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QANTAS News and Information August 2012.




10th August 2012 - VH-OJQ Los Angeles Delay.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJQ operated QF11 Sydney - Los Angeles today but was unable to operate the return QF12 which has been delayed overnight. It is not clear whether the delay is technical or crew related.

10th August 2012 - VH-OJD Air Tahiti Nui Charter.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJD operated Sydney - Tahiti this evening as QF6020 on behalf of Air Tahiti Nui whose own flight was cancelled due to a cabin crew strike. The aircraft will then operate Papeete - Los Angeles as QF6030.

10th August 2012 - VH-VYJ QF1019 Melbourne Diversion.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYJ operating QF1019 Sydney - Hobart diverted from its track halfway across the Bass Strait to Melbourne due to a technical issue. The flight continued Melbourne - Hobart operated by sister VH-VXR.

10th August 2012 - VH-EBN QF776 Perth Birdstrike.

Airbus A330-200 VH-EBN operating QF776 Perth - Melbourne encountered a birdstrike on or just after take off and returned to the airport just over ten minutes after departure. Sister VH-EBP operate the flight around three hours later.

10th August 2012 - VH-VZW Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZW positioned Sydney - Brisbane as QF6115 early this afternoon.

10th August 2012 - VH-OJM Positioning Flight.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM positioned Sydney - Brisbane this morning as QF6015 prior to operating QF51 Brisbane - Singapore.

10th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF404 Melbourne - Sydney

QF405 Sydney - Melbourne

QF407 Sydney - Melbourne

QF439 Sydney - Melbourne

QF467 Sydney - Melbourne

QF468 Melbourne - Sydney

QF471 Sydney - Melbourne

QF806 Canberra - Sydney

QF807 Sydney - Canberra

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1467 Sydney - Canberra

QF2170 Sydney - Port Macquarie

QF2171 Port Macquarie - Sydney

QF2242 Mount Hotham - Sydney

QF2307 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF2309 Cairns - Townsville

QF2310 Townsville - Cairns.

9th August 2012 - Fair Work Australia Rules in QANTAS’s Favour in Labour Outsourcing Spat.

Fair Work Australia today rejected the Transport Workers Union call for a 20% cap on the use of contract ground staff and for non-permanent staff to be paid the same as permanent staff members. In the pay dispute Fair Work Australia ruled that the 3% raise offered by the airline to Transport Workers Union members was fair but ruled that it should be backdated to July 1st 2011. 2,800 jobs will be shed in previously announced QANTAS plans.

9th August 2012 - VH-XZA First Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-XZA made its first flight from Renton - Boeing Field this morning as BOE058.

9th August 2012 - VH-OJS to Avalon Maintenance.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS positioned Sydney - Avalon this morning as QF6195.

9th August 2012 - VH-VYK Kalgoorlie Extra.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYK positioned Perth - Kalgoorlie late this morning as QF6106 then operated a Kalgoorlie - Perth extra as QF1217.

9th August 2012 - VH-VZW Operates Kalgoorlie - Sydney.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZW positioned Perth - Kalgoorlie this morning as QF6104 then operated a one-off Kalgoorlie - Sydney service as QF1220.

9th August 2012 - VH-VZC Begins Kalgoorlie Exodus.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZC positioned Perth - Kalgoorlie early this morning as QF6100 then operated an additional Kalgoorlie - Perth service as QF1211 as the exodus from the Diggers and Dealers conference began.

9th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF197 Cairns - Port Moresby

QF198 Port Moresby - Cairns

QF413 Sydney - Melbourne

QF418 Melbourne - Sydney

QF437 Sydney - Melbourne

QF444 Melbourne - Sydney

QF450 Melbourne - Sydney

QF460 Melbourne - Sydney

QF469 Sydney - Melbourne

QF495 Sydney - Melbourne

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1427 Sydney - Canberra

QF1428 Canberra - Sydney

QF1486 Canberra - Sydney

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra

QF1706 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF1707 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF1713 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF1728 Brisbane - Rockhampton

QF1729 Rockhampton - Brisbane

QF2019 Armidale - Sydney

QF2050 Devonport - Melbourne

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney

QF2280 Launceston - Melbourne

QF2289 Melbourne - Launceston

QF2309 Cairns - Townsville

QF2310 Townsville - Cairns

QF2407 Emerald - Brisbane

QF2414 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2415 Emerald - Brisbane

QF2479 Weipa - Cairns.

