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QANTAS News and Information April 2012.

30th April 2012 - VH-EBN Positions from Perth.

Following yesterday’s technical issue Airbus A330-200 VH-EBN positioned Perth - Sydney this morning as QF6111.

30th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF440 Melbourne - Sydney

QF441 Sydney - Melbourne

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF451 Sydney - Melbourne

QF457 Sydney - Melbourne

QF464 Melbourne - Sydney

QF513 Brisbane - Sydney

QF1706 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF1707 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF1768 Brisbane - Mackay

QF1769 Mackay - Brisbane

QF2427 Brisbane - Newcastle.

29th April 2012 - VH-EBN Perth Technical Issue.

Airbus A330-200 VH-EBN operated QF577 Sydney - Perth today however the return QF566 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

29th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today.

QF123 Brisbane - Auckland

QF124 Auckland - Brisbane

QF566 Perth - Sydney

QF2254 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2255 Lord Howe Island - Sydney.

28th April 2012 - VH-OQD Positions to Manila for Reconfiguration.

Airbus A380 VH-OQD positioned Sydney - Manila this evening as QF6025 where it will undergo cabin reconfiguration to up capacity from 450 to 485 seats.

All reconfiguration will take place on the Upper Deck where galleys and toilets will be re-arranged to permit the Business Class section to be reduced from 72 to 64 seats, Premium Economy to be moved forward and increased from 32 to 35 seats and a new Economy cabin to be fitted at the rear of the Upper Deck with 39 seats.

28th April 2012 - VH-OQA Returns to Service.

Airbus A380 VH-OQA returned to service today operating QF127 Sydney - Hong Kong.

28th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today.

QF2205 Sydney - Albury

QF2206 Albury - Sydney

QF2378 Brisbane - Hervey Bay

QF2379 Hervey Bay - Brisbane.

27th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today.

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1427 Sydney - Canberra

QF1428 Canberra - Sydney

QF1462 Canberra - Sydney

QF2225 Sydney - Wagga Wagga

QF2226 Wagga Wagga - Sydney

QF2302 Townsville - Cairns

QF2309 Cairns - Townsville

QF2310 Townsville - Cairns

QF2400 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2401 Emerald - Brisbane.

26th April 2012 - VH-TJU Leaves Australia.

Withdrawn Boeing 737-476 VH-TJU departed Australlia today routing Sydney - Apia - Honolulu - Victorville as QF6027.

26th April 2012 - VH-OJB Positions to Victorville.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJB positioned Los Angeles - Victorville as QF6021 this morning.

26th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF642 Perth - Sydney

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1427 Sydney - Canberra

QF1428 Canberra - Sydney

QF2010 Sydney - Tamworth

QF2011 Tamworth - Sydney

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2161 Port Macquarie - Sydney

QF2170 Sydney - Port Macquarie

QF2171 Port Macquarie - Sydney

QF2260 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney

25th April 2012 - VH-VZZ On Delivery.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZZ departed Boeing Field on delivery today and will route Boeing Field - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne as QF6024.

25th April 2012 - Last Hurrah for VH-OJB.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJB flew one final service as QF107 Sydney - Los Angeles today. The aircraft will then position Los Angeles - Victorville for storage. There will be no QF12 Los Angeles - Sydney service today with the normal QF12 A380 instead operating as QF108.

25th April 2012- Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF437 Sydney - Melbourne

QF540 Sydney - Brisbane

QF541 Brisbane - Sydney

QF2178 Sydney - Port Macquarie

QF2309 Cairns - Townsville

QF2310 Townsville - Cairns

QF2448 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2449 Moranbah - Brisbane.

25th April 2012 - VH-VXU Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXU positioned Adelaide - Sydney this morning as QF6113.

24th April 2012 - VH-VXR Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR positioned Perth - Sydney this morning as QF6112. This aircraft encountered a technical issue at Darwin on 18th April and positioned to Perth on 21st April and has not been used in service in the meantime.


