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QANTAS News and Information March 2012.




31st March 2012 - VH-OGS Returns from Nadi.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGS positioned Nadi - Sydney today as QF6004 following its diversion to Nadi on March 28th whilst operating QF3 Sydney - Honolulu.

31st March 2012 - VH-OQA Tentative Return to Service Date.

Airbus A380 VH-OQA has been pencilled in to return to traffic from 28th April 2012. It is initially expected to be operated on the QF127/QF128 Sydney - Hong Kong rotation.

31st March 201 2- Flight Cancellations.

QF582 Perth - Sydney and QF2319 Bundaberg - Brisbane did not operate today.

30th March 2012 - VH-OJL Back in Traffic as VH-OJG Returns to Sydney.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL was able to re-enter traffic following its technical issue at Brisbane yesterday and operated QF51 Brisbane - Singapore today. Sister VH-OJG which positioned in from Sydney yesterday to operate the QF51/QF52 Brisbane - Singapore rotation positioned Brisbane - Sydney today as QF6005.

30th March 2012 - VH-OJO Withdrawn.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJO is reported as having been withdrawn after arriving into Sydney today as QF64 from Johannesburg. This brings the active 747-400 fleet down to 23.

30th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF403 Sydney - Melbourne

QF503 Brisbane -  Sydney

QF569 Sydney - Perth

QF2359 Rockhampton - Brisbane

QF2384 Brisbane - Hervey Bay.

29th March 2012 - VH-TJK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJK positioned Adelaide - Melbourne as QF6114 this afternoon.

29th March 2012 - VH-OGT QF3 Nadi Rescue Mission.

With passengers from yesterday’s QF3 Sydney - Honolulu still in Nadi after yesterday’s VH-OGS diversion sister Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGT positioned Sydney - Nadi today as QF6003 in order to collect the passengers and continue to Honolulu as QF3.

29th March 2012 - Brisbane 747 Swap and QF51 Delay.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJF, which has been operating the QF51/QF52 Brisbane - Singapore rotation since the start of the new timetable, positioned Brisbane - Sydney this morning as QF6014. Sister VH-OJL then positioned Sydney - Brisbane as QF6013 however this aircraft appears to have encountered a technical issue as it did not take up service. VH-OJG then positioned Sydney - Brisbane as QF6002 late in the afternoon and operated QF51 Brisbane - Singapore with a delay of just over six hours.

29th March 2012 - VH-VZT Returns to QANTAS Mainline Service.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT, which has operated on trans-Tasman services for JetConnect since 25th February, returned to mainline service today operating QF510 Sydney - Brisbane.

29th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1463 Sydney - Canberra

QF1466 Canberra - Sydney

QF1471 Sydney - Canberra

QF1472 Canberra - Sydney

QF2450 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2451 Moranbah - Brisbane.

28th March 2012 - VH-OGS QF3 Nadi Diversion.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGS operating QF3 Sydney - Honolulu diverted to Nadi today after a crack appeared in an inner cockpit window. Passengers were accommodated in Nadi overnight.

28th March 2012 - VH-VZV Replaces VH-VZT as JetConnect Substitute Aircraft.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZV replaced sister VH-VZT operating for JetConnect on trans-Tasman services from Sydney today. The aircraft will remain on JetConnect services until further notice.

28th March 2012 - VH-OEJ Returns from Avalon in New Configuration.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ positioned Avalon - Sydney as QF6196 today immediately taking up service as QF7 Sydney - Dallas-Fort Worth. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 58J/36W/270Y becoming the fourth Boeing 747-438ER with A380 style product.

28th March 2012 - VH-OEE to Avalon Maintenance.

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

28th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF461 Sydney - Melbourne

QF465 Sydney - Melbourne

QF503 Brisbane - Sydney

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1467 Sydney - Canberra

QF2067 Melbourne - Adelaide

QF2332 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF2335 Gladstone - Brisbane.

28th March 2012 - VH-TJR Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJR positioned Brisbane - Melbourne early this morning as QF6123.

27th March 2012 - Former VH-EBW Joins Iran Air.

Former QANTAS Boeing 747-338 VH-EBW is confirmed as having joined the fleet of Iran Air and will be joined shortly by former QANTAS sisters VH-EBV and VH-EBY. The aircraft have been with Kyrgyzstan’s Al Sayegh Airlines and the deal to move them on to Iran Air appears to have been arranged via a separate company based in The Gambia. Iran is currently the subject of a UN embargo which means that the aircraft will receive no support from Boeing.

