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QANTAS News & Information February 2012.



29th February 2012 - VH-VZT Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT operated JetConnect flights QF45 Sydney - Christchurch, QF46 Christchurch - Sydney and QF113 Sydney - Auckland - Melbourne.

29th February 2012 - VH-VZE Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZE operated JetConnect flights QF25 Melbourne - Auckland and QF26 Auckland - Melbourne today.

29th February 2012 - VH-TJW Begins Ferry Flight.

Withdrawn Boeing 737-4L7 VH-TJW positioned Melbourne - Sydney this morning as QF6019 minus titles and logos.

28th February 2012 - VH-VYA Hobart Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYA positioned Sydney - Hobart late this morning as QF6101.

28th February 2012 - VH-TJI Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJI positioned Adelaide - Melbourne this morning as QF6122.

28th February 2012 - VH-VZT Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT operated JetConnect flights QF142 Auckland - Sydney, QF43 Sydney - Aucklad and QF44 Auckland - Sydney today.

28th February 2012 - VH-VZU Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZU operated JetConnect flights QF25 Melbourne - Auckland and QF26 Auckland - Melbourne today.

28th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF410 Melbourne - Sydney

QF461 Sydney - Melbourne

QF612 Melbourne - Brisbane

QF617 Brisbane - Melbourne

QF730 Adelaide - Sydney

QF779 Sydney - Canberra

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney.

27th February 2012 - VH-VXP Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXP positioned Adelaide - Sydney this afternoon as QF6111.

27th February 2012 - VH-VXQ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXQ positioned Melbourne - Sydney this afternoon as QF6121.

27th February 2012 - VH-VZT Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT operated JetConnect flights QF45 Sydney - Christchurch, QF46 Christchurch - Sydney and QF113 Sydney - Auckland - Melbourne today.

27th February 2012 - VH-VZU Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZU operated JetConnect flights QF25 Melbourne - Auckland and QF26 Auckland - Melbourne today.

27th February 2012 - VH-OQD QF94 Sydney Diversion.

Airbus A380 VH-OQD operating QF94 Los Angeles - Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 25 February) diverted via Sydney this morning.

27th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF410 Melbourne - Sydney

QF416 Melbourne - Sydney

QF446 Melbourne - Sydney

QF451 Sydney - Melbourne

QF480 Perth - Melbourne

QF732 Adelaide - Sydney

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra

QF2285 Melbourne - Launceston

QF2286 Launceston - Melbourne

QF2309 Cairns - Townsville

QF2310 Townsville - Cairns.

26th February 2012 - VH-VZV Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZV positioned Perth - Karratha this afternoon as QF6100.

26th February 2012 - VH-VZT Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT operated JetConnect flights QF142 Auckland - Sydney, QF45 Sydney - Christchurch and QF46 Christchurch - Sydney today.

26th February 2012 -VH-OGG operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGG operated JetConnect flights QF25 Melbourne - Auckland and QF26 Auckland - Melbourne today.

26th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF1809 Paraburdoo - Perth

QF1816 Perth - Port Hedland

QF1817 Port Hedland - Perth

QF1871 Darwin - Cairns

QF2308 Townsville - Cairns.

25th February 2012 - VH-NXN Positions to Brisbane for Crew Training.

Boeing 717-231 VH-NXN positioned Perth - Alice Springs - Brisbane as QF6200 today in order to perform crew training duties prior to the re-introduction of the type at Brisbane on QANTASLink services.

25th February 2012 - VH-VZT Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT operated JetConnect flights QF45 Sydney - Christchurch, QF46 Christchurch - Sydney and QF113 Sydney - Auckland - Melbourne. This aircraft will remain operating JetConnect services from Sydney until further notice.

25th February 2012 - VH-VZW Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZW operated JetConnect flights QF25 Melbourne - Auckland and QF26 Auckland - Melbourne today.

24th February 2012 - JetConnect Australian Positioning Flight.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQF positioned Melbourne - Brisbane this afternoon as QF6171.

24th February 2012 - VH-VXO Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXO positioned Brisbane - Sydney this afternoon as QF6150.

24th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF124 Auckland - Brisbane

QF443 Sydney - Melbourne

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF515 Brisbane - Sydney

QF572 Perth - Sydney

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF2061 Melbourne - Devonport.

23rd February 2012 - QANTASLink Boeing 717-200 VH-NXR Prepares for Delivery.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-NXR has been unveiled at Miami as it is prepared for delivery to Australia. The aircraft was delivered to Midwest Airlines in 2003 and subsequently operated for MexicanaClick.

23rd February 2012 - VH-VYJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYJ positioned Sydney - Melbourne this morning as QF6114.