8th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF490 Melbourne - Sydney

QF2061 Melbourne - Devonport

QF2358 Brisbane - Rockhampton

QF2359 Rockhampton - Brisbane

QF2416 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2417 Emerald - Brisbane

QF2462 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2463 Moranbah - Brisbane.

7th August 2012 - VH-VYA Mount Isa Technical Issue.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYA operated QF1078 Brisbane - Mount Isa this afternoon but was unable to operate the return QF1079 due to a technical issue. Sister VH-VZC positioned Brisbane - Mount Isa as QF6122 in order to operate the delayed QF1079. VH-VYA was able to position Mount Isa - Brisbane very late in the evening.

7th August 2012 - VH-VZC Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZC positioned Adelaide - Melbourne early this afternoon as QF6112 having been out of service at Adelaide since 5th August.

7th August 2012 - VH-OJA Returns with Touched Up Paint.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA, which has been out of service at Sydney since 23rd July, returned to service operating QF5 Sydney - Singapore - Frankfurt today having had its paint refreshed. It retains its existing livery and does not have a new ‘roo.

7th August 2012 - VH-OJQ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJQ positioned Brisbane - Sydney early this morning as QF6014.

7th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF444 Melbourne - Sydney

QF451 Sydney - Melbourne

QF508 Sydney - Brisbane

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1467 Sydney - Canberra

QF1468 Canberra - Sydney

QF1475 Sydney - Canberra

QF1476 Canberra - Sydney

QF2170 Sydney - Port Macquarie

QF2171 Port Macquarie - Sydney

QF2312 Townsville - Cairns

QF2480 Cairns - Weipa

QF2481 Weipa - Cairns.

6th August 2012 - VH-VZO Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZO positioned Adelaide - Melbourne this evening as QF6131. This followed the earlier cancellation of QF674.

6th August 2012 - VH-ZXD Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-336ER VH-ZXD positioned Sydney - Brisbane this afternoon as QF6121.

6th August 2012 - QANTAS Captain Suspended.

It was revealed today that a female QANTAS Captain has been suspended over an incident on Monday 30th July when a Sydney - Brisbane flight was called back to the domestic terminal at Sydney when cabin crew contacting operations managers directly to report they believed the captain to be under the influence of alcohol. We understand the flight concerned was QF516 being operated by Boeing 767-336ER VH-ZXA.

6th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF674 Adelaide - Melbourne

QF1902 Perth - Karratha

QF1903 Karratha - Perth.

5th August 2012 - VH-OJQ QF52 Singapore Delay.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJQ operated QF51 Brisbane - Singapore today however the return QF52 has been delayed overnight and will operate as a day flight tomorrow. It is not clear whether this is due to a technical or crew issue. The late delay will not affect departures from Brisbane tomorrow as the aircraft off QF52 normally positions to Sydney on Mondays.

5th August 2012 - VH-VYE Kalgoorlie Extra.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYE operated an additional Perth - Kalgoorlie sector as QF1218 this evening then positioned back to Perth as QF6109.

5th August 2012 - VH-VXS Kalgoorlie Extra.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYE operated an additional Perth - Kalgoorlie sector as QF1216 this evening then positioned back to Perth as QF6107.

5th August 2012 - VH-OGH Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGH positioned Sydney - Melbourne this evening as QF6117.

5th August 2012 - VH-VXB Kalgoorlie Extras.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB operated two extra Perth - Kalgoorlie flights this afternoon in connection with the Diggers & Dealers conference tomorrow. The aircraft operated Perth - Kalgoorlie as QF1212, positioned back as QF6103, then operated  again as QF1214 and positioned back to Perth as QF6105.