27th March 2012 - VH-TJY Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJY positioned Sydney - Melbourne this afternoon as QF6112.

27th March 2012 - VH-VYC Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYC positioned Sydney - Adelaide this morning as QF6122.

27th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF440 Melbourne - Sydney

QF451 Sydney - Melbourne

QF461 Sydney - Melbourne

QF500 Sydney - Brisbane

QF503 Brisbane - Sydney

QF506 Sydney - Brisbane

QF515 Brisbane - Sydney

QF542 Sydney - Brisbane

QF615 Brisbane - Melbourne

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1461 Sydney - Canberra

QF1462 Canberra - Sydney

QF2306 Townsville - Cairns

QF2312 Townsville - Cairns

QF2315 Cairns - Townsville

QF2462 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2463 Moranbah - Brisbane.

26th March 2012 - VH-TJI Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJI positioned Brisbane - Melbourne this evening as QF6111.

26th March 2012 - 747 Avalon Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI positioned Sydney - Avalon this morning as QF6195. Sister VH-OEF then positioned Avalon - Sydney as QF6196.

26th March 2012 - QANTAS Teams With China Eastern to form JetStar Hong Kong.

QANTAS and SkyTeam carrier China Eastern today announced a joint venture to be called JetStar Hong Kong to commence services from Hong Kong next year. The airline will initially commence services with three Airbus A320s and plan to expand to a fleet a eighteen aircraft by 2015. Each airline will invest US$99 million into the new carrier. As well as the existing JetStar Asia carrier based in Singapore there are plans to expand the JetStar Pacific operation from Vietnam in conjunction with Star Alliance carrier Vietnam Airlines and to set up new JetStar carriers in both Japan and  Hong Kong.

26th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF197 Cairns - Port Moresby

QF198 Port Moresby - Cairns

QF512 Sydney - Brisbane

QF513 Brisbane - Sydney

QF562 Canberra - Sydney

QF704 Canberra - Sydney

QF771 Sydney - Canberra

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney

QF2161 Port Macquarie - Sydney

QF2300 Townsville - Cairns

QF2309 Cairns - Townsville

QF2310 Townsville - Cairns

QF2480 Cairns - Weipa

QF2481 Weipa - Cairns

QF2496 Cairns - Horn Island

QF2497 Horn Island - Cairns.

26th March 2012 - VH-OJG Returns from Hong Kong.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJG, which operated the final QANTAS London Heathrow - Hong Kong service arriving into Hong Kong yesterday operated a one off QF188 Hong Kong - Sydney day flight today in order to position back to Australia.

6th March 2012 - VH-OEG Operates QF27 Inaugural.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG operated today’s inaugural QF27/QF28 Sydney - Santiago rotation.

26th March 2012 - VH-OJM Operates QF23 Inaugural.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM operated today’s inaugural QF23/QF24 Sydney - Bangkok rotation.

25th March 2012 - VH-OQG Operates first Singapore QF2.

Airbus A380 VH-OQG operated today’s first QF2 London Heathrow  - Singapore - Sydney service.

25th March 2012 - QANTAS at Canberra Airport Open Day.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZY was displayed at the Canberra Airport Open Day today whilst QANTASLink Dash 8-Q400 VH-QOP operated a charity flight.

25th March 2012 - VH-VZB Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZB positioned Cairns - Brisbane this evening following the cancellation of QF709.

25th March 2012 - VH-OQL Operates first Singapore QF1.

Airbus A380 VH-OQL operated today’s first QF1 Sydney - Singapore - London Heathrow service.

25th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF709 Cairns - Brisbane

QF1467 Sydney - Canberra

QF1468 Canberra - Sydney

QF1483 Sydney - Canberra

QF1484 Canberra - Sydney

QF1485 Sydney - Canberra

QF1850 Ayers Rock - Cairns

QF1851 Cairns - Ayers Rock

QF2178 Sydney - Port Macquarie

QF2260 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney

QF2418 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2419 Emerald - Brisbane

QF2516 Brisbane - Mackay

QF2517 Mackay - Brisbane

QF2568 Canberra - Brisbane.