24th April 2012- Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF406 Melbourne - Sydney

QF410 Melbourne - Sydney

QF419 Sydney - Melbourne

QF740 Adelaide - Sydney

QF2375 Hervey Bay - Brisbane.

23rd April 2012 - VH-OQH Back in Service.

Following its technical issue encountered at London Heathrow yesterday Airbus A380 VH-OQH re-entered service this evening operating QF10 London Heathrow - Singapore - Melbourne.

23rd April 2012 - VH-OQC Operates Delayed QF10.

Airbus A380 VH-OQC operated yesterday’s delayed QF10 London Heathrow - Singapore - Melbourne this afternoon as QF10D. The flight was delayed due to a technical issue encountered by sister VH-OQH.

23rd April 2012 - VH-VXJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXJ positioned Sydney - Melbourne this evening as QF6111.

23rd April 2012 - VH-OQA Sydney Test Flight.

Airbus A380 VH-OQA undertook a Sydney - Sydney test flight as QF6001 today routing over Melbourne at 41,000 feet and around 160 miles out to sea before returning.

23rd April 2012 - VH-OGJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGJ positioned Sydney - Melbourne this morning as QF6121.

22nd April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF411 Sydney - Melbourne

QF413 Sydney - Melbourne

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF2010 Sydney - Tamworth

QF2011 Tamworth - Sydney

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133  Canberra - Melbourne

QF2309 Cairns - Townsville

QF2421 Brisbane - Newcastle

QF2422 Newcastle - Brisbane

QF2478 Cairns - Weipa

QF2479 Weipa - Cairns.

22nd April 2012 - VH-OQH London Heathrow Technical Issue.

Airbus A380 VH-OQH arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF1 from Sydney and Singapore however its scheduled departure on QF10 to Singapore and Melbourne has been delayed overnight indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

22nd April 2012 - VH-ZXF Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-336ER VH-ZXF positioned Sydney - Melbourne this morning as QF6117.

22nd April 2012 - VH-OQA Returns to Sydney as QF32.

Airbus A380 VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton returned to Sydney as QF32 this morning having flown overnight from Singapore with QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce and a large press contingent aboard. The aircraft received a water cannon salute before parking on stand. VH-OQA has been out of service since 4th November 2010 when it suffered an uncontained engine failure on departure from Singapore to Sydney as QF32. Repair costs have been quoted as A$150 million. The aircraft is scheduled to return to service on 28th April.

22nd April 2012 - VH-SBV QF2082 Melbourne Return.

Eastern Australian Dash 8-300 VH-SBV operating QF2082 Melbourne - Mildura returned to Melbourne today due to hydraulic problems. As a result the flight and the return QF2085 were cancelled.

22nd April 2012 - VH-VXI Perth - Brisbane Extra.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXI operated Perth - Brisbane this morning asQF1350.

22nd April 2012 - Sydney Weather Diversions.

Early morning fog at Sydney caused the following diversions:

QF12 Los Angeles - Sydney (depart Los Angeles 20th April) operated by Airbus A380 VH-OQD diverted via Brisbane. The onward leg to Sydney was operated by Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM with VH-OQD positioning Brisbane - Sydney as QF6012.

QF108 Los Angeles - Sydney (depart Los Angeles 20th April) operated by Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL diverted via Brisbane.

22nd April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF613 Brisbane - Melbourne

QF704 Canberra - Sydney

QF787 Sydney - Canberra

QF1473 Sydney - Canberra

QF1474 Canberra - Sydney

QF1491 Sydney - Canberra

QF2082 Melbourne - Mildura

QF2085 Mildura - Melbourne

QF2240 Brisbane - Lord Howe Island

QF2241 Lord Howe Island - Brisbane

QF2254 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2255 Lord Howe Island - Sydney

QF2260 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney

QF2262 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2263 Lord Howe Island - Sydney.









































































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13th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF402 Melbourne - Sydney

QF403 Sydney - Melbourne

QF450 Melbourne - Sydney

QF473 Sydney - Melbourne

QF555 Brisbane - Sydney

QF560 Canberra - Sydney

QF750 Adelaide - Sydney

QF1427 Sydney - Canberra

QF1495 Sydney - Canberra.