5th August 2012 - VH-VXE Kalgoorlie Extra.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXE operated a one-off Sydney - Kalgoorlie flight this afternoon as QF1219. The aircraft then positioned Kalgoorlie - Perth as QF6101. The extra flight was for the Diggers & Dealers Mining Conference tomorrow.

5th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF1767 Mackay - Brisbane

QF2289 Melbourne - Launceston.

3rd August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF404 Melbourne - Sydney

QF436 Melbourne - Sydney

QF469 Sydney - Melbourne

QF470 Melbourne - Sydney

QF471 Sydney - Melbourne

QF472 Melbourne - Sydney

QF1706 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF1707 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF1729 Rockhampton - Brisbane.

2nd August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF469 Sydney - Melbourne

QF565 Sydney - Perth

QF908 Perth - Karratha

QF911 Karratha - Perth

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1898 Perth - Karratha

QF1899 Karratha - Perth

QF1902 Perth - Karratha

QF1903 Karratha - Perth

QF2011 Tamworth - Sydney

QF2170 Sydney - Port Macquarie

QF2171 Port Macquarie - Sydney.

1st August 2012 - VH-QPB Underway from Adelaide.

Following yesterday’s technical issue A330-300 VH-QPB operated yesterday’s delayed QF81 Adelaide - Singapore and QF72 Singapore - Perth today.

1st August 2012 - VH-OJC Positioning Flight.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC positioned Sydney - Brisbane this morning as QF6013 then took up service as QF51 Brisbane - Singapore.

1st August 2012 - VH-OQB Positions to Singapore.

Airbus A380 VH-OQB positioned Sydney - Singapore -Frankfurt early this morning as QF6027 where it will undergo maintenance at Lufthansa Technic.

1st August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF642 Perth - Sydney

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney

QF1925 Broome - Perth

QF1926 Perth - Broome

QF2013 Armidale - Sydney

QF2430 Perth - Learmonth.






































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21st August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF408 Melbourne - Sydney

QF417 Sydney - Melbourne

QF428 Melbourne - Sydney

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF1900 Perth - Karratha

QF1901 Karratha - Perth.

20th August 2012 - 767 Refurb Official.

QANTAS today officially announced an internal refurbishment program for sixteen Boeing 767-300ER  aircraft.

The aircraft will feature Panasonic In Flight Entertainment wirelessly broadcast to I-pads at every seat after successful trials on VH-OGH.

Additionally the Business Class seats will be recovered in charcoal leather, new carpets, curtains, lighting and cabin dividers.

As sixteen General Electric engined VH-OGx Boeing 767-338ER aircraft remain in the fleet it would seem that these will be the aircraft refurbished. However this is not official and it is not clear whether the four remaining 25J/204Y International configuration Boeing 767-338ERs will retain that layout.

20th August 2012 - VH-OJA Positioning Flight.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA positioned Brisbane - Sydney as QF6014 this morning.

20th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF413 Sydney - Melbourne

QF426 Melbourne - Sydney

QF451 Sydney - Melbourne.

19th August 2012 - VH-TJK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJK positioned Brisbane - Sydney this afternoon as QF6127.

19th August 2012 - VH-QPJ Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPJ positioned Sydney - Melbourne this morning as QF6019.

19th August 2012 - VH-TJH Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJH positioned Sydney - Brisbane this morning as QF6117.

19th August 2012 - VH-EBH Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-200 VH-EBH positioned Melbourne - Sydney this morning as QF6007.

19th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF450 Melbourne - Sydney

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne.

18th August 2012 - Hong Kong A380 Reconfiguration Swap.

Airbus A380 VH-OQF operated its final flight in 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration as QF127 Sydney - Hong Kong this afternoon. The aircraft then positioned Hong Kong - Manila as QF6015 where it will be reconfigured at Lufthansa Technic.

Sister VH-OQE has earlier positioned Manila - Hong Kong as QF6025 newly re-fitted into 14F/64J/35W/371Y configuration and then operated QF128 Hong Kong - Sydney.

18th August 2012 - VH-TJE Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJE positioned Sydney - Melbourne this evening as QF6125.

