QANTAS Confirms More Dreamliners and End of Boeing 747-400 Operations.

QANTAS today confirmed firm orders for an additional six Boeing 787-9s to be delivered by the end of 2020 and bringing the Boeing 787-9 fleet to 14 aircraft by that time. It has also been confirmed that Boeing 747-400 withdrawals will commence in July this year with the six Boeing 747-400ERs all being withdrawn by the end of 2020.

QANTAS B787-9 VH-ZND Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 787-9 VH-ZND was delivered Paine Field – Alice Springs late tonight as QF6026. The aircraft is in 42J/28W/166Y configuration and is in Emily Kame Kngwarreye Aboriginal livery. The aircraft is named Emily Kame Kngwarreye. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 787-9 fleet up to four aircraft.

QANTAS B787-9 VH-ZNC Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 787-9 VH-ZNC was delivered Paine Field – Melbourne this afternoon as QF6026. The third Boeing 787-9 for the airline is named Quokka. The aircraft is in 42J/28W/166Y configuration and wears QANTAS Silver Roo (2017) livery.

QANTAS B787-9 VH-ZNB Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 787-9 VH-ZNB was delivered Paine Field – Melbourne this afternoon as QF6026. The second Dreamliner for QANTAS is named Waltzing Matilda. The aircraft wears QANTAS Silver Roo livery and is in 42J/28W/166Y configuration.

QANTAS B787-9 VH-ZNA Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 787-9 VH-ZNA commenced its delivery flight this afternoon routing Paine Field – Honolulu as QF7879. The first Dreamliner for QANTAS is named Great Southern Land. The aircraft wears QANTAS Silver Roo livery and is in 42J/28W/166Y configuration.

QANTAS Announce A380 Reconfiguration.

QANTAS today announced an upgrade programme for the A380 fleet which will see the aircraft reconfigured from the current 14F/64J/35W/371Y to 14F/70J/60W/341Y. First Class will be refurbished and will remain at the front of the lower deck. Business Class will switch from the current Skybed Mk2 to the Business Class Suites featured on the A330 and B787 fleets. Premium Economy will be upgraded to the product to be introduced on the B787 and Economy will be updated with new seat cushions and upgraded IFE. The expanded Premium Economy cabin will see removal of the Upper Deck Economy Class sections, and the front of the Upper Deck will see a larger lounge area for First/Business Class passengers. The programme will commence in the second quarter of 2019.

QANTAS Announce Upgrade for Final Two A330-200s.

QANTAS today announced that it will reconfigure the two remaining 36J/199Y configuration A330-200s, VH-EBG and VH-EBL, into the 28J/243Y configuration with Business Class Suites.

New Font, New, New Roo for VH-QPJ.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ was revealed at a media event in Sydney this morning with an updated, 2016 version of the QANTAS livery. This features a new QANTAS font, QANTAS titles on the underside, a further redesign of the flying kangaroo tail logo with silver shading and no front legs, a silver band between the red tail and white fuselage and a small, retro roo beneath the cockpit windows.

The new, new roo and font will form the QANTAS brand image going forward from today.

Twelve mainline aircraft remain in QANTAS 1984 livery and these, along with VH-QPJ, will transition to the new 2016 scheme without appearing in the New Roo livery introduced in 2007.

QANTAS B787-9 Dreamliner Configuration Confirmed.

QANTAS today confirmed that its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will be delivered in a 42J/28W/166Y configuration.

Business Class will feature a slightly modified version of the A330 seat retaining the 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access for all passengers and with a moveable divider between the middle seats to make them more suitable for couples travelling together.

Economy Class will not feature the Thomson Aero Cozy Suite as had been rumoured but a Recaro seat in 3-3-3 configuration with a 12 inch touch screen and a flip down tablet holder Seat pitch will be 32″, however no mention has been made of seat width.

Details of the promised “revolutionary” Premium Economy seat have not been revealed except that it is known that these will be in a 2-3-2 configuration.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQX Positions for Service Entry.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2K9 VH-YQX positioned Adelaide – Brisbane as QF6202 in preparation for service entry, flying test circuits over Kangaroo Island before continuing to Brisbane. The aircraft is the former OH-BLN of Blue1 and is now in 12J/98Y configuration.

On Board Wifi for QANTAS Domestic.

As part of today’s record half year profit announcement, QANTAS announced that it will partner with viaSat to provide on board Wifi on Australian domestic services. Trials will begin later this year with a full roll out to commence in 2017.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OEB Service Life Extended.

As part of today’s record half year profit announcement, QANTAS announced that Boeing 747-48E VH-OEB will remain in service beyond the end of the 2016 Financial year.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJM Service Life Extended.

As part of today’s record half year profit announcement, QANTAS announced that Boeing 747-436 VH-OJM will remain in service beyond the end of the 2016 Financial year.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQX Commences Delivery Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2K9 VH-YQX commenced its delivery flight today routing Helsinki – Borg El Arab – Al Ain – Kolkata – Singapore – Broome – Adelaide using callsign SXA1290. The aircraft is the former OH-BLN of Blue1.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQY Commences Delivery Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2K9 VH-YQY commenced its delivery flight today routing Helsinki – Alexandria – Al Ain – Kolkata – Singapore – Broome – Adelaide using callsign SXA1279. The aircraft is the former OH-BLO of Blue1 and is scheduled to arrive in Adelaide on 23rd January.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBE, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since 28th October, positioned Singapore – Sydney this morning as QF6012. The aircraft has been repainted from Jetstar into QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF Enters QANTAS Service.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since August 26th, entered service this afternoon operating QF525 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft is in 28J/243Y configuration with Panasonic eX3 IFE in Business Class and wifi to Ipad in Economy. As this aircraft was new to Jetstar this was the first QANTAS flight it has operated.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI Withdrawn.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI operated QF19 Sydney – Manila this afternoon. On arrival at Manila the aircraft was withrawn from service. No QF20 Manila – Sydney was scheduled today.The aircraft will eventually join former sister VH-EBH in undergoing tanker conversion for the RAAF.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBK Returns to Service.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBK returned to QANTAS service this morning operating QF501 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft is in 28J/243Y configuration with Panasonic eX3 IFE in Business Class and wifi to Ipad in Economy.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF Returns from Paya Lebar Maintenance.

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBF, which has been under maintenance at Paya Lebar since 5th August, positioned Paya Lebar – Brisbane for further maintenance this morning as QF6010. This aircraft was new to Jetstar and this was its first flight under a QF callsign. We understand the aircraft has been repainted into QANTAS New ‘Roo livery but have not yet sighted it to confirm.

