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QANTAS News & Information January 2012.




1st January 2012 - Brisbane 717 Schedules Loaded.

Schedules for QANTASLink Boeing 717-200 operations from Brisbane have been loaded today. At first one aircraft will be based from 1 March 2012 and will operate Brisbane - Rockhampton and Brisbane - Glasdstone schedules. A second aircraft will enter service from 20 March 2012 when Brisbane - Mackay services will be launched.

31st January 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF444 Melbourne - Sydney

QF451 Sydney - Melbourne

QF2172 Sydney - Port Macquarie

QF1478 Canberra - Sydney

QF1485 Sydney - Canberra

QF1495 Sydney - Canberra

QF2011 Tamworth - Sydney.

30th January 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF1088 Perth - Newman

QF1089 Newman - Perth

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney.

30th January 2012 - VH-OGJ Recovers to Sydney.

Mount Isa diversion Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGJ positioned Mount Isa - Sydney today as QF6111. All passenger baggage was still on board as there was no way to offload this at Mount Isa. The suspicion is that the incident was caused by a particularly pungent nappy in a forward toilet.

29th January 2012 - VH-OGJ QF825 Mount Isa Diversion.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGJ operating QF825 Darwin - Brisbane diverted to Mount Isa today due to a smell of smoke in the cockpit. Boeing 737-838 VH-VZV was despatched from Brisbane as QF6160 in order to complete the flight. Mount Isa had no airstairs capable of handling the Boeing 767-300 so passengers were disembarked via a wheelchair lift.

29th January 2012 - VH-VZC Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZC positioned Sydney - Brisbane today as QF6127.

29th January 2012 - Flight Cancellation:

QF1491 Sydney - Canberra was cancelled today.

29th January 2012 - VH-OQH QF94 Sydney Diversion.

Airbus A380 VH-OQH operating QF94 Los Angeles - Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 27 January) diverted via Sydney this morning.

28th January 2012 - VH-VXR Operates Second Darwin - Hong Kong Charter.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR operated the second of two Darwin - Hong Kong charters today as QF6035, returning overnight as QF6032.

28th January 2012 - VH-VZP Karratha Extra.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZP positioned Perth - Karratha as QF6159 today returning as an extra Karratha - Perth service QF1349.

28th January 2012 - Cancellation.

QF730 Adelaide - Sydney was cancelled today.

26th January 2012 - QF19 Brisbane A330 Swap.

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

25th January 2012 - VH-OGH I-Pad/Wifi Trial Officially Begins.

QANTAS officially announced the commencement of the I-Pad/Wifi trial aboard Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGH today. There will be an I-Pad available at each seat and the entertainment programme is broadcast wirelessly within the aircraft to the I-Pads.

24th January 2012 - VH-QPD Positions to Hong Kong.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPD positioned Sydney - Hong Kong today as QF6015.

24th January 2012 - VH-QPD QF20 Hydraulic Issue.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPD operating QF20 Manila - Brisbane - Sydney operated directly Manila - Sydney after declaring PAN due to a possible hydraulic leak. The aircraft was permitted to break curfew and land early in Sydney due to the PAN call and because the airport wished to clear the runway prior to the commencement of normal operations.

24th January 2012 - VH-OJE QF8220 Positioning Flight.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE positioned Sydney - Brisbane today to take up service as QF15 Brisbane - Los Angeles, however the Sydney - Brisbane flight unusually operated as QF8220.

23rd January 2012 - VH-QPB Positions to Hong Kong.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPB positioned Sydney - Hong Kong today as QF6015.

23rd January 2012 - VH-OJF to Avalon Maintenance.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJF positioned Sydney - Avalon today as QF6195.

21st January 2012 - VH-OGE Last Passenger Flight.

Boeing 767-336ER VH-OGE operated its last passenger service for QANTAS today as QF434 Melbourne - Sydney.

































 






  












15th January 2012 - VH-OJP Los Angeles Delay.

Boeing 737-438 VH-OJP arrived into Los Angeles today as QF107 from Sydney but the return QF108 has been delayed overnight indicating a technical issue.



15th January 2012 - Non Ops.

The QF1479/QF1480 Sydney - Canberra rotation did not operate today.

15th January 2012 - VH-OQI Operates Hong Kong A380 Inaugural.

Airbus A380 VH-OQI operated the first A380 operated QF127/QF128 Sydney - Hong Kong rotation today. Initially A380s will operate this service three times per week with the remaining four rotations remaining as Boeing 747-400 flights.