24th March 2012 - VH-OJH Operates Final London Heathrow - Bangkok Service.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH operated tonight’s final QF1 London Heathrow - Bangkok - Sydney service. From tomorrow Sydney - Bangkok will become the terminating service QF23/QF24. This flight departed after VH-OJG operating QF30 and thus VH-OJH was the last scheduled QANTAS Boeing 747-400 at London Heathrow.

24th March 2012 - VH-OJG Operates Final London Heathrow - Hong Kong Service.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJG operated tonight’s final QF30 London Heathrow - Hong Kong service. This aircraft will terminate in Hong Kong with the onward service to Melbourne being operated by an Airbus A330-300.

24th March 2012- VH-OQF Operates Final QF32.

Airbus A380 VH-OQF operated today’s final QF32 London Heathrow - Singapore - Sydney flight. From tomorrow the flight will be renumbered QF2.

24th March 2012- VH-OQG Operates Final QF31.

Airbus A380 VH-OQG operated today’s final QF31 Sydney - Singapore - London Heathrow flight. From tomorrow the flight will be renumbered QF1.

24th March 2012 - VH-OJT Operates Final Scheduled Melbourne 747 Service.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT operated QF29 Melbourne - Hong Kong today. This is the final scheduled QANTAS Boeing 747 service from Melbourne.

24th March 2012 - Hong Kong Aircraft Switches.

In order to transition to the new timetable starting tomorrow Boeing 747-438 VH-OJF arriving into Hong Kong as QF30 from London Heathrow (depart London 23rd March) went forward from Hong Kong as QF98 to Brisbane. Meanwhile Airbus A330-300 VH-QPI which arrived into Hong Kong as QF67 from Perth operated the Hong Kong - Melbourne sector of QF30. Additionally Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT arrived as QF29 Melbourne - Hong Kong which had been re-timed to depart Melbourne earlier thus arriving into Hong Kong this evening and returned as QF88 Hong Kong - Sydney which operated as an overnight service.

24th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF1472 Canberra - Sydney

QF1850 Ayers Rock - Cairns

QF1859 Cairns - Ayers Rock

QF1871 Darwin - Cairns

QF2057 Melbourne - Devonport

QF2058 Devonport - Melbourne

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2255 Lord Howe Island - Sydney.

23rd March 2012 - VH-OQB QF31 Singapore Issue.

Airbus A380 VH-OQB operating QF31 Sydney - Singapore - London Heathrow arrived into Singapore this evening however the onward flight to London Heathrow has been delayed until tomorrow indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.








































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9th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF457 Sydney - Melbourne

QF1471 Sydney - Canberra

QF1472 Canberra - Sydney.










8th March 2012 - VH-VXT Returns from Darwin.

Darwin technical issue aircraft VH-VXT positioned Darwin - Sydney today as QF6134.

8th March 2012 - ZK-ZQD Positioning Flight.

Following the cancellation of QF55 Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQD positioned Sydney - Auckland as QF6171 today.

8th March 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-QPG operating Sydney - Brisbane and VH-QPD taking over for the Brisbane - Manila sector.

8th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF55 Sydney - Auckland

QF406 Melbourne - Sydney

QF434 Melbourne - Sydney

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF461 Sydney - Melbourne

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1467 Sydney - Canberra

QF1468 Canberra - Sydney

QF2260 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney.

8th March 2012 - VH-OJS QF128 Newcastle Diversion.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS operating QF128 Hong Kong - Sydney (depart Hong Kong 7th March) diverted via Newcastle this morning for fuel due to long weather related hold times into Sydney.

8th March 2012 - VH-VYF Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYF positioned Melbourne - Adelaide as QF6124 this morning.

7th March 2012 - VH-OEF to Avalon Maintenance.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF positioned Sydney - Avalon this afternoon as QF6195.

7th March 2012 - VH-VZY Enters Service.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZY entered service today as QF414 Melbourne - Sydney.

7th March 2012 - VH-OGN Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGN positioned Sydney - Melbourne today as QF6113.

7th March 2012 - VH-VZM Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZM positioned Melbourne - Adelaide early this morning as QF6113.

