout.

21st April 2011 - A330-300  QF19 Brisbane Swap.

QANTAS again today swapped the A330-300 operating the QF19 Sydney - Brisbane - Manila at Brisbane. VH-QPF operated Sydney - Brisbane with VH-QPG working forward to Manila. The same two aircraft operated the exact same switch last week.

21st April 2011 - VH-OQB Technical Problems cause Singapore Shuffle.

Airbus A380 VH-OQB operating QF9 Melbourne - Singapore - London Heathrow arrived into Singapore on time but was unable to continue due to technical problems. QF9 passengers were accommodated overnight in hotels and flew to Heathrow around 12 hours late on sister A380 VH-OQD. This aircraft arrived into Singapore on 22nd April as QF32 London - Singapore - Sydney and was turned around to go back to London. This subsequently meant the Singapore - Sydney sector of QF32 had to be delayed with Boeing 747-438 VH-OJN positioning empty from Sydney to Singapore as QF6005 in order to operate the Singapore - Sydney leg also around 12 hours late.





12th April 2011 - 767 VH-OGR on Perth - Singapore route.

International configuration Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGR operated the QF77/78 Singapore - Perth rotation today in place of the usual Airbus A330-300.

11th April 2011 - VH-OQJ in service.

Airbus A380 VH-OQJ entered service today operating QF31 Sydney - Singapore - London Heathrow.







9th April 2011 - VH-OJE returns from Avalon.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE positioned Avalon - Sydney today as QF6196. This aircraft has been refitted into 3 Class 56J/40W/275Y configuration.

8th April 2011 - A380 VH-OQJ on delivery.

Airbus A380 VH-OQJ departed Toulouse today on delivery to QANTAS as QF6024 routing Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney.

7th April 2011 - VH-OJJ returns in 3 Class configuration.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJJ positioned Avalon - Sydney today as QF6196 newly refitted in the 3 Class 56J/40W/275Y configuration.

5th April 2011 - 767 VH-OGS flies Tokyo rotation.

The QF21/22 Sydney - Hong Kong - Tokyo Narita rotation was flown today by International configuration Boeing 767-3368ER VH-OGS.

4th April 2011 - Tokyo flown as QF171.

Today’s Sydney - Tokyo Narita service operated as QF171 rather than the usual QF21. The service was flown by Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC with a technical stop in Hong Kong.

3rd April 2011 - First A330-300 Brisbane - Darwin service.

VH-QPD operated the QF824/825 Brisbane - Darwin rotation today. A330-300 operations are now scheduled twice weekly on this route this month with the aircraft arriving into Brisbane as QF52 from Singapore, performing the Darwin rotation and departing Brisbane as QF97 to Hong Kong.

3rd April 2011 - Brisbane - Broome service starts.

The new twice weekly Brisbane - Broome QF1030/QF1031 service commenced today operated by Boeing 737-838 VH-VXC.

20th April 2011 - VH-OEJ Perth excursion.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ Wunala Dreaming operated the QF777/776 Melbourne - Perth rotation today. This appears to have been a last minute substitution for the usual Airbus A330-200 as the flight operated around two and half hours late.

19th April 2011 - A380 VH-OQL First flight.

Airbus A380 VH-OQL made its first test flight today from Toulouse wearing the registration F-WWSL.

19th April 2011 - QF21 resumes direct Tokyo service.

The QF21/22 Sydney - Tokyo Narita service resumed direct operation today. This meant two Sydney - Tokyo departures today with Boeing 747-400 VH-OJJ operating QF171 Sydney - Hong Kong - Tokyo Narita at 0605 and VH-OJC operating QF21 at 2215. QF22 will also resume direct operation today with VH-OJJ turning around in Tokyo to operate non-stop on the return.

19th April 2011 - 747 VH-OJD Perth rotation.

2 Class Boeing 747-438 VH-OJD operated today’s QF581/QF582 Sydney - Perth rotation.

17th April 2011 - VH-OEG returns from Hong Kong.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG returned to Sydney today as QF6022 from Hong Kong and has been repainted into the new QANTAS livery. The aircraft had been in Hong Kong since 27th March 2011 for maintenance at HAECO.

16th April 2011 - VH-OJC back from Avalon in 3 Class configuration.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC positioned Avalon - Sydney today as QF6196. The aircraft is now fitted with Premium Economy in the 56J/40W/275Y configuration.

14th April 2011 - 747 VH-OJB Auckland rotation.

2 Class Boeing 747-438 VH-OJB operated today’s QF141/QF114 Sydney - Auckland rotation.

14th April 2011 - A330-300  QF19 Brisbane Swap.

QANTAS again today swapped the A330-300 operating the QF19 Sydney - Brisbane - Manila at Brisbane. VH-QPF operated Sydney - Brisbane with VH-QPG working forward to Manila.

13th April 2011 - ZK-ZQC QF50 Priority Landing.

Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQC operating QF50 Auckland - Sydney requested a priority landing at Sydney due to a faulty fuel transfer valve. As with all priority landings emergency services were on hand as a precaution. These were not needed and the aircraft taxied to the gate as normal.


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