18th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF132 Auckland - Melbourne

QF131 Melbourne - Auckland

QF2082 Melbourne - Mildura.

18th August 2012 - VH-EBM Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-200 VH-EBM positioned Perth - Sydney overnight as QF6116.

17th August 2012 - VH-TJK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJK positioned Brisbane - Melbourne this afternoon as QF6135.

17th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF441 Sydney - Melbourne

QF442 Melbourne - Sydney

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF451 Sydney - Melbourne

QF469 Sydney - Melbourne

QF515 Brisbane - Sydney

QF1427 Sydney - Canberra

QF1428 Canberra - Sydney

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2235 Sydney - Mount Hotham

QF2236 Mount Hotham - Sydney

QF2241 Sydney - Mount Hotham

QF2242 Mount Hotham - Sydney

QF2332 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF2335 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF2336 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF2337 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF2452 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2453 Moranbah - Brisbane.

15th August 2012 - VH-QPD Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPD positioned Melbourne - Perth this evening as QF6114.

16th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF470 Melbourne - Sydney

QF490 Melbourne - Sydney

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF2172 Sydney - Port Macquarie

QF2173 Port Macquarie - Sydney

QF2289 Melbourne - Launceston

QF2336 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF2337 Gladstone - Brisbane.

15th August 2012 - VH-OEH Departs Dallas-Fort Worth.

Following yesterday’s weather issue Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH departed Dallas-Fort Worth late this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth - Brisbane - Sydney as QF8D.

15th August 2012 - VH-OJT Positioning Flight.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT positioned Sydney - Brisbane this morning as QF6015 then took up service as QF51 to Singapore.

15th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF471 Sydney - Melbourne

QF496 Melbourne - Sydney

QF626 Melbourne - Brisbane

QF637 Brisbane - Melbourne

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1479 Sydney - Canberra

QF1902 Perth - Karratha

QF1903 Karratha - Perth

QF2173 Port Macquarie - Sydney.

14th August 2012 - VH-OEH Dallas-Fort Worth Delay.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH arrived into Dallas-Fort Worth as QF7 today however the return QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth - Brisbane - Sydney has been delayed overnight. Departure was delayed due to storms over Dallas to the point where the flight would not have reached Brisbane within crew duty hours. However it is reported that there was some kind of altercation on the flight deck which resulted in two flight crew members being stood down.

14th August 2012 - VH-VXK Port Hedland Technical Issue.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXK was unable to operate QF1129 Port Hedland - Perth today due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Port Hedland - Perth around five hours later.

14th August 2012 - VH-VXS Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXS positioned Brisbane - Perth early this morning as QF6112.

14th August 2012 - New Sunstate Dash 8 Q-400 VH-LQJ Enters Service.

New Sunstate Airlines Dash 8 Q-400 VH-LQJ entered service today operating QF1472 Canberra - Sydney.

14th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


QF407 Sydney - Melbourne

QF1129 Port Hedland - Perth

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1479 Sydney - Canberra

QF1480 Canberra - Sydney

QF1834 Perth - Paraburdoo

QF1835 Paraburdoo - Perth

QF1851 Cairns - Ayers Rock

QF1923 Ayers Rock - Perth.

13th August 2012 - VH-OJU Brings Olympians Home.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU departed London Stansted this evening routing London Stansted - Bangkok - Sydney with the Australian Olympic Team on board.

13th August 2012 - VH-VZT Coolangatta Appearance.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT operated a Sydney - Coolangatta rotation this afternoon as QF1361/QF1362 bringing the QANTAS delegation to make the announcement of the resumption of QANTAS mainline services to the Gold Coast.

13th August 2012 - QANTAS Returns to Gold Coast.

QANTAS will re-launch services on the Sydney - Coolangatta route from October. Flights will operate to the following timings:

QF860 Sydney 0710 - Coolangatta 0735

QF861 Coolangatta 0815 - Sydney 1035


QF862 Sydney 1145 - Coolangatta 1210

QF863 Coolangatta 1250 - Sydney 1510


QF864 Sydney 1635 - Coolangatta 1700

QF865 Coolangatta 1740 - Sydney 2000.