12th April 2012 - VH-OQK Completes Diverted QF94 & Positions to Sydney.

Airbus A380 VH-OQK arrived into Melbourne today from Honolulu as QF94D. This was QF94 Los Angeles - Melbourne of 9th April which diverted to Honolulu. The aircraft then positioned Melbourne - Sydney as QF6004 to operate QF11 Sydney - Los Angeles.

12th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF879 Sydney - Canberra

QF1427 Sydney - Canberra

QF1428 Canberra - Sydney

QF1461 Sydney - Canberra

QF1462 Canberra - Sydney

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1477 Sydney - Canberra

QF1478 Canberra - Sydney

QF1485 Sydney - Canberra

QF1486 Canberra - Sydney

QF1495 Sydney - Canberra.

11th April 2012 - VH-OQL Positions to Melbourne to Cover VH-OQK Diverison.

Airbus A380 VH-OQL positioned Sydney - Melbourne as QF6003 today in order to operate QF9 Melbourne - Singapore - London Heathrow. The aircraft was positioned in due to VH-OQK being delayed overnight in Honolulu following its medical diversion yesterday.

10th April 2012 - VH-OQK QF94 Honolulu Medical Diversion.

Airbus A380 VH-OQK operating QF94 Los Angeles - Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 9th March) diverted to Honolulu this morning due to a medical situation on board. Due to crew hour restrictions the flight will overnight in Honolulu before continuing tomorrow.

11th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF403 Sydney - Melbourne

QF406 Melbourne - Sydney

QF418 Melbourne - Sydney

QF419 Sydney - Melbourne

QF459 Sydney - Melbourne

QF466 Melbourne - Sydney

QF468 Melbourne - Sydney

QF469 Sydney - Melbourne

QF856 Melbourne - Canberra

QF878 Canberra - Sydney

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney

QF1463 Sydney - Canberra

QF1466 Canberra - Sydney

QF1495 Sydney - Canberra

QF1854 Ayers Rock - Cairns

QF2304 Townsville - Cairns

QF2309 Cairns - Townsville

QF2310 Townsville - Cairns

QF2478 Cairns - Weipa

QF2479 Weipa - Cairns.

10th April 2012 - QF8 Brisbane 747-400 Swap.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ arrived into Brisbane this morning as QF8 from Dallas-Fort Worth however the onward QF8 flight to Sydney was operated by Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE which had arrived into Brisbane as QF16 from Los Angeles. VH-OEJ later positioned to Sydney as QF6014.

10th April 2012 - VH-OJB Withdrawn.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJB arrived into Sydney this morning as QF6 from Frankfurt and Singapore (depart Frankfurt 8th April) and we understand will now be withdrawn from regular QANTAS passenger service. However it is rumoured that the aircraft may operate one final Sydney - Los Angeles flight en route to storage at Victorville.

9th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF803 Sydney - Canberra

QF872 Canberra - Sydney

QF915 Karratha - Perth

QF916 Perth - Karratha

QF1090 Perth - Newman

QF1091 Newman - Perth

QF1484 Canberra - Sydney

QF1485 Sydney - Canberra

QF1871 Darwin - Cairns

QF2456 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2457 Moranbah - Brisbane.

8th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF915 Karratha - Perth

QF916 Perth - Karratha

QF1479 Sydney - Canberra

QF1480 Canberra - Sydney

QF1816 Perth - Port Hedland

QF1817 Port Hedland - Perth

QF1851 Cairns - Ayers Rock

QF1854 Ayers Rock - Cairns

QF1874 Cairns - Darwin.

7th April 2012 - VH-VZV Returns to QANTAS Mainline Duty.

With the return of JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQC from maintenance QANTAS mainline Boeing 737-838 VH-VZV, which has been operating for JetConnect, returned to QANTAS mainline service today operating QF91/QF92 Sydney - Noumea.