7th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF413 Sydney - Melbourne

QF445 Sydney - Melbourne

QF455 Sydney - Melbourne

QF456 Melbourne - Sydney

QF608 Melbourne - Brisbane

QF615 Brisbane - Melbourne

QF856 Melbourne - Canberra

QF1850 Ayers Rock - Cairns

QF1874 Cairns - Darwin.

6th March 2012 - VH-EBN Butchers Bunny or Bird.

Airbus A330-200 VH-EBN declared PAN PAN shortly after take off from Sydney this evening whilst operating QF487 Sydney - Melbourne. Crew shut down the Number 1 engine and returned to Sydney. Investigations revealed that either a rabbit or bird had been ingested into the engine during the take off roll. The flight was operated later with sister VH-EBM.

6th March 2012 - VH-OEE Returns from Avalon Maintenance.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE positioned Avalon - Sydney today as QF6196. The aircraft does not appear to have been at Avalon long enough to undergo cabin reconfiguration.

6th March 2012 - JetConnect Australian Positioning Flight.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQH positioned Brisbane - Melbourne as QF6002 today.

6th March 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.

6th March 2012 - VH-VZS Operates for JetConnect then returns to QANTAS Mainline.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT operated JetConnect flights QF25 Melbourne - Auckland and QF26 Auckland - Melbourne today. The aircraft then returned to regular QANTAS service operating QF634 Melbourne - Brisbane.

6th March 2012 - VH-VXT Darwin Issue.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXT operated QF754 Adelaide - Darwin today however the return QF757 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

6th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF615 Brisbane - Melbourne

QF624 Melbourne - Brisbane

QF757 Darwin - Adelaide

QF907 Karratha - Perth

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney

QF2420 Newcastle - Brisbane.

5th March 2012 - VH-VZS Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS operated JetConnect flights QF25 Melbourne - Auckland and QF26 Auckland - Melbourne today. This was in addition to VH-VZT which continued to operate JetConnect services from Sydney.

5th March 2012 - JetConnect 737 Christchurch Maintenance Swap.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZKB operated QF45 Sydney - Christchurch today then went for maintenance with sister ZK-ZKA returning from maintenance and operating the return QF46 Christchurch - Sydney.

5th March 2012 - VH-OEF QF8 Noumea Diversion.

Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth - Brisbane - Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 3rd March) diverted via Noumea on the Dallas-Fort Worth - Brisbane sector this morning. This appears to have been because of predicted storms in the Brisbane area that may have caused long hold times or the closure of Brisbane airport.

5th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF461 Sydney - Melbourne

QF515 Brisbane - Sydney

QF546 Sydney - Brisbane

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1484 Canberra - Sydney

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra

QF2226 Wagga Wagga - Sydney

QF2427 Brisbane - Newcastle.

4th March 2012 - VH-VZS Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS operated JetConnect flights QF131 Melbourne - Auckland and QF134 Auckland - Melbourne today. Sister VH-VZT continued to operate JetConnect services from Sydney.

4th March 2012 - Positioning Flights.

The following positioning flights occurred today:

Boeing 767-338 VH-OGG positioned Melbourne - Sydney as QF6117.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXD positioned Cairns - Melbourne this morning as QF6127.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJY positioned Melbourne - Adelaide as QF6137.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYF positioned Perth - Adelaide as QF6157.

4th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1467 Sydney - Canberra

QF1477 Sydney - Canberra

QF2225 Sydney - Wagga Wagga

QF2226 Wagga Wagga - Sydney

QF2229 Sydney - Wagga Wagga

QF2230 Wagga Wagga - Sydney

QF2381 Hervey Bay - Brisbane

QF2489 Horn Island - Cairns

QF2567 Brisbane - Canberra

QF2568 Canberra - Brisbane.

3rd March 2012 - Adelaide - Perth Extras.

Two extra Boeing 737-838 Adelaide - Perth flights operated this evening with VH-VXS operating as QF1351 and VH-VYG operating as QF1353.

3rd March 2012 - VH-VZS Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS operated JetConnect flights QF131 Melbourne - Auckland and QF134 Auckland - Melbourne today. This is in additional to VH-VZT which continues to operate JetConnect services from Sydney.

3rd March 2012 - VH-QPC Positions to Brisbane as VH-QPB Goes Domestic.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPC positioned Sydney - Brisbane this afternoon as QF6013. An extra A330-300 was required at Brisbane as VH-QPB inbound off QF52 from Singapore switched to Domestic duties and operated QF597 Brisbane - Perth.

