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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since 1st May, positioned Singapore – Brisbane late tonight as QF6013. The aircraft has been repainted from QANTAS New Roo (2006) into QANTAS Silver Roo (2017) livery and is the first A330-200 in this scheme.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG positioned Sydney – Melbourne as QF6112 early this evening after arriving as QF108 from Beijing Capital earlier. The aircraft then operated QF462 Melbourne – Sydney.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM Takes Over QF123.

Following the earlier technical return of QF123 Brisbane – Auckland to Brisbane, the delayed flight was subsequently operated early this afternoon by QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD QF467 Sydney Technical Return.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD operating QF467 Sydney – Melbourne stopped the climb at 10,ooo ft this evening due to a technical issue and returned to Sydney for a safe landing. This was the aircraft’s first service since it returned to Sydney due to a technical issue when operating QF583 Sydney – Perth on 4th April.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBS QF38 Delay and Perth Diversion.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBS operating QF38 Singapore – Melbourne (depart Singapore 26th January) was delayed by five hours out of Singapore and operated in the early hours of this morning. As crew did not have sufficient hours to reach Melbourne the service operated via Perth where there was a crew change.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ positioned Brisbane – Melbourne as QF6111 this morning after arriving as QF652 from Perth. The aircraft then operated QF769 Melbourne – Perth.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM, which has been out of service at Brisbane since arriving as QF52 from Singapore early yesterday, positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6007 this afternoon. The aircraft then operated QF5 Sydney – Singapore.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN Returns from Singapore.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 14th November, QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN departed Singapore late tonight operating QF38 Singapore – Melbourne. Today’s outbound QF37 Melbourne – Singapore was cancelled.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN Singapore Technical Issue.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN operated QF81 Sydney – Singapore this afternoon, however the aircraft encountered a technical issue at Singapore causing a re-allocation of aircraft and the cancellation of QF36 Singapore – Melbourne.

QANTAS Announce Additional Auckland Services as Emirates Pull Out.

QANTAS today announced additional services to Auckland to operate from 25th March 2018. These will operate to provide additional capacity after Emirates announced that it will cease operations on the Brisbane – Auckland and Melbourne – Auckland routes.

The combined QANTAS/Jet Connect schedule from the East Coast to Auckland from 25th March 2018 will be as follows:

Sydney – Auckland

QF141 Sydney 0815 – Auckland 1320 73H
QF143 Sydney 0955 – Auckland 1500 332
QF145 Sydney 1155 – Auckland 1700 73H
QF147 Sydney 1600 – Auckland 2105 73H
QF149 Sydney 1830 – Auckland 2330 332

Auckland – Sydney

QF140 Auckland 0645 – Sydney 0825 332
QF142 Auckland 0845 – Sydney 1025 73H
QF144 Auckland 1310 – Sydney 1450 73H
QF146 Auckland 1515 – Sydney 1655 332
QF148 Auckland 1855 – Sydney 2035 73H

Melbourne – Auckland

QF153 Melbourne 0745 – Auckland 1320 73H
QF159 Melbourne 1145 – Auckland 1720 332
QF155 Melbourne 1815 – Auckland 2350 73H
QF151 Melbourne 2335 – Auckland 0505+1 332

Auckland – Melbourne

QF152 Auckland 0600 – Melbourne 0815 73H
QF158 Auckland 1200 – Melbourne 1415 332
QF154 Auckland 1500 – Melbourne 1715 73H
QF156 Auckland 1800 – Melbourne 2015 332

Brisbane – Auckland

QF123 Brisbane 0745 – Auckland 1355 332
QF125 Brisbane 1745 – Auckland 2350 73H

Auckland – Brisbane

QF120 Auckland 0615 – Brisbane 0810 73H
QF126 Auckland 1625 – Brisbane 1820 332

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBE Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBE, which has been receiving attention at Brisbane since 23rd September, positioned Brisbane – Perth this evening as QF6112 then returned to service operating QF652 Perth – Brisbane.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6026 early this evening after arriving as QF146 from Auckland. The aircraft then operated QF639 Brisbane – Melbourne.