7th April 2012 - VH-VXP Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXP positioned Canberra - Sydney this afternoon as QF6116 following its arrival into Canberra as QF718 from Perth.

7th April 2012 - VH-VXC Operates for JetConnect.

As a result of the delayed arrival of ZK-ZQF into Sydney due to it returning to Auckland whilst operating QF50, the next scheduled flights for ZK-ZQF, the QF55/QF56 Auckland - Sydney rotation, were instead operated by QANTAS mainline Boeing 737-838 VH-VXC.

7th April 2012 - ZK-ZQF QF50 Auckland Return.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQF operating QF50 Auckland - Sydney early this morning dumped fuel off the New Zealand coast and returned to Auckland. The same aircraft was able to continue the flight with a delay of six hours.

7th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF713 Canberra - Adelaide

QF750 Adelaide - Sydney

QF1462 Canberra - Sydney

QF1473 Sydney - Canberra

QF1474 Canberra - Sydney.

6th April 2012 - ZK-ZQC Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQC, which has been under maintenance at Christchurch since 21st March, positioned Christchurch - Sydney today as QF6172.

6th April 2012 - VH-OGN Positions to Canberra.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGN positioned Melbourne - Canberra this morning as QF6624 returning later as QF6625.

6th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF489 Sydney - Melbourne

QF492 Melbourne - Sydney

QF806 Canberra - Sydney

QF915 Karratha - Perth

QF916 Perth - Karratha

QF1000 Perth - Karratha

QF1001 Karratha - Perth

QF1088 Perth - Newman

QF1089 Newman - Perth

QF1427 Sydney - Canberra

QF1428 Canberra - Sydney

QF1479 Sydney - Canberra

QF1480 Canberra - Sydney

QF1483 Sydney - Canberra

QF1484 Canberra - Sydney

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra

QF1495 Sydney - Canberra

QF1496 Canberra - Sydney

QF2460 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2461 Moranbah - Brisbane.

5th April 2012 - QANTAS announce Sydney - Newman flights.

QANTAS today announced a series of Sydney - Newman flights to operate on Tuesdays from 15th May - 23rd October this year. Timings for the Boeing 737-800 service are:

QF987 Sydney 0615 - Newman 0930

QF988 Newman 1010 - Sydney 1610.

5th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF1744 Brisbane - Rockhampton

QF1745 Rockhampton - Brisbane

QF1760 Brisbane - Mackay

QF1761 Mackay - Brisbane

QF2552 Brisbane - Roma. This flight operated direct Brisbane - Charleville.

4th April 2012 - VH-VZU Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZU positioned Melbourne - Sydney this evening as QF6113.

4th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF413 Sydney - Melbourne

QF444 Melbourne - Sydney

QF451 Sydney - Melbourne

QF496 Melbourne - Sydney

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney.

3rd April 2012 - Brisbane - Sydney 747 Swaps.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU positioned Sydney - Brisbane this morning as QF6001 to take over operation of the QF51/QF52 Brisbane - Singapore service from sister VH-OJL. VH-OJL then positioned Brisbane - Sydney as QF6002. Meanwhile VH-OJI also positioned Brisbane - Sydney as QF6014 having come off the QF15/QF16 Brisbane - Los Angeles operation.

3rd April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF456 Melbourne - Sydney

QF504 Sydney - Brisbane

QF513 Brisbane - Sydney.

2nd April 2012 - VH-TJZ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJZ positioned Adelaide - Sydney this evening as QF6111.

2nd April 2012 - VH-OEI Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI positioned Avalon - Sydney today following maintenance.

2nd April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF406 Melbourne - Sydney

QF413 Sydney - Melbourne

QF419 Sydney - Melbourne

QF502 Sydney - Brisbane

QF511 Brisbane - Sydney

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney

QF1463 Sydney - Canberra

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF2010 Sydney - Tamworth

QF2011 Tamworth - Sydney.

1st April 2012 - VH-VZB Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZB positioned Sydney - Melbourne this afternoon as QF6117.