23rd February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF124 Auckland - Brisbane

QF125 Brisbane - Auckland

QF410 Melbourne - Sydney

QF411 Sydney - Melbourne

QF477 Canberra - Melbourne

QF848 Melbourne - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1471 Sydney - Canberra

QF1472 Canberra - Sydney

QF1497 Sydney - Canberra

QF2366 Brisbane - Rockhampton

QF2367 Rockhampton - Brisbane.

22nd February 2012 - VH-TJE Melbourne Test Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJE, which has been at Melbourne since 15 February, was test flown Melbourne - Melbourne this afternoon as QF6130.

22nd February 2012 - VH-VZX Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZX positioned Melbourne - Sydney this afternoon as QF6113.

21st February 2012 - VH-TJL Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJL positioned Brisbane - Sydney this afternoon as QF6120.

22nd February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF125 Brisbane - Auckland

QF402 Melbourne - Sydney

QF456 Melbourne - Sydney

QF469 Sydney - Melbourne

QF502 Sydney - Brisbane

QF513 Brisbane - Sydney

QF2353 Rockhampton - Brisbane

QF2371 Hervey Bay - Brisbane

QF2402 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2403 Emerald - Brisbane.

21st February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF124 Auckland - Brisbane

QF410 Melbourne - Sydney

QF441 Sydney - Melbourne

QF450 Melbourne - Sydney

QF506 Sydney - Brisbane

QF509 Brisbane - Sydney

QF515 Brisbane - Sydney

QF525 Brisbane - Sydney

QF612 Melbourne - Brisbane

QF2161 Port Macquarie - Sydney

QF2307 Gladstone - Brisbane.















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10th February 2012 - VH-TJO departs Australia.

Withdrawn Boeing 737-476 VH-TJO began its journey away from Australia positioning Melbourne - Sydney as QF6019 this afternoon.

9th February 2012 - VH-TJJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 positioned Adelaide - Melbourne as QF6114 this evening.

9th February 2012 - QF19 Brisbane A330 Swap.

Airbus A330-300s VH-QPI and VH-QPH were swapped at Brisbane during the once weekly QF19 Sydney - Brisbane - Manila service today with VH-QPI operating Sydney - Brisbane and VH-QPH taking over for the Brisbane - Manila sector.

9th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF456 Melbourne - Sydney

QF467 Sydney - Melbourne

QF500 Sydney - Brisbane

QF692 Adelaide - Melbourne

QF2338 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF2339 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF2346 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF2420 Newcastle - Brisbane

QF2427 Brisbane - Newcastle

QF2512 Brisbane - Mackay

QF2513 Mackay - Brisbane

QF2550 Brisbane - Roma

QF2551 Roma - Brisbane

QF2567 Brisbane - Canberra

QF2568 Canberra - Brisbane.

8th February 2012 - VH-VZX Enters Service.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZX entered service today as QF404 Melbourne - Sydney.

8th February 2012 - VH-OJF Returns from Avalon.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJF positioned Avalon - Sydney this afternoon as QF6196 following maintenance.

8th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF443 Sydney - Melbourne

QF456 Melbourne - Sydney

QF457 Sydney - Melbourne

QF461 Sydney - Melbourne

QF490 Melbourne - Sydney

QF557 Brisbane - Sydney

QF612 Melbourne - Brisbane

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Brisbane

QF2338 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF2339 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF2360 Brisbane - Rockhampton

QF2418 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2419 Emerald - Brisbane

QF2427 Brisbane - Newcastle

QF2558 Brisbane - Roma

QF2559 Roma - Brisbane.

7th February 2012 - VH-VZC Leaves Avalon.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZC, which diverted to Avalon whilst operating QF772 Perth - Melbourne on 5 February, positioned Avalon - Melbourne this afternoon as QF6112.

7th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF440 Melbourne - Sydney

QF461 Sydney - Melbourne

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney

QF2333 Gladstone - Brisbane.

6th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney

QF1461 Sydney - Canberra

QF1462 Canberra - Sydney

QF1463 Sydney - Canberra

QF1466 Canberra - Sydney

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra

QF2010 Sydney - Tamworth

QF2011 Tamworth - Sydney

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2408 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2409 Emerald - Brisbane

QF2567 Brisbane - Canberra

QF2568 Canberra - Brisbane.

5th February 2012 - VH-VZC QF772 Avalon Diversion.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZC operating QF772 Perth - Melbourne diverted to Avalon today.

5th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF496 Melbourne - Sydney

QF1480 Canberra - Sydney

QF1484 Canberra - Sydney

QF1485 Sydney - Canberra

QF1486 Canberra - Sydney

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra

QF2086 Melbourne - Mildura.

5th February 2012 - VH-OJS QF1 Frankfurt Diversion.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS operating QF1 Sydney - Bangkok - London Heathrow (depart Sydney 4 February) diverted to Frankfurt this morning due to snow at London Heathrow. The QF9 and QF31 arrivals both arrived into London Heathrow. VH-OJS continued to Heathrow later as QF1D.