Flights will operate with Boeing 737-800s.


The former QANTAS Club lounge at Coolangatta, currently used by JetStar, will revert to QANTAS Club status.

13th August 2012 - VH-VZV Operates Christmas Creek Inaugural.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZV operated both QF1380/QF1381 and QF1382/QF1383 rotations as QANTAS began a new Perth - Christmas Creek (YCHK) service. The service was scheduled to begin last week but was postponed. The service is available for restricted public sale but is primarily chartered by FMG Fortescue.

13th August 2012 - VH-OEG Positioning Flight.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG positioned Brisbane - Sydney this morning as QF6014 following arrival into Brisbane as QF52 from Singapore.

13th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF419 Sydney - Melbourne

QF428 Melbourne - Sydney

QF472 Melbourne - Sydney

QF495 Sydney - Melbourne

QF642 Perth - Sydney

QF1829 Port Hedland - Perth

QF2050 Devonport - Melbourne

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2280 Launceston - Melbourne

QF2410 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2411 Emerald - Brisbane.

12th August 2012 - VH-OJU Positions for Olympic Pick Up.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU positioned New York JFK - London Stansted this evening as QF6008 in order to collect Australia’s Olympic Team. The aircraft had arrived into JFK as QF107 from Los Angeles. QF108 New York JFK - Los Angeles did not operate.

12th August 2012 - VH-EBO QF583 Engine Issue.

Airbus A330-200 VH-EBO operating QF583 Sydney - Perth landed at Perth on one engine after Engine #1 had to be reduced to idle. This means VH-EBN and VH-EBO are out of service at Perth.

12th August 2012 - VH-OEF to Xiamen Maintenance.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since 2nd July undergoing reconfiguration work, positioned Avalon - Xiamen as QF6023 today for further maintenance.

12th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF443 Sydney - Melbourne

QF472 Melbourne - Sydney

QF2061 Melbourne - Devonport

QF2237 Sydney - Mount Hotham

QF2260 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2289 Melbourne - Launceston

QF2441 Lord Howe Island - Brisbane

QF2449 Brisbane - Lord Howe Island.

11th August 2012 - VH-OJD Returns from Los Angeles for Air Tahiti Nui.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJD operated Los Angeles - Papeete today as QF6031 on behalf of Air Tahiti Nui.  The aircraft will continue Papeete - Sydney tomorrow as QF6021.

11th August 2012 - VH-OJQ Returns from Los Angeles.

Following yesterday’s issue Boeing 747-438 VH-OJQ departed Los Angeles today operating yesterday’s QF12 Los Angeles - Sydney as QF12D.

11th August 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney did not operate today.




































































































































































































 





























31st August 2012 - QANTAS/Emirates Announcement Imminent.

An announcement on QANTAS and Emirates entering into a codeshare agreement is expected next Thursday 6th September. Emirates President Tim Clark will be in Sydney and the Sydney - Auckland sector of EK412/EK413 has been cancelled that day in order that an Emirates A380, presumably alongside a QANTAS A380, will be available for publicity purposes in Sydney.

31st August 2012 - VH-EBG Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-200 VH-EBG positioned Melbourne - Sydney early this morning as QF6115.

31st August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF470 Sydney - Melbourne

QF902 Perth - Karratha

QF903 Karratha - Perth

QF915 Karratha - Perth

QF916 Perth - Karratha

QF1486 Canberra - Sydney

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra

QF1495 Sydney - Canberra

QF1496 Canberra - Sydney

QF1850 Ayers Rock - Cairns

QF1859 Cairns - Ayers Rock

QF2050 Devonport - Melbourne

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney.

30th August 2012 - VH-VXL Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXL positioned Melbourne - Sydney this evening as QF6114.

30th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF404 Melbourne - Sydney

QF417 Sydney - Melbourne

QF463 Sydney - Melbourne

QF468 Melbourne - Sydney

QF492 Melbourne - Sydney

QF2061 Melbourne - Devonport.