1st April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF502 Sydney - Brisbane

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1485 Sydney - Canberra

QF1486 Canberra - Sydney

QF1491 Sydney - Canberra.

QF2568 Canberra - Brisbane.



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21st April 2012 - VH-EBP Melbourne Training Flight.

Airbus A330-200 VH-EBP operated a Melbourne - Melbourne training flight this afternoon including several low level approaches at Avalon.

21st April 2012 - VH-VXR Positions from Darwin.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR, which encountered a technical issue at Darwin on 18th April, positioned Darwin - Perth this morning as QF6116.

21st April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF616 Melbourne - Brisbane

QF2053 Melbourne - Devonport

QF2054 Devenport - Melbourne

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2138 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2139 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2152 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2264 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2265 Lord Howe Island - Sydney.

21st April 2012 - Sydney Fog Diversions.

Owing to fog at Sydney the following diversions took place this morning:

QF2 London Heathrow - Singapore - Sydney (depart London 19th April) operated by Airbus A380 VH-OQG diverted via Adelaide.

QF6 Frankfurt - Singapore - Sydney (depart Frankfurt 19th April) operated by Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE diverted via Brisbane.

QF12 Los Angeles - Sydney (depart Los Angeles 19th April) operated by Airbus A380 VH-OQC diverted via Brisbane.

QF42 Jakarta - Sydney (depart Jakarta 20th April) operated by Airbus A330-300 VH-QPB diverted via Adelaide.

QF94 Los Angeles - Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 19th April) operated by Airbus A380 VH-OQB diverted to Brisbane. This diversion was due to Sydney being the alternate airport to Melbourne in case of being unable to land at Melbourne. The Brisbane - Melbourne leg was flown by Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM which then positioned Melbourne - Brisbane as QF6006. VH-OQB positioned Brisbane - Sydney as QF6018.

QF108 Los Angeles - Sydney (depart Los Angeles 19th April) operated by Boeing 747-438 VH-OJF diverted via Brisbane.

QF130 Shanghai - Sydney (depart Shanghai 20th April) operated by Airbus A330-300 VH-QPH diverted via Cairns.

QF568 Perth - Sydney (depart Perth 20th April) operated by Airbus A330-200 VH-EBO diverted via Brisbane.

20th April 2012 - VH-VYJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYJ positioned Adelaide - Sydney this evening as QF6125.

20th April 2012 - VH-VXE Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXE positioned Melbourne - Brisbane early this morning as QF6115.

20th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF403 Sydney - Melbourne

QF442 Melbourne - Sydney

QF451 Sydney - Melbourne

QF466 Melbourne - Sydney

QF688 Adelaide - Melbourne

QF1120 Perth - Port Hedland

QF1121 Port Hedland - Perth

QF1461 Sydney - Canberra

QF1463 Sydney - Canberra

QF1467 Sydney - Canberra

QF2258 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2259 Lord Howe Island - Sydney

QF2260 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney

QF2302 Townsville - Cairns.

19th April 2012 - VH-VYC Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYC positioned Port Hedland - Perth this evening as QF6154.

19th April 2012 - VH-VXF Melbourne Test Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXF which has been under maintenance at Melbourne since 4th March 2012 undertook a Melbourne - Melbourne test flight today as QF6124.

19th April 2012 - VH-VXG Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXG positioned Brisbane - Sydney this morning as QF6144.

19th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF402 Melbourne - Sydney

QF440 Melbourne - Sydney

QF1120 Perth - Port Hedland

QF1121 Port Hedland - Perth

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1484 Canberra - Sydney

QF2050 Devonport - Melbourne

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2309 Cairns - Townsville.

18th April 2012 - VH-VZU Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZU positioned Perth - Port Hedland this evening as QF6153.

18th April 2012 - VH-VZO Positions to Darwin for QF793 Rescue.

Following the technical issue encountered by Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR at Darwin earlier in the day sister VH-VZO positioned Perth - Darwin this evening as QF6143 in order to operate the delayed QF793 Darwin - Perth.

18th April 2012 - Further VH-OQA Test Flight.