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

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBK, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 22nd July, positioned Brisbane – Singapore as QF6011 this afternoon for repaint into QANTAS livery. The aircraft has been reconfigured to QANTAS specification 28J/243Y configuration.

QANTAS Confirm Boeing 787-9 Order.

QANTAS today confirmed an order for eight Boeing 787-9s, with four to arrive in the 2017-2018 financial year and four to arrive in the 2018-2019 financial year. This represents three aircraft which are a conversion of Boeing 787-8s originally destined for Jetstar and five conversions of previously held options into firm orders. The aircraft will be used to replace the five remaining non-ER Boeing 747-400s and for network growth. QANTAS have indicated the aircraft will be configured for around 250 seats meaning the increase of capacity over the five Boeing 747-400s will only be in the region of 210 seats,

QANTAS Announce New B717-200s.

QANTAS today announced that a further two Two Class Boeing 717-200s will be leased and will commence service in early 2016. These would appear to be former Blue1 machines but this has yet to be confirmed.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJI Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJI was withdrawn from service at Sydney this morning after arriving as QF22 from Tokyo Narita. This reduces the total Boeing 747-400/400ER fleet to 11 aircraft and the Boeing 747-400 fleet to five aircraft. This makes the 56J/40W/275Y configuraiton obsolete.

Withdrawn QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGT Leaves Alice Springs.

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGT, which has been in storage at Alice Springs since 2nd January, positioned Alice Springs – Peya Lebar this morning as QF6027. The aircraft is variously reported as being prepared for further service with WestJet of Canada or being converted to a freighter.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBH Withdrawn.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBH operated QF81 Sydney – Singapore today, then positioned Singapore – Peya Lebar for end of lease maintenance.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ Returns to QANTAS Service.

Former QANTAS and Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBJ, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since March 14th, returned to QANTAS service this evening operating QF597 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/243Y configuration with Flat Bed seats in Business Class.

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

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBJ, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since February 25th, positioned Singapore – Brisbane for further maintenance in the early hours of this morning as QF6006. The aircraft has been repainted into QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since January 1st, returned to service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/243Y with flat beds in Business Class and is the second A330-200 to be reconfigured.

Withdrawn QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJA HARS Preservation Official.

QANTAS officially confirmed that withdrawn Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA will be preserved at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) at Illawarra Regional Airport, Shellharbour. The official handover will take place in early March. The delivery flight from Sydney International Airport to Illawarra Regional Airport will be the first time a Boeing 747 has landed at the regional port. The Qantas pilots operating the final flight will undergo special simulator training to prepare for the delivery and the airline is working with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to finalise approvals for the special landing.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGL Withdrawn.

On the final day of QANTAS Boeing 767-300ER passengers operations, Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGL was the fifth and final aircraft to be withdrawn after operating the specially renumbered QF767 Melbourne – Sydney. The aircraft made three circuits about Sydney Harbour and CBD before bringing 29 years of QANTAS Boeing 767 passenger operations to a close.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGU Withdrawn.

On the final day of QANTAS Boeing 767-300ER passengers operations, Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGU was the fourth aircraft to be withdrawn after operating QF530 Sydney – Brisbane.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGM Withdrawn.

On the final day of QANTAS Boeing 767-300ER passengers operations, Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGM was the third aircraft to be withdrawn after operating QF434 Melbourne – Sydney.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGT Withdrawn.

On the final day of QANTAS Boeing 767-300ER passengers operations, Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGT was the first aircraft to be withdrawn after operating QF442 Melbourne – Sydney.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGI Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGI was withdrawn from service at Sydney tonight after arriving as QF494 from Melbourne. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 767-300ER fleet down to five aircraft.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD Returns to QANTAS Service.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD returned to QANTAS service this afternoon operating QF569 Sydney – Perth. The aircraft is in 38J/265Y configuration with the middle seats in Business Class covered with a table to make a usable 34J/265Y configuration. This brings the active QANTAS A330-200 fleet up to 16 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Sydney – Brisbane as QF6024. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration, special RetroRoo livery and is named James Strong. The aircraft brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 67 aircraft and the QANTAS Group B737-800 fleet up to 75 aircraft. This delivery marks the completion of Boeing 737-800 deliveries from all current orders. The aircraft will be displayed to media at Sydney before continuing to Brisbane on 19th November.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGS Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGS was withdrawn from service tonight after arriving as QF494 from Melbourne. The aircraft was in 25J/204Y configuration and QANTAS New ‘Roo livery on withdrawal. This brings the Boeing 767-300ER fleet down to six aircraft.

A330 New Business Class Further Revealed.

QANTAS today released further details of its new A330 Business Class seat based on the Thomson Aero Vantage XL Seat. All A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft will be fitted with the product ending the current International/Domestic fleet split with the first aircraft to enter service in December this year and all aircraft to be reconfigured by the end of 2016.

QF330NewJ

Retro-Livery Confirmed for VH-XZP.

QANTAS today confirmed that Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP, which will be delivered in November and which will be the 75th Boeing 737-800 to be delivered to the airline, will carry a retro livery. Exact details have not yet been released.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZO Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZO began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Brisbane as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 66 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 74 aircraft.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGJ Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGJ was withdrawn from service this afternoon after arriving as QF549 from Brisbane. The aircraft was in 30J/224Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery on withdrawal. This brings the Boeing 767-300ER fleet down to seven aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZO First Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZO made its first flight from Renton – Boeing Field as BA202 today. The aircraft was painted at Renton.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC Returns to QANTAS Service.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC returned to QANTAS service this morning operating QF597 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft is in its original 38J/265Y configuration, however seats 2E, 3E, 4E and 5E are blocked with a workstation table to make an in service configuration of 34J/265Y.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA Returns to QANTAS Service.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA returned to QANTAS service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft is in its original 38J/265Y configuration, however seats 2E, 3E, 4E and 5E are blocked with a workstation table to make an in service configuration of 34J/265Y.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGN Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGN was withdrawn from service at Sydney this afternoon after arriving as QF430 from Melbourne. This brings the Boeing 767-300ER passenger fleet down to eight aircraft.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGR Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGR was withdrawn from service at Sydney this evening after arriving as QF462 from Melbourne. This brings the Boeing 767-300ER passenger fleet down to nine aircraft.