29th August 2012 - VH-OJC Returns from Frankfurt.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC, which has been out of service at Frankfurt since 27th August, operated tonight’s QF6 Frankfurt - Singapore - Sydney. This enables QF6 schedules to return to normal.

29th August 2012 - VH-OJJ Rapid Frankfurt Turnaround.

With sister VH-OJC still out of service at Boeing 747-438 VH-OJJ turned around after arrival into Frankfurt this morning as QF5 from Sydney and Singapore to operate last night’s delayed QF6 Frankfurt - Singapore - Sydney as QF6D.  

29th August 2012 - VH-OEI Positioning Flight.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI positioned Sydney - Brisbane this morning as QF6013 prior to operating QF51 Brisbane - Singapore.

29th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF518 Sydney - Brisbane

QF519 Brisbane - Sydney

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF2061 Brisbane - Devonport

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra.

28th August 2012 - VH-OJE Rapid Frankfurt Turnaround.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE arrived into Frankfurt as QF5 from Sydney and Singapore and was turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF6 Frankfurt - Singapore - Sydney. Sister VH-OJC remains out of service at Frankfurt and thus QF6 services will continue to be delayed overnight until the arrival of QF5 until it can be slotted back into service.

28th August 2012 - Cancellations and Diversions.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF413 Sydney - Melbourne

QF428 Melbourne - Sydney

QF457 Sydney - Melbourne

QF544 Sydney - Brisbane

QF557 Brisbane - Sydney

QF2011 Tamworth - Sydney

QF2266 Port Lincoln - Adelaide

QF2449 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2453 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2452 and QF2448 Brisbane - Moranbah both diverted to Mackay.

27th August 2012 - VH-OJC Frankfurt Technical Issue.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC arrived into Frankfurt as QF5 from Sydney and Singapore this morning however it is unable to operate tonight’s scheduled QF6 return due to a technical issue.

27th August 2012 - VH-VXR Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR positioned Karratha - Perth this afternoon as QF6121.

27th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF904 Perth - Karratha

QF905 Karratha - Perth

QF911 Karratha - Perth

QF912 Perth - Karratha

QF919 Karratha - Perth

QF1124 Perth - Port Hedland

QF1125 Port Hedland - Perth

QF2273 Adelaide - Port Lincoln

QF2275 Adelaide - Port Lincoln

QF2313 Cairns - Townsville

QF2358 Brisbane - Rockhampton

QF2359 Rockhampton - Brisbane

QF2393 Biloela - Brisbane

QF2730 Brisbane - Bundaberg

QF2731 Bundaberg - Brisbane.

27th August 2012 - VH-OEE Positioning Flight.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE positioned Brisbane - Sydney this morning as QF6014 after operating QF16 Los Angeles - Brisbane.

27th August 2012 - VH-VYF Positions to Avalon.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYF positioned Melbourne - Avalon early this morning as QF6111.

26th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF2285 Melbourne - Launceston

QF2286 Launceston - Melbourne.

25th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF1714 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF1715 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF2286 Launceston - Melbourne

QF2289 Melbourne - Launceston.

24th August 2012 - VH-OJL Positioning Flight.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL positioned Sydney - Brisbane this morning as QF6013 prior to taking up service as QF51 Brisbane - Singapore.

24th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations and Diversions.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF403 Sydney - Melbourne

QF406 Melbourne - Sydney

QF413 Sydney - Melbourne

QF445 Sydney - Melbourne

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF467 Sydney - Melbourne

QF470 Melbourne - Sydney

QF472 Melbourne - Sydney

QF471 Sydney - Melbourne

QF472 Melbourne - Sydney

QF492 Melbourne - Sydney

QF771 Sydney - Canberra

QF819 Canberra - Melbourne

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1467 Sydney - Canberra

QF1744 Brisbane - Rockhampton

QF1745 Rockhampton - Brisbane

QF1850 Ayers Rock - Cairns

QF1871 Darwin - Cairns

QF1874 Cairns - Darwin

QF2214 Albury - Sydney

QF2236 Mount Hotham - Sydney

QF2382 Brisbane - Hervey Bay

QF2383 Hervey Bay - Brisbane

QF2384 Brisbane - Hervey Bay.