QANTAS Increase Melbourne – Singapore Capacity.

QANTAS today announced that it will upgauge the QF35/QF36 Melbourne – Singapore service from A330-200/300 to A380 operation from March 25th 2018. Additionally the 3 x weekly QF37/QF38 A330-200/300 rotation will be increased to a daily service.

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.

Regular A330-200s Scheduled for Sydney – Auckland.

QANTAS today announced that the QF143/QF146 and QF149/QF140 Sydney – Auckland rotations will switch from Boeing 737-800 to A330-200 operation from 12th July 2017. Since 2012 A330-200s have only been scheduled on the route at peak periods.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 26th April after a technical return to Perth on 25th April, positioned Brisbane – Melbourne as QF6015 this morning then returned to service operating QF37 Melbourne – Singapore.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR Takes Over QF648.

Following the earlier technical return of QF648 Perth – Melbourne to Perth, the delayed flight was subsequently operated in the early hours of this morning by QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB Operates Auckland – Sydney Rotation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB operated the QF144/QF145 Auckland – Sydney rotation today in place of the usual Boeing 737-800 in a seasonal upgauge. The rotation was operated in the aircraft’s usual downtime at Auckland in between its morning arrival from Perth as QF111 and its evening return to Perth as QF112.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBS Operates Auckland Rotation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBS operated the QF141/QF146 Sydney – Auckland rotation this morning in place of the usual B737-800 in a seasonal capacity upgauge. This service will return to Boeing 737-800 operation tomorrow.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM Operates Auckland – Sydney Rotation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM operated the QF144/QF145 Auckland – Sydney rotation today in place of the usual Boeing 737-800 in a seasonal upgauge. The rotation was operated in the aircraft’s usual downtime at Auckland in between its morning arrival from Perth as QF111 and its evening return to Perth as QF112.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP Operates Auckland – Sydney Rotation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP operated the QF144/QF145 Auckland – Sydney rotation today in place of the usual Boeing 737-800 in a seasonal upgauge. The rotation was operated in the aircraft’s usual downtime at Auckland in between its morning arrival from Perth as QF111 and its evening return to Perth as QF112.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBE Operates New Zealand Freight Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBE operated the QF7523 Sydney – Auckland freight tonight in place of the usual dedicated Boeing 767-300ER freighter. However the return QF7524 Auckland – Christchurch – Sydney did not operate and the aircraft instead positioned Auckland – Sydney as QF6052.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC Operates Auckland – Sydney Rotation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC operated the QF144/QF145 Auckland – Sydney rotation today in place of the usual Boeing 737-800 in a seasonal upgauge. The rotation was operated in the aircraft’s usual downtime at Auckland in between its morning arrival from Perth as QF111 and its evening return to Perth as QF112.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP Operates Auckland – Sydney Rotation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP operated the QF144/QF145 Auckland – Sydney rotation today in place of the usual Boeing 737-800 in a seasonal upgauge. The rotation was operated in the aircraft’s usual downtime at Auckland in between its morning arrival from Perth as QF111 and its evening return to Perth as QF112.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBS Returns from Sydney Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBS, which has been under maintenance at Sydney since 5th January following a technical issue at Perth on 4th January, positioned Sydney – Perth as QF6117 this morning then returned to service operating QF566 Perth – Sydney.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP Operates Auckland Rotation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP operated the QF144/QF145 Auckland – Sydney rotation today in place of the usual Boeing 737-800 in a seasonal upgauge. The rotation was operated in the aircraft’s usual downtime at Auckland in between its morning arrival from Perth as QF111 and its evening return to Perth as QF112.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBE Operates Auckland – Sydney Rotation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBE operated the QF144/QF145 Auckland – Sydney rotation today in place of the usual Boeing 737-800 in a seasonal upgauge. The rotation was operated in the aircraft’s usual downtime at Auckland in between its morning arrival from Perth as QF111 and its evening return to Perth as QF112.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL operated a Sydney – Melbourne freight flight late tonight as QF7397, continuing Melbourne – Brisbane as QF7398 and Brisbane – Sydney as QF7399 after midnight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL operated a Sydney – Melbourne freight flight late tonight as QF7397, continuing Melbourne – Brisbane as QF7398 and Brisbane – Sydney as QF7399 after midnight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBJ operated a Sydney – Melbourne freight flight late tonight as QF7397, continuing Melbourne – Brisbane as QF7398 and Brisbane – Sydney as QF7399 after midnight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ operated a Sydney – Melbourne freight flight late tonight as QF7397, continuing Melbourne – Brisbane as QF7398 and Brisbane – Sydney as QF7399 after midnight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD operated a Sydney – Melbourne freight flight late tonight as QF7397, continuing Melbourne – Brisbane as QF7398 and Brisbane – Sydney as QF7399 after midnight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD operated a Sydney – Melbourne freight flight late tonight as QF7397, continuing Melbourne – Brisbane as QF7398 and Brisbane – Sydney as QF7399 after midnight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 27th October, undertook a two and a half hour Brisbane – Brisbane test flight late this morning as QF6116.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6111 this evening after arriving as QF772 from Perth. The aircraft then operated QF497 Sydney – Melbourne.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6113 this evening after arriving as QF449 from Sydney. The aircraft then operated QF3 Sydney – Honolulu.