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

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBA, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since 23rd August, positioned Singapore – Brisbane for further maintenance late tonight as QF6006. The aircraft has been repainted into QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC Brisbane Test Flight.

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 27th July, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight as QF6100 late this morning.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZN Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZN commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Brisbane as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 65 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 73 aircraft.

QANTAS Fleet Strategy 2014 – 2015.

As part of today’s financial results release, QANTAS indicated the following fleet news for 2014 – 2015.

Two Boeing 737-800s will be sold, reducing the QANTAS Domestic fleet by one and the JetConnect fleet by one.

The leases on two A330-200s will not be renewed.

Two QANTASLink Dash 8-300s will be sold.

Five Jetstar A320s will be sold.

Fifty Boeing 787-9 options will be deferred from 2016 to 2017.

Twenty One A320ceo options to be deferred for four years and converted to A320neo options.

No decision take on the final eight A380s.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZN First Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZN made its first flight from Renton – Boeing Field today as BOE071. The aircraft is already in full QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZM Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZM commenced its delivery flight today routing Paine Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Brisbane as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 64 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 72 aircraft.

A330-200 VH-EBB Returns to QANTAS Service.

A330-300 VH-EBB returned to QANTAS service this morning operating QF509 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft is in its original 38J/265Y configuration, however seats 2E, 3E, 4E and 5E are blocked with a workstation table to make an in service configuration of 34J/265Y.

QANTAS Announce B737-800 Reconfiguration.

QANTAS today announced that its Boeing 737-800 fleet will be reconfigured with an extra row of Economy seats to make a 12J/162Y configuration, although seat pitch will remain the same. This will be achieved by reconfiguring the galleys and toilets.

QANTAS Announce Q-Streaming Wifi for non AVOD B737-800s.

QANTAS  today announced that it will upgrade its earliest 38 Boeing 737-800’s with Q-streaming wi-fi in order to enable passengers to stream content to their own laptops and mobile devices. This content will be in addition to the existing drop down screens.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZL Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZL began its delivery flight today routing Paine Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Brisbane as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 63 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 71 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZM First Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZM made its first flight from Renton – Boeing Field today as BOE070. The aircraft has already been painted at Renton.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB Brisbane Test Flight.

A330-200 VH-EBB, which was withdrawn from Jetstar service on May 4th and has been under maintenance at Brisbane being prepared for a return to QANTAS, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6100.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQW Enters Service.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQW entered service this morning operating QF1501 Melbourne – Hobart. From today all QANTAS Melbourne – Hobart services will be operated by QANTASLink B717-200s.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ Appears with Football Boots.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ, which has been at the Sydney Jetbase since arriving as QF108 from New York JFK and Los Angeles on 25th May, operated QF27 Sydney – Santiago today with added football boot decals on the tail, a football on the rear fuselage and “Proudly Supporting the Socceroos” titles.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJL Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL was withdrawn from service at Los Angeles this morning after arriving as QF107 from Sydney. This brings the B747-400 fleet down to 13 aircraft (including ER models).

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJL Prepares to Leave Fleet.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL entered the Sydney Jetbase this morning after arriving as QF6 from Singapore. The aircraft will have parts swapped out before operating QF107 Sydney – Los Angeles on 26th May where the aircraft will be withdrawn from service before continuing on to Victorville on 27th May. As a result there is no QF16 Los Angeles – Brisbane service on 26th May.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQW Begins Delivery Flight.

Boeing 717-2BL N928ME, which will become VH-YQW for QANTASLink, departed Jacksonville as SXI1121 on its delivery flight to Australia. The aircraft will route Jacksonville – Billings – Anchorage – Magadan – Sapporo New Chitose – Cebu – Darwin – Adelaide for pre-service entry maintenance. The aircraft is due in Adelaide on 15th April. The aircraft is already in QANTASLink New ‘Roo livery and will be the fourth Two Class Boeing 717-200 for QANTASLink and is a former Midwest Airlines and Mexicana Click aircraft.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Withdrawn.

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.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQV Commences Delivery Flight.

Boeing 717-2BL N927ME, which will become VH-YQV for QANTASLink, departed Jacksonville as SXI1121 on its delivery flight to Australia. The aircraft will route Jacksonville – Billings – Anchorage – Magadan – Sapporo New Chitose – Cebu – Darwin – Adelaide for pre-service entry maintenance. The aircraft is due in Adelaide on 4th March. The aircraft is already in QANTASLink New ‘Roo livery and will be the third Two Class Boeing 717-200 for QANTASLink and is a former Midwest Airlines and Mexicana Click aircraft.

QANTAS B747-400 Withdrawals Accelerated.

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 B767-300ER Withdrawals Accelerated.

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 B737-400 VH-TJI Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJI was withdrawn from service at Melbourne this evening after arriving as QF483 from Canberra.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGP Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGP was withdrawn from service at Sydney tonight after arriving as QF494 from Melbourne. This brings the B767-300ER passenger fleet down to 13 aircraft.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU On Delivery.

Boeing 717-2BL N975BC, which will become VH-YQU for QANTASLink, departed Jacksonville as SXI1098 on its delivery flight to Australia. The aircraft will route Jacksonville – Billings – Anchorage – Magadan – Sapporo New Chitose – Cebu – Darwin – Adelaide for pre-service entry maintenance. The aircraft is due in Adelaide on 20th December. The aircraft is already in QANTASLink New ‘Roo livery and will be the second Two Class Boeing 717-200 for QANTASLink and is a former Midwest Airlines and Mexicana Click aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZK Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZK began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi –Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 62 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 70 aircraft.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-ZXE Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 767-336ER VH-ZXE was withdrawn from service at Sydney this evening after operating QF494 from Melbourne. This was the last of the Rolls Royce engined former British Airways B767-300ERs in service.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGV Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGV, which is the youngest B767-300ER in the QANTAS fleet, was withdrawn from service at Sydney this evening after arriving as QF462 from Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZJ Begins Delivery Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZJ began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi –Sydney – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is the fourth Aboriginal themed aircraft and is called “Mendoowoorrji”. The aircraft is in  12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 61 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 69 aircraft.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQT On Delivery.

Boeing 717-2BL N917ME, which will become VH-YQT for QANTASLink, departed Jacksonville as SXI1072 on its delivery flight to Australia. The aircraft will route Jacksonville – Billings – Anchorage – Magadan – Sapporo New Chitose – Cebu – Darwin – Adelaide for pre-service entry maintenance. The aircraft is due in Adelaide on 31st October. The aircraft is already in QANTASLink New ‘Roo livery and will be the second Two Class Boeing 717-200 for QANTASLink and is a former Midwest Airlines and Mexicana Click aircraft.