3rd March 2012 - VH-OJJ Returns to Sydney.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJJ departed Singapore for Sydney this morning as QF6D. This is the delayed Singapore departure from 1st March.

3rd March 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

QF923 Cairns - Sydney was cancelled today. This would appear to be due to an issue with Boeing 737-838 VH-VXD which operated the outbound QF922 Sydney - Cairns.

2nd March 2012 - South African Codeshare Extension Nixed.

The International Air Services Commission has announced that it will not extend QANTAS and South African Airways permission to codeshare on each other’s services between Australia and South Africa beyond 31st December 2012. The Commission states that the airlines run a duopoly on the route. At present QANTAS operate Sydney - Johannesburg services and South African Airways operate Perth - Johannesburg services with each airline taking a guaranteed number of seats on the other’s flights. QANTAS say the decision will mean that one or both carriers will be forced to reduce frequency or withdraw flights.

2nd March 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.

2nd March 2012 - VH-VXE Melbourne Test Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXE undertook a further Melbourne - Melbourne test flight as QF6135 this afternoon.

2nd March 2012 - VH-OGU Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGU positioned Sydney - Melbourne test flight as QF6125 this morning.

2nd March 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF467 Sydney - Melbourne

QF795 Canberra - Melbourne

QF834 Melbourne - Canberra

QF1419 Sydney - Canberra

QF1422 Canberra - Sydney

QF1463 Sydney - Canberra

QF1466 Canberra - Sydney

QF1484 Canberra - Sydney

QF2338 Brisbane - Gladstone.

1st March 2012 - VH-VZY on Delivery.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VZY left Boeing Field on delivery as QF6024 today routing Boeing Field - Honolulu (overnight) - Nadi - Melbourne.

1st March 2012 - VH-OJJ QF6 Singapore Technical Issue.

Boeing 747-436 VH-OJJ operating QF6 Frankfurt - Singapore - Sydney (depart Frankfurt 29 February) arrived into Singapore today but was unable to continue the flight on to Sydney due to a technical issue.

1st March 2012 - VH-VXR Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR positioned Canberra - Melbourne test flight as QF6154 this evening.

1st March 2012 - VH-VXE Melbourne Test Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXE, which has been under maintenance at Melbourne since 8 January 2012, undertook a Melbourne - Melbourne test flight as QF6134 this afternoon.

1st March 2012 - VH-TJW Leaves Australia.

Withdrawn Boeing 737-4L7 VH-TJW departed Sydney as QF6027 this morning routing Sydney - Apia - Honolulu - Victorville.

1st March 2012 - VH-OJT Returns from Guangzhou.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT departed Guangzhou for Sydney this morning as QF6022 following repaint into New ‘Roo livery.

1st March 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.

1st March 2012 - VH-EBH Sydney - Brisbane Return.

The QF540/QF553 Sydney - Brisbane rotation was unusually operated by International configuration Airbus A330-200 VH-EBH today.

1st March 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF411 Sydney - Melbourne

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF483 Canberra - Melbourne

QF906 Perth - Karratha

QF907 Karratha - Perth

QF962 Canberra - Brisbane.


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23rd March 2012 - VH-OJH Operates Last Hong Kong - London Heathrow.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJH operated today’s final QF29 Melbourne - Hong Kong - London Heathrow service.

23rd March 2012 - VH-OJG Operates Last Bangkok - London Heathrow.

Boeing 747-438 VH-OJG operated today’s final QF1 Sydney - Bangkok - London Heathrow service.

23rd March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF407 Sydney - Melbourne

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF2260 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney

QF2338 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF2339 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF2416 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2417 Emerald - Brisbane.

22nd March 2012 - ZK-ZQF Positions to Wellington.

Following yesterday’s weather diversion JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQF positioned Auckland - Wellington this morning as QF6172.

22nd March 2012 - QF19 Brisbane A330 Swap.

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

22nd March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF452 Melbourne - Sydney

QF2338 Brisbane - Gladstone

QF2339 Gladstone - Brisbane

QF2540 Brisbane - Roma

QF2541 Roma - Brisbane

QF2548 Brisbane - Roma

QF2549 Roma - Brisbane

QF2550 Brisbane - Roma

QF2551 Roma - Brisbane

QF2553 Roma - Brisbane

QF2558 Brisbane - Roma

QF2559 Roma - Brisbane.