QANTAS Announce Return to Sydney – Beijing Route.

QANTAS today announced that it will return to the Sydney – Beijing route for the first time since 2009 with a daily A330-200 service to commence on 17th January 2017. Schedules are as follows:

QF107 Sydney 1350 – Beijing 2220
*QF108 Beijing 0015 – Sydney 1455

*QF108 Departs 5 minutes later Thurdays and Sundays.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6156 this evening after arriving as QF449 from Sydney. The aircraft then operated QF3 Sydney – Honolulu.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBK Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBK positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6111 late this morning in order to operate its first service of the day as QF437 Sydney – Melbourne.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBV Positions for Further Military Charter.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBV positioned Rockhampton – Singapore as QF6005 in the early hours of this morning in order to operate a Singapore – Rockhampton military charter as QF6034. The aircraft positioned Rockhampton – Melbourne during the evening as QF6004.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO operated a Melbourne – Perth freight flight in the early hours of this morning as QF7392 and a Perth – Melbourne freight flight this evening as QF7391.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 5th August, returned to service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 42J/268Y to 28J/243Y with flat beds in Business Class.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ positioned Sydney – Melbourne as QF6156 this morning after arriving as QF568 from Perth. The aircraft then operated QF35 Melbourne – Singapore.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 15th July 2016, returned to service this morning operating QF501 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 42J/268Y to 28J/243Y.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL, which had been out of service at Brisbane since early yesterday morning, positioned Brisbane – Sydney this afternoon as QF6156.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 15th July 2016, undertook a three hour Brisbane – Brisbane test flight late this morning as QF6116.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since July 11th, returned to service this afternoon operating QF513 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 42J/268Y to 28J/243Y with Flat Beds in Business Class and Panasonic IFE.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL Returns from Bangkok.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 25th July, QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL departed Bangkok in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed QF24 Bangkok – Sydney as QF24D.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG positioned Melbourne – Sydney this evening as QF6156 after arriving as QF449 from Sydney. The aircraft then operated QF3 Sydney – Honolulu.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR, which spent yesterday out of service at Brisbane, positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6019 this morning in order to operate QF41 Sydney – Jakarta.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since June 21st, retuened to service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 42J/268Y to 28J/243Y with flat beds in Business Class.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since June 7th, returned to service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 36J/265Y to 28J/243Y with Flat Beds in Business Class.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB QF767 Adelaide Diversion.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB operating QF767 Brisbane – Perth was around three quarters of the way across the Great Australian Bight when it turned back and diverted via Adelaide. The diversion appears to have been due to weather at Perth and a lack of suitable nearer diversion points.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 24th May, having previously been out of service at Perth since 20th May, returned to service this evening operating QF545 Brisbane – Sydney.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ Positions for Further Military Charter