4th February 2012 - Heathrow Departure Delays.

This evenings departures from London Heathrow all got away although there were heavy delays due to snow.

4th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF2538 Brisbane - Roma

QF2539 Roma - Brisbane

QF2540 Brisbane - Roma

QF2541 Roma - Brisbane.

4th February 2012 - VH-OQF Wing Rib Crack Repairs.

Airbus A380 VH-OQF arrived into Sydney as QF32 from London Heathrow and Singapore yesterday. Today 36 hairline cracks were found in the wing-rib feet which will mean the aircraft will be out of service for repairs for up to seven days. QANTAS stress these hairline cracks are unrelated to the turbulence incident involving this aircraft on January 7 2012.

3rd February 2012 - VH-OJF Avalon Test Flight.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJF undertook a further Avalon - Avalon test flight today as QF6019.

3rd February 2012 - QF1466 Return to Canberra.

QF1466 Canberra - Sydney operated by an unidentified Dash 8-Q400 returned to Canberra today after crew needed to shut down an engine.

3rd February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF407 Sydney - Melbourne

QF704 Canberra - Sydney

QF803 Sydney - Canberra

QF907 Karratha - Perth

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1485 Sydney - Canberra

QF1486 Canberra - Sydney

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra

QF1496 Canberra - Sydney

QF2544 Brisbane - Roma

QF2545 Rome - Brisbane

QF2550 Brisbane - Roma

QF2551 Rome - Brisbane

QF2558 Brisbane - Roma

QF2559 Rome - Brisbane.

2nd February 2012 - VH-VZX on Delivery.

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

2nd February 2012 - VH-OJF Avalon Test Flight.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJF undertook an Avalon - Avalon test flight today as QF6019.

2nd February 2012 - QF19 Brisbane A330 Swap.

Airbus A330-300s VH-QPE and VH-QPA were swapped at Brisbane during the once weekly QF19 Sydney - Brisbane - Manila service today with VH-QPE operating Sydney - Brisbane and VH-QPA taking over for the Brisbane - Manila sector.

2nd February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF1461 Sydney - Canberra

QF1462 Canberra - Sydney

QF2013 Armidale - Sydney

QF2161 Port Macqaurie - Sydney.

1st February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF445 Sydney - Melbourne

QF456 Melbourne - Sydney

QF576 Sydney - Perth

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney

QF1463 Sydney - Canberra

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1466 Canberra - Sydney

QF2101 Coffs Harbour - Sydney

QF2165 Port Macquarie - Sydney.

1st February 2012 - VH-VZW Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZW positioned Adelaide - Sydney this afternoon as QF6613.

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20th February 2012 - VH-VZY First Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZY made its first flight from Renton - Boeing Field today as BOE056.

20th February 2012 - VH-OQA Emerges from Singapore Hangar.

Airbus A380 VH-OQA emerged into the open at Singapore today fitted with new engines. The aircraft is awaiting new flaps and some belly fairings and will then be able to be test flown.

20th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF124 Auckland - Brisbane

QF125 Brisbane - Auckland

QF407 Sydney - Melbourne

QF443 Sydney - Melbourne

QF455 Sydney - Melbourne

QF456 Melbourne - Sydney

QF506 Sydney - Brisbane

QF515 Brisbane - Sydney

QF732 Adelaide - Sydney

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra.

19th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF125 Brisbane - Auckland

QF785 Sydney - Adelaide.

18th February 2012 - VH-OQI QF11 Honolulu Diversion.

Airbus A380 VH-OQI operating QF11 Sydney - Los Angeles diverted via Honolulu today. The diversion appears to have been medical.

18th February 2012 - ZK-ZQA Positions to Christchurch.

Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQA positioned Auckland - Christchurch this afternoon as QF6171.

17th February 2012 - VH-OJP Operates QF1 from Melbourne.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJP positioned Sydney - Melbourne today as QF6019 and then departed Melbourne as QF1 to Bangkok - London Heathrow. This is a group charter and has replaced the scheduled QF1 today.

17th February 2012 - 747 Avalon Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE positioned Sydney - Avalon as QF6195 today with Boeing 747-48E VH-OEB moving in the opposite direction as QF6196.

17th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF467 Sydney - Melbourne

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne.

16th February 2012 - VH-OEH Returns in New Configuration.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH positioned Avalon - Brisbane this evening as QF6192. This is the third Boeing 747-438ER to be fitted with the A380 style 58J/36W/270Y interior.

16th February 2012 - VH-OGV Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGV positioned Sydney - Brisbane as QF6161 this evening.

16th February 2012 - Two Routes Dropped. Profits Down. Jobs to Go.