QANTAS Fleet Strategy Document.

A document entitled “Fleet Efficiency and Engineering” released today details that two Boeing 747-400s, seven Boeing 767-300ERs and the remaining six Boeing 737-400s will be withdrawn this financial year. With a further two Boeing 747-400s and the remaining seven Boeing 767-300ERs to be withdrawn by the end of the 2016 financial year.

New QANTAS Aboriginal B737-800 Official.

QANTAS today announced that a new Aboriginal livery will be applied to a new Boeing 737-800 to be delivered this year. The aircraft, expected to be VH-XZJ, will be painted at Boeing Field prior to delivery.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQS Commences Delivery Flight.

Boeing 717-2BL N406BC, which will become VH-YQS for QANTASLink, departed Jacksonville as SXI1078 on its delivery flight to Australia. The aircraft will route Jacksonville – Billings – Anchorage – Magadan – Sapporo New Chitose – Cebu – Darwin – Adelaide for pre-service entry maintenance. The aircraft is due in Adelaide on 27th September. The aircraft is already in QANTASLink New ‘Roo livery and will be the first Two Class Boeing 717-200 for QANTASLink and is a former Midwest Airlines and Mexicana Click aircraft.

QANTASLink Two Class B717-200 Seat Map Released.

QANTAS today released the seat map for the Two Class Boeing 717-200s that will be introduced on the Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane – Canberra routes later this year. The first aircraft will be registered VH-YQS. The seat map can be viewed under the Seatmaps pages.

QANTAS New A330-200/A330-300 Product Revealed.

QANTAS today revealed the new on board product that will be fitted to all A330-300 and A330-200 aircraft commencing next year. Business Class will feature a Marc Newson designed fully flat “Business Suite” in a 1-2-1 staggered configuration. The suites will be fitted with the Panasonic eX3 IFE system with a 16” screen, and will also feature Q-streaming wifi to Ipad.

New QANTAS A330 Business Suite

In Economy the A330-300 fleet will feature a new seat similar to the A380 seat but with flush fitting armrests when in the upright position. A330-200s will retain the existing seat which will be re-cushioned and refurbished.

QANTAS Two Class B717-200 Product Revealed.

QANTAS today revealed the cabin product for five additional Boeing 717-200 aircraft which will be delivered late this year in two class configuration for Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne – Canberra services. The 12J/98Y configuration aircraft wil feature 2-2 seating in Business and 2-3 seating in Economy with Q-streaming wifi to ipad entertainment.

QANTASLink B717-200 Business Class

QANTASLink B717-200 Business Class

QANTAS Fleet News.

Contained [rss-cut[ within today’s QANTAS profit announcement were the following fleet details:
The Boeing 737-400 fleet will be totally withdrawn in February 2014.

The Boeing 767-300ER fleet will be totally withdrawn by mid 2015.

Four further Boeing 737-800s will be received in the 2014 financial year with a further five to be received in the 2015 financial year.

Two further Boeing 747-400s will be withdrawn in the 2014 financial year.

Three further Dash 8-Q400s for QANTASLink will be delivered in financial year 2014.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJE Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6013 this morning in order to operate QF15 Brisbane – Los Angeles. The aircraft will then be withdrawn from service and will positioned Los Angeles – Victorville for storage tomorrow. This brings the Boeing 747-400/400ER fleet down to 15 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZH Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZH began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 59 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 67 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZG Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZG began its delivery flight from Boeing Field today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Sydney – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 58 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 66 aircraft.

QANTAS Announces Two Class QANTASLink B717-200 Fleet.

QANTAS today indicated that Two Class QANTASLink B717-200s will be introduced on the Canberra – Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney routes once the B737-400 fleet has been retired. This will be a subfleet of five airccraft and will also be fitted with AVOD. The 12J/156Y Boeing 737-800s are regarded as having too much Economy and not enough Business Class seats for many of these services.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZF Delivered.

QANTAS  Boeing 737-838 VH-XZF departed Boeing Field on delivery this afternoon routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 57 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 65 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJL Withdrawn.

QANTAS  Boeing 737-476 VH-TJL was withdrawn from service today after operating QF639 Brisbane – Melbourne. This brings the Boeing 737-400 fleet down to seven aircraft.

A330-200 VH-EBS Joins QANTAS, Positions to Manila Maintenance.

Former JetStar A330-200 VH-EBS, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 14th April, operated its first flight under a QANTAS flight code today positioning Brisbane – Manila as QF6025 for further maintenance. The aircraft will join the QANTAS Domestic fleet on its return.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZE Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZE began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024.  The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 56aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 64 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZD Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZD began its delivery flight from Boeing Field this morning routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024.  The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 55 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 63 aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK Ellen DeGeneres Logo.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK operated QF108 Los Angeles – Sydney tonight wearing a logo and carrying guests for the Ellen DeGeneres Show to be filmed in Australia.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJJ Withdrawn.

QANTAS  Boeing 747-438 VH-OJJ was withdrawn from service at Sydney this morning after arriving as QF108 from New York JFK and Los Angeles. This brings the Boeing 747-400/400ER fleet down to sixteen aircraft.

QANTAS A330 Fleet Upgrade Announced.

The QANTAS group today announced the upgrade of its ten A330-300 and twenty A330-200 aircraft to commence in late 2014. The aircraft will receive a new flat seat in Business Class, a refreshed Economy cabin and new IFE. According to plans the A330-300s will stay with QANTAS International whilst all A330-200s will be allocated to QANTAS Domestic. This plan presumes the Boeing 787 battery problems will be cured and the aircraft delivered to JetStar on time.

QANTAS Announce B737-400 and B767-300ER Withdrawal Plan.

QANTAS today announced that it would withdrawn its Boeing 737-400 fleet from service by the end of 2013 and the Boeing 767-300ER fleet by mid-2015. The B767-300ER withdrawal is dependent on the JetStar Boeing 787 fleet being delivered on time thus releasing A330-200s back to QANTAS.

QANTAS Announce Boeing 737-800 Order.

QANTAS today announced an order for five further Boeing 737-800s for QANTAS Domestic and confirmed the extension of the leased of two existing aircraft.

QANTAS Group Aircraft Orders and Cancellations.

