QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Christmas Creek Fifo Rescue Mission.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP operated QF1110 Perth – Port Hedland this morning then positioned Port Hedland – Christmas Creek as QF6112 in order to operate the delayed QF1381 Christmas Creek – Perth Fifo sector. This followed the earlier Boeing 737-800 technical issue at Christmas Creek. As a result QF1111 Port Hedland – Perth was cancelled.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Broome Delay and Perth Diversion.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP operated QF1050 Melbourne – Broome this morning, however the return QF1051 was delayed by four hours and then operated via Perth. This appears to be due to crew not having sufficient hours to return to Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Operates Brisbane – Canberra Extras.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP operated an additional Brisbane – Canberra sector early this morning as QF1301, returning early this afternoon as QF1306. The aircraft then operated the QF974/QF975 Brisbane – Townsville rotation before operating a further additional Brisbane – Canberra sector this evening as QF1313

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Townsville Air Show Flypast.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP operated QF970 Brisbane – Townsville this morning then operated a Townsville – Townsville circuit making a flypast of the sea front area at 1,000 ft as part of the T150 Air and Sky Show.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Returns from Sydney Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP, which has been under maintenance at Sydney since 12th August, returned to service this morning operating QF860 Sydney – Coolangatta. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Positioning Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP positioned Perth – Port Hedland as QF6115 this morning in order to operate QF1117 Port Hedland – Perth. This operated in place of yesterday’s cancelled QF1617.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Returns from Avalon.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP positioned Avalon – Sydney as QF6101 this afternoon after appearing as a static exhibit at the Avalon Airshow then returned to service as QF494 Melbourne – Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZP Operates Hobart Extra.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZP operated an additional Sydney – Hobart rotation this morning as QF1308/QF1309. This operated in place of a scheduled QANTASLink Boeing 717-200 rotation.

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.

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.