As a result QF2553 operated direct from Charleville - Brisbane with no stop in Roma.

21st March 2012 - VH-OGU to Avalon Maintenance.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGU positioned Sydney - Avalon late this evening as QF6195.

21st March 2012 - ZK-ZQF QF37 Auckland Diversion.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQF operating QF37 Melbourne - Wellington diverted to Auckland today due to weather at Melbourne.

21st March 2012 - JetConnect 737 Christchurch Maintenance Swap.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZKC operated QF45 Sydney - Christchurch today then went for maintenance with sister ZK-ZKB returning from maintenance and operating the return QF46 Christchurch - Sydney.

21st March 2012 - VH-ZXC Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-336ER VH-ZXC positioned Brisbane - Sydney as QF6131 this morning.

21st March 2012 - VH-VYK Sydney Test Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYK, which has been out of service at Sydney since 18th March, was test flown Sydney - Sydney this morning as QF6113.

21st March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF48 Wellington - Sydney

QF117 Sydney - Wellington

QF502 Sydney - Brisbane

QF503 Brisbane - Sydney

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney

QF1463 Sydney - Canberra

QF1464 Canberra - Sydney

QF1466 Canberra - Sydney

QF1485 Sydney - Canberra

QF1486 Canberra - Sydney

QF2358 Brisbane - Rockhampton

QF2359 Rockhampton - Brisbane

QF2447 Townsville - Cairns.

QF2448 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2449 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2450 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2451 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2452 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2453 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2460 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2461 Moranbah - Brisbane.

20th March 2012 - VH-OGK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGK positioned Perth - Sydney this afternoon as QF6112.

20th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF192 Port Moresby - Cairns

QF197 Cairns - Port Moresby

QF407 Sydney - Melbourne

QF442 Melbourne - Sydney

QF540 Sydney - Brisbane

QF615 Brisbane - Melbourne

QF1493 Sydney - Canberra

QF2449 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2450 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2458 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2459 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2478 Cairns - Weipa

QF2479 Weipa - Cairns.

19th March 2012 - VH-VXG QF730 Melbourne Diversion.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXG operating QF730 Adelaide - Sydney diverted to Melbourne this morning after a rapid descent from 37,000ft to 23,000ft due to failure of the air conditioning systems. The flight continued from Melbourne - Sydney operated by Boeing 737-476 VH-TJE.

19th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF574 Perth - Sydney

QF767 Brisbane - Perth

QF1060 Perth - Kalgoorlie

QF1061 Kalgoorlie - Perth

QF1824 Perth - Newman

QF1825 Newman - Perth

QF1878 Perth - Kalgoorlie

QF1879 Kalgoorlie - Perth

QF2448 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2456 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2457 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2458 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2459 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2488 Cairns - Horn Island

QF2489 Horn Island - Cairns

QF2503 Cairns - Hamilton Island

QF2504 Hamilton Island - Cairns

QF2522 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2523 Moranbah - Brisbane.

18th March 2012 - VH-OEB Grand Prix Overfly.

Formula One liveried Boeing 747-48E V H-OEB performed the annual Australian Grand Prix overflight today operating Sydney - Sydney as QF6601.

18th March 2012 - VH-VXG Operates for JetConnect.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXG operated the QF45/QF46 Sydney - Christchurch rotation for JetConnect today. This is an unusual substitution of a non-AVOD fitted 737 on a JetConnect service.

18th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF560 Canberra - Sydney

QF1851 Cairns - Ayers Rock

QF1871 Darwin - Cairns

QF1940 Ayers Rock - Alice Springs

QF2464 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2465 Moranbah - Brisbane

QF2528 Brisbane - Moranbah

QF2529 Moranbah - Brisbane.

17th March 2012 - VH-OGS Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGS positioned Brisbane - Sydney early this morning as QF6116.

16th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today, caused mainly by severe weather in Western Australia:

QF906 Perth - Karratha

QF913 Karratha - Perth

QF914 Perth - Karratha

QF915 Karratha - Perth

QF916 Perth - Karratha

QF1120 Perth - Port Hedland

QF1121 Port Hedland - Perth

QF1816 Perth - Port Hedland

QF1817 Port Hedland - Perth

QF1874 Cairns - Darwin

QF1936 Alice Springs - Darwin

QF1939 Darwin - Alice Springs

QF1948 Alice Springs - Cairns.