The QANTAS Group today announced orders for an additional five Boeing 717-200s and three Dash 8-Q400s for QANTASLink to be delivered in the second half of this year. One Boeing 787-8 for JetStar has been cancelled, bringing the total firm B787 orders down to 14 aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC was delivered Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney as QF6022 today. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and is named “Paul McGuinness”. This brings the QANTAS A380 fleet up to three aircraft.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-ZXB Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 767-336ER VH-ZXB was withdrawn from service today after operating QF452 Melbourne – Sydney. This is the first Rolls-Royce powered B767-300ER to be withdrawn and brings the 767-336ER fleet down to six members and the total 767-300ER fleet down to 22 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJG Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJG was withdrawn from service today after operating QF821 Canberra – Melbourne. This brings the Boeing 737-476 fleet down to ten members.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBV Delivered.

QANTAs A330-200 VH-EBV departed Toulouse on delivery this evening as QF6022 routing Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney. The aircraft is in 42J/268Y configuration for QANTAS Domestic and wears QANTAS New ‘Roo/OneWorld livery.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJQ Withdrawn From Service.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJQ operated QF11 Sydney – Los Angeles today and was then withdrawn from QANTAS service. The aircraft will position Los Angeles – Victorville tomorrow. This brings the Boeing 747-400/747-400ER fleet down to 18 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZB Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZB departed Boeing Field on delivery today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 53 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 61 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJE Withdrawn from Service.

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJE was withdrawn from service after operating QF853 Canberra – Melbourne today. This brings the Boeing 737-400 fleet down to ten active members.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZC Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZC commenced its delivery flight from Boeing Field this morning routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024.  The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 54 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 62 aircraft.

QANTAS A380 Manila Reconfiguration Swap.

QANTAS Airbus A380 VH-OQK operated its last service in 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration today as QF127 Sydney – Hong Kong. The aircraft then positioned Hong Kong – Manila as QF6015 where it will be reconfigured to 14F/64J/35W/371Y.

Meanwhile sister VH-OQF, which has been at Manila since 18th August, positioned Manila – Hong Kong as QF6026 then operated its first service in 14F/64J/35W/371Y configuration as QF128 Hong Kong – Sydney.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJH Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJH operated its final QANTAS passenger service this morning as QF463 Sydney –Melbourne. This brings the Boeing 737-400 fleet down to 11 members.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJH Withdrawn from Service.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH was withdrawn from QANTAS passenger service today after arriving into Sydney as QF64 from Johannesburg. The aircraft is expected to ferry direct to storage in the US without operating a final QF107 sector.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZA Enters Service.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZA entered service today operating QF604 Melbourne – Brisbane. The aircraft carries a livery with numerous names along the fuselage from the online “You’re The Reason We Fly” promotion.

QANTASLink Boeing 717 Interior Upgrade Announced.

QANTAS today announced that the QANTASLink Boeing 717-200 fleet will receive an interior refurbishment including new slimline seats that will allow an increase in capacity. The aircraft will receive new Boeing 737-800 style décor. The first refurbished aircraft is due to enter service in November this year.

QANTAS Boeing 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.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZA Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZA departed Boeing Field on delivery today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y Boeing Sky Interior configuration and QANTAS New ‘Roo livery. This brings the QANTAS operated Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 52 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 60 aircraft.

QANTAS B767-300ER Refurbishment 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.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXJ Delivered.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-NXJ commenced its delivery flight today rouing Miami – Billings – Anchorage – Magadan – Manila – Darwin – Adelaide wearing registration N902ME. The aircraft is already in QANTASLink New ‘Roo livery and is a former Midwest Airlines and Mexicana Click aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZZ Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZZ departed Paine Field on delivery today as QF6024 routing Paine Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Boeing Sky Interior. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 51 aircraft the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 59 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZY Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZY departed Paine Field on delivery today as QF6024 routing Paine Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Boeing Sky Interior. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 50 aircraft the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 58 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZX Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZX departed Paine Field on delivery today as QF6024 routing Paine Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Boeing Sky Interior. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 49 aircraft the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 57 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZW Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZW departed Paine Field on delivery today as QF6024 routing Paine Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Boeing Sky Interior. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 48 aircraft the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 56 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZV Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZV departed Paine Field on delivery today as QF6024 routing Paine Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Boeing Sky Interior. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 47 aircraft the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 55 aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK left Toulouse today on delivery today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney as QF6026. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and carries the name “John Duigan” on one side and “Reginal Duigan” on the other. This brings the QANTAS A380 fleet up to 11 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZU Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZU departed Paine Field on delivery today as QF6024 routing Paine Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Boeing Sky Interior. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 46 aircraft the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 54 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZT Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT departed Boeing Field on delivery as QF6024 routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156 configuration and is the first QANTAS B737-800 with the Boeing Sky Interior. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 45 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 53 aircraft.

Former QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJK Flies Again.

Former QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJK, now registered  5N-HMB, positioned today from Victorville, CA to Kano, Nigeria to take up service with Max Air on Hajj flights.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZT First Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT made its first flight today from Renton to Boeing Field today in full QANTAS livery. This is the first QANTAS 737 with the Boeing Sky Interior.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZS Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS departed Boeing Field today on delivery routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Sydney – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 44 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 52 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZR Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZR began its delivery flight from Boeing Field today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 43 aircraft the QANTAS Group B737-800 fleet up to 51 aircraft.

JetConnect B737-400 ZK-JTQ Withdrawn.

JetConnect Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTQ was withdrawn from service today after operating QF134 Auckland – Melbourne. This was the final JetConnect Boeing 737-400 service.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-TJT Leaves Australia.

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 737-476 VH-TJT departed Melbourne today as QF6023 to Darwin. The aircraft continue to Budapest via Singapore, Dubai and Larnaca.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQH Delivered.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQH began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Auckland – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. This brings the JetConnect Boeing 737-800 fleet up to eight aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 50 aircraft.. If delivered to QANTAS mainline the aircraft would have been VH-VZQ.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZP Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZP began its delivery flight today as QF6024 routing Boeing Field – Honolulu (overnight) – Nadi – Melbourne.  The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. This brings the QANTAS Mainline Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 42 aircraft and the QANTAS Group Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 49 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZO Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZO departed Boeing Field today on delivery today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. The brings the QANTAS mainline Boeing 737-838 fleet up to 41 aircraft and the QANTAS Group fleet up to 48 aircraft.