15th January 2012 - VH-OJM Antarctic Charter.

Having positioned Sydney - Melbourne late last night as QF6021 Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM operated a Melbourne - Melbourne scenic flight above Antarctica today as QF2903.

14th January 2012 - VH-OQD Heathrow Issue.

Airbus A380 VH-OQD arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF31 from Sydney and Singapore but its return working as QF10 to Singapore and Melbourne has been cancelled until tomorrow due to a technical issue with the aircraft. We understand this was caused by the aircraft being struck by a ground vehicle.

14th January 2012 - VH-VYC Hobart Extra.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYC operated an extra Melbourne - Hobart rotation today as QF1283/QF1284.

12th January 2012 - Cyclone Heidi Cancellations.

The QF1110/QF1111 and QF1128/QF1129 Perth - Port Hedland rotations were cancelled today due to Cyclone Heidi.

11th January 2012 - VH-VXS Sydney Go Around.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXS operating QF791 Alice Springs - Sydney went around at Sydney today due to high winds.

10th January 2012 - VH-VXB Learmonth Cyclone Relief Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB positioned Perth - Learmonth this afternoon as QF6123 in order to operate back as QF1351 Learmonth - Perth as an evacuation flight before the arrival of Cyclone Heidi expected overnight.

8th January 2012 - VH-VZS Sydney Storm Separation Issue.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS operating QF555 Brisbane - Sydney at 33,000ft around 190 miles north of Sydney was approved to deviate around weather. Meanwhile Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUJ operating DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane and climbing to 33,000 feet was also approved to deviate around weather. There was a potential conflict between the two aircraft with is under investigation by the ATSB.

8th January 2012 - VH-QPE Positions to Sydney.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPE, which had been at Adelaide for 36 hours since arriving as QF82 from Singapore yesterday, positioned Adelaide - Sydney this evening as QF6007.

8th January 2012 - VH-OQI QF12 Auckland Diversion.

Airbus A380 VH-OQI operating QF12 Los Angeles - Sydney (depart Los Angeles 6 January) diverted via Auckland this morning. The diversion appears to have been medical.

7th January 2012 - VH-OQF QF32 Turbulence Injuries.

Airbus A380 VH-OQF operating QF32 London Heathrow - Singapore (depart London 6 January) encountered severe turbulence overhead India causing injury to seven passengers, four of whom required hospital treatment. The flight was delayed by 24 hours in Singapore with passengers being accommodated in hotels before engineers cleared the aircraft to continue the flight.

7th January 2012 - Adelaide A330-300 Swap.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPE arrived into Adelaide this morning as QF82 from Singapore however it did not operate the return QF81 Adelaide - Singapore as is normal on a Saturday. Instead sister VH-QPJ positioned in from Sydney as QF6006 to operate the flight. VH-QPE remains at Adelaide at this time.

4th January 2012 - VH-OQH QF93 Delay.

QF93 Melbourne - Los Angeles scheduled to be operated by Airbus A380 VH-OQH has been delayed by 24 hours due to a technical issue. The flight will operate tomorrow as QF93D.

3rd January 2012 - VH-OEH Positions Xiamen - Avalon.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEH departed Xiamen as QF6022 today following maintenance and will position direct to Avalon where it is expected to undergo cabin reconfiguration.

3rd January 2012 - VH-VZW Enters Service.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZW entered service today as QF400 Melbourne - Sydney.

3rd January 2012 - Hobart Extra.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZP operated an extra Melbourne - Hobart rotation today as QF1281/QF1282.

2nd January 2012 - Brisbane - Karratha Extras.

The normally Tuesdays only QF991 Brisbane - Karratha and QF992 Karratha - Brisbane services operated as extras today. These flights are operated by separate aircraft that operate to and from Perth. The Perth - Karratha sectors were flown empty today thus Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS operated QF991 Brisbane - Karratha and QF6101 Karratha - Perth whilst sister VH-VXC operated QF6100 Perth - Karratha and QF992 Karratha - Brisbane.

2nd January 2012 - Hobart Extra.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZC operated an extra Sydney - Hobart rotation today as QF1271/QF1272.

1st January 2012 - VH-OEJ Leaves for Xiamen.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ departed Sydney this morning as QF6021 for maintenance at Xiamen. It is strongly rumoured that this will involve a repaint from the Wanula Dreaming scheme into standard livery.