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ positioned Darwin – Adelaide in the early hours of this morning as QF6104 in order to operate a further Adelaide – Darwin military charter as QF1362. The aircraft then positioned Darwin – Melbourne as QF6101.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ Positions for Military Charters.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ positioned Melbourne – Adelaide early this morning as QF6101 in order to operate an Adelaide – Darwin military charter as QF1360. The aircraft then positioned Darwin – Adelaide as QF6102 in order to operate a further Adelaide – Darwin military charter as QF1364.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBK Positions for Military Charter.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBK positioned Brisbane – Adelaide early this morning as QF6103 in order to operate an Adelaide – Darwin military charter as QF1362. The aircraft then positioned Darwin – Brisbane as QF6104.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 20th February, undertook a three hour Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6100.

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 A330-200 VH-EBD Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 26th January 2016, returned to service this morning operating QF651 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 38J/265Y to 28J/243Y with Flat Beds in Business Class and Panasonic IFE in Business Class and Wifi to Ipad in Economy Class.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since November 25th, returned to service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/243Y with Panasonic IFE in Business Class and Wifi to Ipad in Economy.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBD operated a Melbourne – Brisbane freight flight in the early hours of this morning as QF7339, followed by a Brisbane – Sydney freight flight as QF7343.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR operated a – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Sydney freight triangle late tonight and through the early hours of the morning  QF7321/QF7339/QF7343.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA QF420 Melbourne Return.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA operating QF420 Melbourne – Sydney returned to Melbourne this morning due to weather at Sydney. The aircraft was able to complete the flight later.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA operated a – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Sydney freight triangle late tonight and through the early hours of the morning  QF7321/QF7339/QF7343.

14/12/15 QANTAS Flight Cancellations.

The following QANTAS flights did not operate today:

QF421 Sydney – Melbourne
QF452 Melbourne – Sydney
QF544 Sydney – Brisbane
QF547 Brisbane – Sydney
QF1422 Canberra – Sydney
QF1471 Sydney – Canberra (more…)

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA Operates Freight Flights.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA operated a – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Sydney freight triangle late tonight and through the early hours of the morning  QF7321/QF7339/QF7343.

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-EBB Positioning Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB positioned Melbourne – Brisbane as QF6116 this morning following overnight maintenance then returned to service operating QF769 Melbourne – Perth.

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-EBS Perth Technical Issue.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBS operated QF575 Sydney – Perth this morning, however the return QF580 returned to the gate at Perth and was subsequently cancelled due to a technical issue.

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-EBK Returns from Singapore Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBK, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since August 22nd, positioned Singapore – Brisbane as QF6010 this afternoon. The aircraft has been repainted from Jetstar into QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBC operated QF508 Sydney – Brisbane this morning, however the return QF521 was cancelled due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Brisbane – Sydney as QF6112 during the afternoon.

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 A330-200 VH-EBR QF652 Adelaide Medical Diversion.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR operating QF652 Perth – Adelaide (depart Perth 22nd August) diverted via Adelaide in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board. Dispensation was granted to break the Adelaide night curfew.

 

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBV Operates Jakarta Rotation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBV operated the QF41/QF42 Sydney – Jakarta rotation today. This was the first International service to be operated by this aircraft and the first International service to be operated by an A330-200 in 28J/243Y configuration.