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

Withdrawn QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGB, wearing new registration N362CM, departed Sydney for Male, Maldives and Tel Aviv as Air Transport International flight ATN103. The aircraft will undergo freighter conversion in Tel Aviv.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQG Delivered.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQG began its delivery flight tonight routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Brisbane – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. This brings the JetConnect Boeing 737-800 fleet up to seven aircraft and the QANTAS Group B737-800 fleet up to 47 aircraft. The aircraft would have been VH-VZN if delivered to QANTAS Mainline.

QANTAS B767-300ER VH-OGB Withdrawn.

International configuration QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGB was withdrawn from service after operating QF464 Melbourne – Sydney

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZM Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZM began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024 . The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. This brings the QANTAS mainline  B737-800 fleet up to 40 aircraft and the QANTAS Group B737-800 fleet up to 46 aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ departed Toulouse today on delivery to QANTAS as QF6024 routing Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and is named “Bert Hinkler”. This brings the QANTAS A380 fleet up to ten aircraft.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQF Delivered.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQF commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in QANTAS New Roo’ livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. Itis named “Abel Tasman” and brings the JetConnect B737-800 fleet up to six aircraft and the QANTAS Group B737-800 fleet yo 44 aircraft. The aircraft would have been VH-VZK if delivered to QANTAS Mainline.

QANTAS Freight B767-300ER VH-EFR Delivered.

QANTAS Freight Boeing 767-381F VH-EFR arrived into Sydney today as QF7572. This aircraft is former ANA machine JA603F. It will take over the trans-Tasman freight flying currently operated by a wet-leased Boeing 767-200F.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQD Delivered.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQD commenced its delivery flight today  Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. It is named “Sir Edmund Hilary” and brings the JetConnect B737-800 fleet up to four aircraft and the QANTAS group B737-800 fleet up to 42 aircraft. The aircraft would have been VH-VZI if allocated to QANTAS mainline.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQH Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQH was delivered Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney today as QF6028. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and is named “Reginald Ansett”. This brings the QANTAS A380 fleet up to nine aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI began its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney as QF6024. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and is named “David Warren”. This brings the QANTAS A380 fleet up to eight aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG Delivered.

QANTAS Airbus A380 VH-OQG commenced its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney as QF6028. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and is named “Charles Ulm”. This brings the QANTAS A380 fleet up to seven aircraft.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP Delivered.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP commenced its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney as QF6020. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 42J/268Y configuration and is named “Ningaloo Valley”.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ Leaves Fleet.

Domestic configuration QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ operated QF19 Sydney – Manila today and immediately entered the Lufthansa Technic facility where it will undergo conversion into a JetStar aircraft. The return flight QF20 did not operate.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Deliveried.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO has Toulouse on delivery today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in New ‘Roo livery and 42J/268Y Domestic configuration and is named “Kimberley”.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO First Flight.

QANTAS Airbus A330-200 VH-EBO made its first flight from Toulouse today as F-WWKJ. The aircraft is still in primer but carries QANTAS tail markings.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJR Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJR was withdrawn from service at Sydney this afternoon after arriving as  QF64 from Johannesburg. The aircraft is the fourth Boeing 747-400 to be withdrawn and ended its career in 1984 livery and 14F/52J/32W/255Y configuration.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ First Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ made its first flight today wearing test registration F-WWAQ and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI First Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI made its first flight today wearing test registration F-WWAP and posirioned Finkenwerder – Toulouse.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG Positions to Finkenwerder.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG wearing test registration F-WWAD moved from Toulouse to Finkenwerder today for outfitting. The aircraft is currently in primer but with QANTAS tail markings.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN Delivered.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN commenced its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Finkenwerder – Melbourne as QF6008 today. The aircraft is named “Clare Valley” and is in 36J/265Y Domestic configuration and QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF was delivered Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney today as QF6028. The aircraft was delivered in QANTAS New  Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and is named “Charles Kingsford Smith”. This brings the QANTAS A380 fleet up to six aircraft.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJK Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJK was withdrawn from service at Sydney this morning after arriving as QF12 from Los Angeles (depart Los Angeles 26th December). The aircraft is the third QANTAS B747-400 withdrawn. The aircraft was in 14F/52J/32W/255Y configuration and 1984 livery when withdrawn.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE was delivered Toulouse – Singapore – Melbourne today as QF6022. Delivery to Melbourne was due to delays in Singapore meaning the aircraft missed the curfew deadline in Sydney. The aircraft was delivered in QANTAS New Roo Livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and is named “Lawrence Hargrave”. This brings the QANTAS A380 fleet up to five aircraft.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM Delivered.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM began its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Melbourne as QF6008. The aircraft is named “Tamar Valley” and is in QANTAS New ‘ R00 and 36J/265Y Domestic configuration with AVOD IFE.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OED Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 747-4H6 VH-OED was withdrawn from service at Los Angeles today after arriving as QF11 from Sydney. The aircraft was in 14F/66J/40W/187Y configuration and 1984 livery on withdrawal.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQC Re-Registered.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQN was re-registered from VH-VZH to ZK-ZQC today and was leased to JetConnect wearing the name “Katherine Mansfield”.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQC Delivered.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQC commenced its delivery flight today wearing registration VH-VZH and routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. It is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and brings the JetConnect B737-800 fleet up to three aircraft and the QANTAS Group B737-800 fleet up to 41 aircraft.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQA Registered.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQA was re-registered from VH- VZF to ZK-ZQA today and positioned Melbourne – Auckland as QF6021. The aircraft was named “Jean Batten” on arrival at Auckland.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OEC Withdrawn.