16th March 2012 - VH-VXE Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYK positioned Perth - Port Hedland early this morning as QF6115.

16th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today, caused mainly by severe weather in Western Australia:

QF911 Karratha - Perth

QF915 Karratha - Perth

QF916 Perth - Karratha

QF917 Karratha - Perth

QF918 Perth - Karratha

QF1000 Perth - Karratha

QF1001 Karratha - Perth

QF1114 Perth - Port Hedland

QF1115 Port Hedland - Perth

QF1116 Perth - Port Hedland

QF1117 Port Hedland - Perth

QF1898 Perth - Karratha

QF1899 Karratha - Perth

QF1904 Perth - Karratha

QF1905 Karratha - Perth

QF1913 Karratha - Perth

QF1914 Perth - Karratha

QF1929 Broome - Perth

QF1930 Perth - Broome

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne.

15th March 2012 - VH-VYK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYK positioned Perth - Newman this evening as QF6114.

15th March 2012 - VH-VYG Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VYG positioned Sydney - Brisbane this evening as QF6114.

15th March 2012 - QF19 Brisbane A330 Swap.

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

15th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations:

The following flights were cancelled today:

QF456 Melbourne - Sydney

QF467 Sydney - Melbourne

QF502 Sydney - Brisbane

QF739 Sydney - Adelaide

QF2132 Melbourne - Canberra

QF2133 Canberra - Melbourne

QF2260 Sydney - Lord Howe Island

QF2261 Lord Howe Island - Sydney.

14th March 2012 - VH-OGJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGJ positioned Melbourne - Sydney this evening as QF6113.

14th March 2012 - VH-QPB Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-300 VH-QPB positioned Melbourne - Sydney today as QF6003.

14th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF448 Melbourne - Sydney

QF457 Sydney - Melbourne

QF458 Melbourne - Sydney

QF774 Adelaide - Sydney

QF2315 Cairns - Townsville

QF2410 Brisbane - Emerald

QF2411 Emerald - Brisbane

QF2447 Townsville - Cairns.

13th March 2012 - VH-TJY Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJY positioned Brisbane - Melbourne this morning as QF6112.

13th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF1902 Perth - Karratha

QF1903 Karratha - Perth

QF2512 Brisbane - Mackay

QF2513 Mackay - Brisbane.

12th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF422 Melbourne - Sydney

QF1121 Port Hedland - Perth

QF1460 Canberra - Sydney

QF1463 Sydney - Canberra

QF1466 Canberra - Sydney

QF2497 Horn Island - Cairns.

11th March 2012 - VH-TJG Back In Service.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJG returned to service today following maintenance at Melbourne operating QF683 Melbourne - Adelaide.

11th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

QF631 Brisbane - Melbourne

QF689 Melbourne - Adelaide

QF692 Adelaide - Melbourne

QF1854 Ayers Rock - Cairns

QF1941 Alice Springs - Ayers Rock

QF1949 Cairns - Alice Springs.

10th March 2012 - VH-TJG Melbourne Test Flight.

Boeing 737-476 VH-TJG, which has been out of service at Melbourne since 8th February, undertook a short Melbourne - Melbourne test flight this afternoon as QF6146.

10th March 2012 - VH-OGJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGJ positioned Sydney - Melbourne this afternoon as QF6136.

10th March 2012 - VH-VXC Melbourne Test Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXC, which has been out of service at Melbourne since 5th March, undertook a short Melbourne - Melbourne test flight this afternoon as QF6126.

10th March 2012 - VH-VXI Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-838 VH-VXI positioned Melbourne - Adelaide this morning as QF6116.

10th March 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The QF589 Brisbane - Perth and QF598 Perth - Brisbane did not operate today.

9th March 2012 - Red Q Down Loo?

Negotiations between QANTAS and Malaysia Airlines regarding a partnership in a premium intra-Asian airline dubbed Red Q have ended after commercial terms could not be agreed. This means that this cornerstone QANTAS policy for turning around the fortunes of the International division will now not take place from either of the preferred bases of Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. QANTAS shares fell 4% on the news as the airline admitted it was “back to square one”.