QANTAS Cut Back on Australia Trans-Cons

In changes to the QANTAS schedules for the Summer 2015/16 season there are service reductions on the Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane – Perth routes with one daily Melbourne – Perth rotation being cut and some services on the Sydney/Brisbane – Perth routes being downgauged from A330-200 to Boeing 737-800 service. This will lead to more A330-200 flying on the Sydney – Brisbane and Sydney – Melbourne routes.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI Operates Delayed Shanghai Service.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI operated today’s scheduled QF129 Sydney – Shangai Pudong this morning as QF129D. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s Typhoon Chan-hom delayed scheduled QF130 Shanghai Pudong – Sydney as QF130D.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 8th June, returned to service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/243Y with Panasonic IFE and Flat Beds in Business Class and Wifi and Ipad entertainment in Economy.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBS, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since April 26th, returned to service this evening operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/243Y with Flat Beds in Business Class.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO, which positioned to the Brisbane maintenance facility yesterday, positioned Brisbane – Sydney early this morning as QF6112 after overnight attention and returned to service as QF411 Sydney – Melbourne.

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-EBA QF581 Sydney Technical Return.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBA operating QF581 Sydney – Perth stopped the climb at 7,000 ft this morning due to a technical issue, circled over Richmond to work checlists and then returned to Sydney for a safe landing.

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.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBV, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since November 16th, positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6111 this afternoon and returned to service as QF571 Sydney – Perth. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/243Y with flat beds in Business Class and is the first A330 with this new product.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI Positions for RAAF Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6030 this evening. The aircraft then operated Brisbane – Darwin using Royal Australian Air Force callsign ASY31 and after midnight positioned Darwin – Sydney as QF6100.

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 A330-200 VH-EBG Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 26th October, returned to service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. This aircraft had been expected to be the first with the new A330 Business Class but systems show this flight operating in the existing 36J/199Y configuration.

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

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 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 A330-200 VH-EBL QF776 Perth Technical Return.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL operating QF776 Perth – Melbourne stopped the climb at 10,000 ft due to a technical issue and returned to Perth for a safe landing. The flight was subsequently cancelled.

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 A330-200 VH-EBS Perth Technical Issue.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBS operated QF485 Melbourne – Perth this morning, however its next scheduled flight as QF802 Melbourne – Perth was cancelled due to a technical issue with the 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 A330-200 VH-EBB Returns from Singapore Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since June 26th, positioned Singapore – Brisbane this evening as QF6006. The aircraft has been repainted from Jetstar into QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

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.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM Melbourne Lightning Strike.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM operating QF411 Sydney – Melbourne encountered a lightning strike on approach to Melbourne this morning causing the cancellation of QF475 Melbourne – Perth and QF582 Perth – Sydney. The aircraft positioned Melbourne – Sydney early this evening as QF6114.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since March 7th, positioned Singapore – Brisbane this morning as QF6006. The aircraft has been repainted from Jetstar into QANTAS New ‘Roo livery.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBQ Enters Service.

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBQ entered QANTAS service this morning operating QF589 Brisbane – Perth. However the aircraft was greeted by fire trucks at Perth due to smoke eminating from the cockpit area and did not operate any other services today.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBR Positions to Singapore Maintenance.

Former Jetstar A330-200 VH-EBR, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 18th February, positioned Brisbane – Singapore as QF6005 this morning. The aircraft will be repainted into QANTAS livery at Singapore.

QANTAS Confirms Brisbane for A330 Refurbishments.

QANTAS today confirmed that cabin refurbishment work on the A330-200 and A330-300 fleets will be carried out at Brisbane with work scheduled to commence in late 2014 and be completed by late 2016.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP QF582 Newcastle and Brisbane Diversions.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBP operating QF582 Perth – Sydney diverted to Newcastle this evening due to weather at Sydney. As there was no accommodation at Newcastle the aircraft continued Newcastle –Brisbane where passengers were accommodated overnight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI Returns to Brisbane Maintenance.

Following its  removal from traffic at Perth on 30th October after its first passenger flight back from Brisbane maintenance, A330-200 VH-EBI positioned Perth – Brisbane as QF6116 this morning for further attention.

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

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 23rd September, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6112 then positioned Brisbane –Sydney this afternoon as QF6122.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBI, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 23rd September, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6111.