QANTAS Boeing 747-4H6 VH-OEC was withdrawn from service today after arriving as QF108 from New York JFK. The aircraft was in 14F/66J/40W/187Y configuration and 1984 livery on withdrawal.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQB Delivered.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQB commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020 and wearing registration ZK- ZQG.. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout. The aircraft is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and brings the JetConnect B737-800 fleet up to two aircraft and the QANTAS group B737-800 fleet up to 39 aircraft.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQA Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQA commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020 wearing registration VH-VZF. The aircraft in 12J/156Y configuration with Silverwing seats in Business Class and Panasonic AVOD throughout, and is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery. The aircraft is the first Boeing 737-8oo for JetConnect, the 39th Boeing 737-800 for the QANTAS group and the 75th QANTAS group Boeing 737 of all types.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD was delivered Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney today as QF6022. The aircraft was delivered in QANTAS New Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and is named “Fergus McMaster”. This brings the QANTAS A380 fleet up to four aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE First Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSY and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB commenced its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney as QF6008. The aircraft was delivered in New ‘Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and is named “Hudson Fysh”. This is the second A380 for QANTAS.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL Delivered.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL commenced its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Melbourne as QF6008. The aircraft is named “Whitsundays” and is in 36J/199Y International configuration and QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD First Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD made its first flight today as F-WWSR in green primer with QANTAS tail. This was the first “Wave 2” A380 built with a redesigned electrical harness.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Enters Service.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA entered service today operating QF93 Melbourne – Los Angeles. This was the inaugural QANTAS A380 service.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Delivered.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA was delivered Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney today as QF6008. The aircraft was delivered in New ‘Roo livery and 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration. The aircraft is named “Nancy-Bird Walton”.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZE Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZE commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS New ‘Roo. This brings the Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 38 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZD Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZD commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS New ‘Roo livery. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 37 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZC Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZC commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS New ‘Roo livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 36 aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB First Flight.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSL and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZB Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZB commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS New ‘Roo livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 35 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZA Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZA commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS New ‘Roo livery. This is the first Boeing 737-800 to appear in New ‘Roo colours and brings the Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 34 aircraft.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI Delivered.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI commenced its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Melbourne as QF6008. The aircraft is leased from CIT Aerospace and is named “Yarra Valley”, it is in 36J/199Y International configuration and is named “Yarra Valley”.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBH Delivered.

QANTAS A330-200 commenced its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Melbourne as QF6008. The aircraft is on lease from CIT Aerospace and is named “Hunter Valley”, wears QANTAS New ‘Roo livery and is in 36J/199Y International configuration.

 

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG Delivered.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG commenced its deliver flight today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Melbourne as QF6008. The aircraft is the first A330-200 in 36J/199Y International configuration and is in QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

 

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYL Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYL commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 33 aircraft.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-IMP Returns.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2K9 VH-IMP (later VH-NXI) positioned Newcastle – Adelaide – Perth on return delivery to QANTASLink today.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYK Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYK began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu  – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. The brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 32 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYJ Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYJ commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. The brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 31 aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ Delivered.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ was delivered Toulouse – Singapore as QF6008 today. The aircraft is named “Port Stephens”, wears 1984 livery and is in 30J/267Y configuration. This brings the QANTAS A330-300 fleet up to ten aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYH Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYH began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 29 aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPI Delivered.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPI was delivered Toulouse – Cairns today as QF6008. The aircraft is named “Cairns”, wears 1984 livery and is in 30J/267Y configuration. This brings the QANTAS A330-300 fleet up to nine aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH Delivered.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH was delivered Toulouse – Singapore as QF6008 today. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and 30J/267Y configuration. The aircraft brings the QANTAS A330-300 fleet up to eight aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYG Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYG commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This bring the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 27 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYF Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYF began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 26 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYE Operates Promotional Flights and Enters Service.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYE was unveiled at Melbourne today named “Karak” and carrying “Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006” titles. The aircraft operated promotional flights QF1352/QF1353 Melbourne – Sydney – Melbourne and then entered service as QF624 Melbourne – Brisbane.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYE Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYE commenced its delivery flight today Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 26 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYD Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYD commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 25 aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA Returns from Maintenance.

12/2004 – .QANTAS A330-300 [rss-cut[ re-entered service today as QF577 Sydney – Perth. The aircraft has undergone engine modification work undertaken to convert the aircraft to A330-303 series and been reconfigured to 30J.267Y configuration.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYC Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 24 aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD Darwin Technical Issue.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD, continuing its delivery to QANTAS as cargo flight QF7628 Singapore – Darwin – Melbourne (depart Singapore 29th October), arrived into Darwin early this morning, however the onward flight to Melbourne has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD Delivered.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD was delivered Toulouse – Singapore as QF6008 today. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, 30J/267Y configuration and is named “Port Macquarie”.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPG Delivered.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPG was delivered Toulouse – Singapore as QF6008 today and will continue tomorrow as cargo flight QF7628 Singapore – Melbourne. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, 30J/267Y configuration and is named “Mt Gambier”.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYB Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYB commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu  – Nadi – Christchurch as QF6020 for winglets to be fitted by Air New Zealand Engineering. The aircraft in 12J/156Y configuration QANTAS 1984 livery. The brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 23 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYA Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYA began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Christchurch as QF6020 for winglets to be fitted by Air New Zealand Engineering. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 22 aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE Delivered.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE was delivered Toulouse – Singapore as QF6008 today and will continue as cargo flight QF7628 Singapore – Melbourne tomorrow. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, 30J/267Y configuration and is named “Port Lincoln”.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF Delivered.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF was delivered Toulouse – Singapore as QF6008 today and will continue as cargo flight QF7628 tomorrow. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, 30J/267Y configuration and is named “Port Esperence”.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD First Flight.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD made its first test flight as today F-WWYU.  The aircraft will be retained by Airbus for development work on the new GE CF6-80E1A3 engine.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPB Delivered.

QANTAS A330-300 was delivered Toulouse – Singapore as QF6008 today and will continue as cargo flight QF7628 Singapore – Melbourne tomorrow. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, 38J/305Y Domestic configuration and is named “Freycinet Peninsular”.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXU Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXU commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-838 fleet up to 21 aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA Delivered.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA was delivered Toulouse – Singapore – Melbourne today as QF7628. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, named “Kununarra” and is in 38J/305Y Domestic configuration.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXT Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXT commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration QANTAS 1984 livery. The brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 20 aircraft.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ Unveiled in Wunala Dreaming Livery.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ was unveiled in Wunala Dreaming livery at New Iberia today then positioned New Iberia, LA – Los Angeles as QF6020. The new Wunala Dreaming livery is distinctive from the old one in that the engines are in standard grey.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXS Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXS commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 19 aircraft.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI was delivered Seattle Everett – Los Angeles as QF6024 today, then entered service as cargo flight QF7572 Los Angeles – Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXR Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field  – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 18 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXQ Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXQ commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6024. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 17 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXP Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXP commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Oakland – Honolulu – Nadi – Brisbane as QF6024. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 16 aircraft.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC Enters Service.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC entered service today operating QF485 Melbourne – Perth. Between delivery and service entry the aircraft was re-named from “Gold Coast – Tweed” to “Surfers Paradise”.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC Delivered.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC commenced its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Melbourne direct as QF6008. The aircraft is named “Gold Coast – Tweed” and is in QANTAS 1984 livery and 38J/265Y configuration. This brings the QANTAS A330-200 fleet up to three aircraft.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPC Delivered.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPC was delivered Toulouse – Singapore – Melbourne today as QF6008. The aircraft is in 1984, livery, 38J/305Y Domestic configuration and is named “Broken Hill”.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB Delivered.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB  was delivered Toulouse – Melbourne direct today as QF6008 . The aircraft is named Freycinet Peninsular, wears QANTAS 1984 livery and is in 38J/265Y configuration. This is the second A330-200 for QANTAS.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA Delivered.