Airbus A380 VH-OQA undertook a further Singapore - Singapore test flight today as QF6001. This time the flight lasted 1 hour 40 minutes.

18th April 2012 VH-VXR Darwin Technical Issue.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR operated QF792 Perth - Darwin today however it was unable to operate the return QF793 indicating a technical issue.

18th April 2012 - VH-VYH Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYH positioned Melbourne - Adelaide early this morning as QF6123.

18th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF406 Melbourne - Sydney

QF419 Sydney - Melbourne

QF437 Sydney - Melbourne

QF438 Melbourne - Sydney

QF441 Sydney - Melbourne

QF454 Melbourne - Sydney

QF468 Sydney - Melbourne

QF1479 Sydney - Canberra

QF1480 Canberra - Sydney

QF1483 Sydney - Canberra

QF1484 Canberra - Sydney

QF1485 Sydney - Canberra

QF1486 Canberra - Sydney

QF1850 Ayers Rock - Cairns.

17th April 2012 - VH-OJO Leaves Australia.

Withdrawn Boeing 747-438 VH-OJO departed Australia today positioning Sydney - Victorville as QF6021.

17th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF416 Melbourne - Sydney

QF440 Melbourne - Sydney

QF443 Sydney - Melbourne

QF451 Sydney - Melbourne

QF452 Melbourne - Sydney

QF461 Sydney - Melbourne

QF509 Brisbane - Sydney

QF544 Sydney - Brisbane

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF2066 Adelaide - Melbourne

QF2067 Melbourne - Adelaide

QF2260 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney.

16th April 2012 - VH-VXH Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXH positioned Brisbane - Melbourne - Sydney this evening as QF6121.

16th April 2012 - VH-VYA Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYA positioned Melbourne - Sydney this morning as QF6113.

16th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF509 Brisbane - Sydney

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney.

15th April 2012 - VH-OQA Returns to The Air.

Airbus A380 VH-OQA returned to the air for the first time since 4th November 2012 making a four hour five minute Singapore - Singapore test flight.

15th April 2012 - VH-VXK QF1050 Adelaide Diversion.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXK operating QF1050 Melbourne - Broome diverted to Adelaide today due to the unfortunate death of a passenger on board Replacement Boeing 737-838 VH-VYA completed the flight.


15th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF443 Sydney - Melbourne

QF456 Melbourne - Sydney

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney.

14th April 2012 - VH-VZZ First Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZZ made its first flight today from Renton - Paine Field as BOE057.

14th April 2012 - VH-OQA Singapore Taxi Test.

Testing of repaired Airbus A380 VH-OQA commenced today with the aircraft powering up and taxiing around Changi Airport for around an hour and a quarter. Testing will be stepped up over the next week firstly with a rejected take off test and then flight testing before the aircraft returns to Sydney. This is currently scheduled for April 21st when the aircraft will position Singapore - Sydney as QF32 with QANTAS management on board.

14th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

QF434 Melbourne - Sydney and QF1462 Canberra - Sydney did not operate today.

14th April 2012 - Brisbane 747 Swap.

An unusual Saturday Brisbane Boeing 747-400 Swap took place this morning with Boeing 747-438 VH-OJQ positioning Sydney - Brisbane as QF6005 and Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH positioning Brisbane - Sydney as QF6006.

13th April 2012 - VH-EBP Biofuel Flight.

Airbus A330-200 VH-EBP operated a Sydney - Adelaide rotation today as QF1121/QF1120 using a 50/50 blend of recycled cooking oil and regular jet fuel. QANTAS along with Shell Australia is undertaking an A$500,000 feasibility study into the long-term viability of biofuels under a grant from the Emerging Renewables Program.

13th April 2012 - VH-TJU Withdrawn.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJU was withdrawn from QANTAS passenger service after operating QF821 Canberra - Melbourne today. This brings the Boeing 737-400 fleet down to twelve active members.

13th April 2012 - VH-VXU Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXU positioned Adelaide - Sydney this evening as QF6115.