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21st January 2012 - VH-VXQ Operates Darwin - Hong Kong Charter.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXQ operated the first of two Darwin - Hong Kong charter flights for Chinese New Year today as QF6035. The return will operate Hong Kong - Darwin - Ayers Rock as QF6032.

21st January 2012 - VH-OEJ Returns in White.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ positioned Xiamen - Sydney today as QF6022 wearing standard white livery for the first time.

21st January 2012 - A330-300 Brisbane Swap.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPC positioned Sydney - Brisbane this morning as QF6025. Sister VH-QPE positioned Brisbane - Sydney as QF6026.

20th January 2012 - VH-TJO Final Service.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJO operated its final passenger service today as QF483 Canberra - Melbourne.

20th January 2012 - VH-VXG Karratha Extra.

With two rotations having been cancelled earlier in the day Boeing 737-838 VH-VXG operated an extra Perth - Karratha rotation this evening as QF6160/QF6161.

20th January 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following rotations did not operate today:

QF912/QF917 Perth - Karratha

QF918/QF919 Perth - Karratha

QF1088/QF1089 Perth - Newman

QF1479/QF1480 Sydney - Canberra.

20th January 2012 - VH-OGV Brisbane Test Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGV which has been out of service since operating QF594 Perth - Brisbane on 10 November 2011 was test flown Brisbane - Brisbane today as QF6115.

19th January 2012 - Tamworth 40th Anniversary Scheme Unveiled on VH-QOI.

A special scheme marking 40 years of the Tamworth Country Music Festival was unveiled in Sydney today on QANTASLink Dash 8-Q400 VH-QOI.

19th January 2012 - VH-OQD Returns to Service.

Having been out of service at London Heathrow since 14 January Airbus A380 VH-OQD returned to service this evening operating QF10 London Heathrow - Singapore - Melbourne.


19th January 2012 - VH-OQB Operates Delayed QF10.

Airbus A380 VH-OQB which arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF31 from Sydney and Singapore turned around immediately to operate last night’s delayed QF10 to Singapore and Sydney. VH-OQD remains out of service at London Heathrow.


18th January 2012 - Wunala Gone, Another Aboriginal Scheme Coming.

Boeing 747-43E8ER VH-OEJ, due back into Sydney from Xiamen on 21 January, is confirmed as having lost its Wunala Dreaming artwork. However QANTAS have intimated that a new Aboriginal scheme will be unveiled on another aircraft before the end of the year.

18th January 2012 - VH-OGN Test Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGN operated a Sydney - Sydney test flight this afternoon as QF6113.

18th January 2012 - VH-OQK Operates Delayed QF10.

Airbus A380 VH-OQK which arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF9 from Melbourne and Singapore turned around immediately to operate last night’s delayed QF10 to Singapore and Sydney. VH-OQD remains out of service at London Heathrow.

17th January 2012 - VH-VZX First Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZX made its first flight today as BOE055 from Renton to Boeing Field as BOE055.

17th January 2012 - VH-OQE Operates Delayed QF10.

Airbus A380 VH-OQE which arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF9 from Melbourne and Singapore turned around immediately to operate last night’s delayed QF10 to Singapore and Sydney. VH-OQD remains out of service at London Heathrow.

16th January 2012 - 747-400s Listed For Sale.

Boeing 747-438s VH-OJB, VH-OJF and VH-OJP have been listed for sale today.

16th January 2012 - 747 Avalon Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 747-48E VH-OEB positioned Sydney - Avalon today as QF6195. Boeing 747-438 VH-OJC later positioned Avalon - Sydney as QF6196.


16th January 2012 - VH-OQH Operates Delayed QF10.

Airbus A380 VH-OQH which arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF9 from Melbourne and Singapore turned around immediately to operate last night’s delayed QF10 to Singapore and Sydney. VH-OQD remains out of service at London Heathrow.

16th January 2012 - VH-OJP Returns to Sydney.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJP departed Los Angeles today operating yesterday’s delayed QF108 Los Angeles - Sydney as QF108D.

15th January 2012 - VH-OQG Operates Delayed QF10.

Airbus A380 VH-OQG which arrived into London Heathrow this morning as QF31 from Sydney and Singapore turned around immediately to operate last night’s delayed QF10 to Singapore and Sydney. VH-OQD remains out of service at London Heathrow.