QANTAS   A330-200 VH-EBA commenced its delivery flight today routing Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney as QF6008. The aircraft is named Cradle Mountain, wears QANTAS 1984 livery and is in 38J/265Y configuration.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OEF Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF was delivered Seattle Everett – Los Angeles today as QF6024. The aircraft then entered service as cargo flight QF7572 Los Angeles – Sydney. The aircraft is in 1984 Livery.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXO Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXO commenced its delivery flight today routong Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Sydney as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines. It is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the Boeing 737-800 fleet up to 15 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXN Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXN commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Brisbane as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines. It is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 14 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXM Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXM commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Brisbane as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N991AN. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 13 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXL Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXL commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N990AN. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 12 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXK Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXK commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N989AN. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to 11 aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXJ Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXJ commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Sydney as QF6020. The aircraft was originally prdered by American Airlines as N988AN. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to ten aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXI Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXI commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N986AN. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to nine aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXH Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXH commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Sydney as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N986AN. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the Boeing 737-800 fleet up to eight aircraft.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-VQF Delivered.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-VQF (later VH-NXK) began its delivery flight today routing Victorville – Honolulu – Nadi – Newcastle.  The aircraft was formerly with TWA as N2452A.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXG Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXG commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Sydney as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N985AN. It is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 delivery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to seven aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXF Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXF began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N984AN. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to six aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXE Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXE began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N983AN. The aircraft is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS Boeing 737-800 fleet up to five aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXD Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXD began its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Sydney as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N982AN. It is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to four aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXC Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXC commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Melbourne as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N981AN. It is in QANTAS 1984 livery and 12J/156Y configuration. This brings the QANTAS B737-800 fleet up to three aircraft.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXB Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Sydney as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N980AN and is in Yananyi Dreaming Aboriginal livery and 12J/156Y configuration.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXA Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXA commenced its delivery flight today routing Boeing Field – Honolulu – Nadi – Brisbane as QF6020. The aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N979AN. The aircraft is the first B737-800 for QANTAS, is in 12J/156Y configuration and QANTAS 1984 livery.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXB First Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB made its first flight from Renton – Boeing Field today. The aircraft is in Yananyi Dreaming Aboriginal livery.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJU Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJU was delivered Seattle – Avalon as QF6002 today. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and 14F/79J/265Y “Pacific” configuration and becomes the 24th B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJT Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT was delivered Seattle – Avalon today as QF6002. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and 14F/79J/265Y Pacific configuration and becomes the 23rd B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJS Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS was delivered Seattle – Avalon – Sydney today as QF6003. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and 14F/79J/265Y configuration and becomes the 22nd B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OED Enters Service.

QANTAS Boeing 747-4H6 VH-OED entered service today operating as QF610 Singapore – Sydney carrying cargo. The aircraft is in QANTAS 1984 livery and Malaysia Airlines configuration.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OEB Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-48E VH-OEB was delivered Seoul – Sydney today. The aircraft becomes the 19th B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJQ Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJQ was formally accepted today and positioned Seattle – Vancouver as QF7417D and Vancouver – Los Angeles as QF7417P. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, named “City of Mandurah” and becomes the 17th B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJR Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJR positioned Seattle – Las Vegas as QF7417D today to be formally accepted and then positioned Las Vegas – Vancouver. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, named “City of Bathurst” and becomes the 17th B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJP Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJP was formally accepted today and positioned eattle – Vancouver – San Francisco as QF7416P. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, named “City of Albury” and becomes the 16th B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJO Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJO was formally accepted by the airline today and positioned Seattle – Vancouver as QF7415D. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and is named “City of Toowoomba”. It becomes the 15th B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJN Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJN was formally accepted by QANTAS today and positioned Seattle – Vancouver as QF7414D. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and is named “City of Dubbo”. It becomes the 14th B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJM Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM was formally accepted by the airline today and positioned. Ferried Seattle – Vancouver as QF7413D. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and named “City of Gosford” and becomes the 13th B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJL Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL positioned Seattle – Las Vegas as QF7412D today to be formally accepted by the airline. The aircraft then positioned Las Vegas – Vancouver as QF7412P. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and is named “City of Ballarat” and becomes the 12th B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJK Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJK was delivered Seattle – Cairns – Sydney as QF531P today. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and named “City of Newcastle” and becomes the 11th Boeing 747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJJ Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJJ positioned Seattle – Las Vegas today as QF7410D to be formally accepted by QANTAS. The aircraft then positioned Las Vegas – Vancouver as QF7410D. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and named “Winton” and becomes the tenth B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJI Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJI was accepted today and delivered Seattle – Los Angeles as QF7449D. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and becomes the 9th Boeing 747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJH Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJD positioned Los Angeles – Las Vegas as QF7448D today to be formally accepted by the airline. The aircraft then positioned Las Vegas – Vancouver. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, named “City of Darwin” and becomes the eighth B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJG Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJG positioned Los Angeles – Las Vegas as QF7447D to be formally accepted today. The aircraft then positioned Las Vegas – Vancouver. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and becomes the seventh B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJF Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJF was delivered Seattle – Sydney today. The aircraft is in 1984 livery, named “City of Adelaide” and becomes the sixth B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJE Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE was delivered Seattle – London Heathrow today. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and is named “City of Adelaide” and becomes the fifth B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJD Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJD was delivered Seattle – London Heathrow today. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and named “City of Brisbane” and becomes the fourth B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJC Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC was accepted by QANTAS today and positioned Seattle – East Midlands as QF7443 for display to Rolls Royce.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJB Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJB positioned Seattle – Las Vegas today to be formally accepted by the airline. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and becomes the second B747-400 in the QANTAS fleet.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJA Delivered.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA positioned Seattle – Las Vegas to formally accepted by QANTAS today then ferried Las Vegas – Vancouver. The aircraft is in 1984 livery and is named “City of Canberra”.

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