QANTAS is to drop its daily Auckland - Los Angeles and three times weekly Singapore - Mumbai routes from May 2012. The Los Angeles - New York leg currently operated by the Airbus A330-200 off the Auckland - Los Angeles service will revert to Boeing 747-400 operation and is earmarked for refurbished aircraft with the A380 style product.

As a result two International configuration Airbus A330-200s are freed and these will allow for Airbus A330-200/300 operation of the upcoming QF23/QF24 Sydney - Bangkok service. This will mean the airline can accelerate the withdrawal of the Boeing 747-400 fleet.

The changes come in the light of the announcement of a A$42 million profit fox the six months to December. This is 83% down on the corresponding period in 2010. The drop is attributed to higher fuel costs and the cost of Industrial Action. Industrial Action would include the decision to ground the entire airline last October.

As a result of the changes 500 jobs will be lost mainly in the engineering division.

16th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF461 Sydney - Melbourne

QF467 Sydney - Melbourne

QF468 Melbourne - Sydney

QF494 Melbourne - Sydney

QF502 Sydney - Brisbane

QF503 Brisbane - Sydney

QF548 Sydney - Brisbane

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1461 Sydney - Canberra

QF1462 Canberra - Sydney

QF2338 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF2339 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF2466 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2467 Moranbah - Brisbane.

15th February 2012 - VH-TJW Last Flight.

Boeing 737-4L7 VH-TJW was withdrawn from passenger service after operating QF821 Canberra - Melbourne today. This leaves the Boeing 737-400 fleet with thirteen active aircraft.

15th February 2012 - Bribane Closure Diversion and Cancellations.

Brisbane airport was closed early morning due to a Toll Aviation turboprop was involved in a landing incident. QF501 Brisbane - Sydney and QF601 Brisbane - Melbourne were cancelled. QF652 Perth - Brisbane (depart Perth 14 February) operated by Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGU diverted via Sydney.

15th February 2012 - VH-OQF Back in Service.

Airbus A380 VH-OQF returned to service following wing rib repairs today operating QF11 Sydney - Los Angeles.

15th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF417 Sydney - Melbourne

QF454 Melbourne - Sydney

QF501 Brisbane - Sydney

QF601 Brisbane - Melbourne

QF612 Melbourne - Brisbane

QF2410 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2411 Emerald - Brisbane.

14th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The QF2358/QF2359 Brisbane - Rockhampton rotation did not operate today.

13th February 2012 - Joyce Claims Shutdown Good for Brand.

In a newspaper interview QANTAS Chief Alan Joyce today claimed that the shutdown of the airline last October has been good for the QANTAS brand and that it caused a surge in forward bookings. Union chiefs have expressed disbelief at the statement.

12th February 2012 - VH-OEI Antarctic Flight.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI operated a Sydney - Sydney Antarctic sightseeing flight today as QF2901.

12th February 2012 - VH-VXF Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXF positioned Brisbane - Sydney this evening as QF6117.

12th February 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

QF541 Brisbane - Sydney did not operate today.

11th February 2012 - VH-OQC Heathrow Steering Issue.

Airbus A380 VH-OQC operating QF10 London Heathrow - Singapore - Melbourne returned to the stand twice after a steering problem became apparent at low speed on the take off roll on two occasions. The aircraft was able to depart around three hours later. Contrary to some reports the aircraft at no time left the paved surface.

11th February 2012 - VH-OJT Departs for Guangzhou Repaint.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT positioned Sydney - Guangzhou as QF6021 this evening. The aircraft will be repainted in Guangzhou.


11th February 2012 - VH-OGE Leaves Australia.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGE departed Sydney today wearing US registration N364CM and positioning as ATN364 to Honolulu and Wilmington for freighter conversion.

11th February 2012 - VH-TJO Leaves Australia.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJO departed Australia this morning as QF6027 initially routing Sydney - Apia then onwards to Honolulu and Victorville.

11th February 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

QF1462 Canberra - Sydney did not operate today.

10th February 2012 - VH-OEF QF108 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF operating QF108 Los Angeles - Sydney diverted via Brisbane this morning.

10th February 2012 - ZK-JTQ arrives in Brisbane for Alliance Airlines.

Former JetConnect and QANTAS Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTQ positioned Auckland - Brisbane today wearing Alliance Airlines colours. The aircraft is expected to be used on FIFO mining flights in Western Australia.

10th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF454 Melbourne - Sydney

QF457 Sydney - Melbourne

QF803 Sydney - Canberra

QF872 Canberra - Sydney

QF915 Karratha - Perth

QF916 Perth - Karratha

QF1495 Sydney - Canberra

QF2420 Newcastle - Brisbane

QF2512 Brisbane - Mackay

QF2513 Mackay - Brisbane

QF2540 Brisbane - Roma

QF2541 Roma - Brisbane..