QANTAS A330-200s VH-EBO, VH-EBS Loss of Separation Close to Adelaide.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO operating QF581 Sydney – Perth encountered a loss of separation with sister VH-EBS operating QF576 Perth – Sydney this afternoon. VH-EBO, cruising at 38,000 ft, was cleared to climb to 40,000 ft. This caused vertical separation with VH-EBS, which was cruising at 39,000 ft, to reduce to 700 ft. After a  TCAS alert VH-EBO descended and VH-EBS ascended to re-establish separation.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBH Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBH, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 15th August, undertook a three hour Brisbane – Brisbane test flight late this morning as QF6100

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 A330-200 VH-EBG Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 19th June, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight today as QF6100 then re-entered service as QF767 Brisbane – Perth.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO QF583 Melbourne Diversion.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO operating QF583 Sydney – Perth diverted to Melbourne tonight due to weather at Perth. The flight was subsequently cancelled and passengers will be accommodated on other flights tomorrow.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM QF653 Kalgoorlie Diversion.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBM operating QF653 Melbourne – Perth diverted to Kalgoorlie late tonight due to weather at Perth. The aircraft continued Kalgoorlie – Perth after midnight as QF7191.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL QF568 Melbourne Diversion.

QANTAS  A330-200 VH-EBL operating QF568 Perth – Sydney diverted to Melbourne this morning due to fog at Sydney. The flight terminated at Melbourne and passengers were rebooked onto other services.

QANTAS A330-200s VH-EBO and VH-EBP Reconfigured.

QANTAS Domestic configuration A330-200s VH-EBO and VH-EBP, delivered with 2-3-2 seating in Business Class are being modified this weekend to have a semi-permanent “workspace” across the middle seat of the block of three. Thus the aircraft reduce to a saleable 36J/268Y configuration.

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 A330-200 VH-EBH Perth Technical Issue.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBH operated QF769 Melbourne – Perth this afternoon then encountered a technical issue that resulted in the cancellation of QF566 Perth – Sydney.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG Perth Technical Issue.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG operated QF575 Sydney – Perth today, however it was unable to operate its next scheduled flight as QF71 Singapore – Perth due to a technical issue.

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 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 A330-200 VH-EBM Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Airbus A330-200 VH-EBM, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 7th September, positioned Brisbane – Melbourne as QF6123 late this morning then re-entered service as QF777 Melbourne – Perth.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBN Perth Birdstrike.

QANTAS  Airbus A330-200 VH-EBN operating QF776 Perth –Melbourne encountered a birdstrike on or just after take off and returned to the airport just over ten minutes after departure.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Returns from Toulouse.

QANTAS [rss-cut ] A330-200 VH-EBO, which has been under maintenance at Airbus in Toulouse since 31st May, positioned Toulouse – Singapore – Sydney as QF6026 today.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBO Returns to Toulouse.

QANTAS Airbus A330-200 VH-EBO which has been out of service for much of the month positioned Sydney – Singapore – Toulouse today as QF6025 for repairs. We understand that the problem is to do with the nose wheel.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL QF20 Cairns Diversion.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBL operating QF20 Manila – Sydney (depart Manila 22nd March) diverted to Cairns today after an electrical smell was detected from the cockpit window demisting system.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG QF41 Sydney Technical Return.

QANTAS  A330-200 VH-EBG operating QF41 Sydney –Jakarta returned to Sydney this morning after the crew received a cabin pressurisation warning. Engineers checked the aircraft at Sydney and determined that the indication was false and the aircraft then proceeded with the flight.

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 A330-200 VH-EBG Operates International Perth Routes.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBG arrived into Perth as  QF68 from Hong Kong this morning then operated QF77 Perth – Singapore. This is the first working of an A330-200 on these routes that are normally worked by A330-300 aircraft.

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 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 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 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 A330-200 VH-EBB Withdrawn, Positions to Manila Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBB was withdrawn from service at Sydney this evening after arriving as QF566 Perth – Sydney. The aircraft immediately positioned Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Cairns – Darwin – Manila as JQ7992 for maintenance and preparation for service with Jetstar.

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 A330-200 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.

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