QF2235 Sydney - Mount Hotham diverted to Albury.

23rd August 2012 - QANTAS 787 Order Amendments.

QANTAS this morning issued the following statement regarding its Boeing 787 orders:

“The QANTAS group today today announced it would restructure its Boeing 787 delivery schedule as part of the five year International turnaround plan.

There is no change to the group’s plan for Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Deliveries of fifteen 787-8s to JetStar will continue as planned, with the first aircraft to arrive in the second half of 2013. This will enable the transfer of A330 aircraft from JetStar to QANTAS Domestic, and the eventual retirement of QANTAS’ Boeing 767 fleet.

Fifty 787-9 options and purchase rights will be retained and brought forward by almost two years, available for delivery from 2016. However, firm commitments for 35 B787-9s will be cancelled. The restructure means a delay of two years in the Group’s first B787-9 delivery.

The changes will result in a reduction of capital expenditure commitments that would equal US$8.5 billion at list prices.”

QANTAS would not have been paying list prices for the aircraft so the actual reduction of capital expenditure commitments is not known. However QANTAS will receive US$433 million from Boeing.

This means that at present the only Boeing 787s on firm order for the QANTAS group are the 15 787-8s for JetStar. The group retains the option to purchase up to 50 787-9s at the price originally negotiated and should they exercise these options and purchase rights then the earliest the aircraft could arrive would be 2016.

23rd August 2012 - Annual Financial Results.

QANTAS today announced the following financial results for 2011/2012.

A total loss of $244 million after tax was posted though an underlying profit of before tax of $95 was claimed.

The industrial action, including the decision to ground the fleet, cost 194 million.

QANTAS International made a loss of $450 million whilst the joint QANTAS and JetStar Domestic networks posted a profit of $600 million. No figure was given for JetStar International operations.

23rd August 2012 - VH-OGL Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGL, which has been under maintenance at Avalon since 15th July, positioned Avalon - Sydney this afternoon as QF6114.

23rd August 2012 - VH-VXJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXJ positioned Cairns - Sydney early this morning as QF6101.

23rd August 2012 - Flight Cancellations and Diversions.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF407 Sydney - Melbourne

QF410 Melbourne - Sydney

QF440 Melbourne - Sydney

QF443 Sydney - Melbourne

QF450 Melbourne - Sydney

QF454 Melbourne - Sydney

QF465 Sydney - Melbourne

QF1462 Canberra - Sydney

QF1483 Sydney - Canberra

QF1706 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF1707 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF1769 Mackay - Brisbane

QF2312 Townsville - Cairns

QF2313 Cairns - Townsville

QF2520 Brisbane - Mackay.


QF2307 operated Rockhampton - Gladstone - Brisbane not Rockhampton - Mackay - Gladstone - Brisbane.


QF2314 operated Brisbane - Rockhampton - Townsville not Brisbane - Rockhampton - Mackay - Townsville.

22nd August 2012 - VH-XZA Delivered.

Boeing 737-838 VH-XZA departed Boeing Field on delivery today routing Boeing Field - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne as QF6024.

22nd August 2012 - VH-QPF to Brisbane Maintenance.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPF positioned Sydney - Brisbane as QF6003 this morning.

22nd August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF410 Melbourne - Sydney

QF417 Sydney - Melbourne

QF460 Melbourne - Sydney

QF912 Perth - Karratha

QF915 Karratha - Perth

QF916 Perth - Karratha

QF919 Karratha - Perth

QF2449 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2462 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2463 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2503 Cairns - Hamilton Island

QF2504 Hamilton Island - Cairns.

21st August 2012 - VH-QPA Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPA positioned Sydney - Melbourne this afternoon as QF6123.

21st August 2012 - VH-OJG Leaves Australia.

Withdrawn Boeing 747-438 VH-OJG departed Australia today positioning Sydney - Marana as QF6020.

21st August 2012 - VH-OGI to Avalon Maintenance.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGI positioned Melbourne - Avalon early this morning as QF6112.



































































































































































































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