QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZI QF57 Brisbane Technical Return.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZI operating QF57 Brisbane – Port Moresby was at 36,000ft to the south east of Gladstone this morning when it turned back to Brisbane for a safe landing due to a technical issue. The flight has been delayed overnight. The aircraft returned to service late in the afternoon operating QF597 Brisbane – Perth.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQX Townsville Technical Issue.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2K9 VH-YQX operated QF1788 Brisbane – Townsville this morning, however the return QF1789 was cancelled due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Townsville – Canberra late in the afternoon as QF6201. The aircraft then entered the Brisbane maintenance facility.

QANTAS Confirm B787-9s for Brisbane – Los Angeles and New York Tag.

QANTAS today confirmed that the QF15/QF16 Brisbane – Los Angeles rotation and its associated QF11/QF12 Los Angeles – New York JFK tag will switch from Boeing 747-400/400ER to Boeing 787-9 operation from 1st September 2018. To make up for the shortfall in capacity a second 3 x weekly Brisbane – Los Angeles rotation will operate from 1st September – 30th November 2018 operated by Boeing 747-400/400ERs to the following schedule:

QF55 Brisbane 1750 – Los Angeles 1330 Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays
QF56 Los Angeles 2215 – Brisbane 0500+2 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.

This will become a 4 x weekly Boeing 787-9 service from 1st December 2018 operating to the following schedule:

QF55 Brisbane 1715 – Los Angeles 1155 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
QF56 Los Angeles 2105 – Brisbane 0500+2 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays.

This implies that a new 3 x weekly destination will be announced from Brisbane shortly.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEJ Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ arrived into Brisbane this morning as QF16 from Los Angeles (depart Los Angeles 18th October), however its scheduled departure as QF15 to Los Angeles has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

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 B737-800 VH-XZM Returns from Sydney Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZM, which has been under maintenance at Sydney since 5th August, returned to service this morning operating QF401 Sydney – Melbourne. However the aircraft then appears to have encountered a technical issue as it did not operate in service throughout the rest of the day. The aircraft has been fitted with Wifi.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJS Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS arrived into Brisbane this morning as QF16 from Los Angeles (depart Los Angeles 21st July), however its scheduled return to Los Angeles as QF15 was cancelled due to a technical issue.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYG Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYG, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 11th June, returned to service this morning operating QF661 Brisbane – Adelaide. We have not yet sighted the aircraft to be able to confirm whether it is now wi-fi enabled.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEF Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF arrived into Brisbane this morning as QF16 from Los Angeles (depart Los Angeles 10th July), however it was unable to operate today’s QF15 Brisbane – Los Angeles due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Brisbane – Sydney during the evening as QF6017.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 10th June) operated to Brisbane this morning. All passengers were disembarked at Brisbane and the aircraft then positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6001.

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.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQH Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQH, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 25th February, returned to service this morning operating QF135 Brisbane – Christchurch. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y and is the final aircraft in the QANTAS and JetConnect fleets to be reconfigured.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXK Double Brisbane Technical Diversions.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXK operating QF1780 Brisbane – Mount Isa was around 45 minutes into the flight at 34,000 ft this morning when it turned back to Brisbane for a safe landing due to a technical issue. The flight and the return QF1782 were subsequently cancelled. The aircraft then operated QF1782 Brisbane – Mount Isa this evening, however at almost exactly the same position it again turned back to Brisbane for technical reasons.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ QF130 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ operating QF130 Shanghai Pudong – Sydney (depart Shanghai 24th February) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to long hold times at Sydney caused by single runway operations following a surface failure on runway 16R.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXR QF1579 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-NXR operated QF1579 Maroochydore – Sydney as a Maroochydore – Brisbane sector this morning with passengers going forward on alternative services from Brisbane. This was shown as being due to maintenance requirements, however the aircraft then operate QF1798 Brisbane – Alice Springs.

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

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYF operated a Canberra – Brisbane sector early this morning as QF1312 followed by two further Brisbane – Canberra rotations; this morning as QF1305/QF1306 and this afternoon as QF1309/QF1310 plus a further Brisbane – Canberra sector this evening as QF1313. All operated in place of the regular QANTASLink services.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZL Operates Canberra Extras.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZL operated an additional Brisbane – Canberra sector as QF1303 early this morning followed by an additional Canberra – Brisbane rotation as QF1301/QF1300. The aircraft then operated an additional Canberra – Brisbane sector as QF1306.

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

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYK operated two extra Brisbane – Canberra rotations today; this morning as QF1305/QF1306 and this afternoon as QF1309/QF1310 plus a further Brisbane – Canberra sector this evening as QF1313. All operated in place of the usual QANTASLink services.

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

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZW operated an additional Canberra – Brisbane sector as QF1304 this morning, followed by additional Brisbane – Canberra rotations this morning as QF1307/QF1308 and this afternoon as QF1311/QF1314. All operated in place of the regular QANTASLink services.

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

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYJ operated a Canberra – Brisbane sector early this morning as QF1312 followed by two further Brisbane – Canberra rotations; this morning as QF1305/QF1306 and this afternoon as QF1309/QF1310 plus a further Brisbane – Canberra sector this evening as QF1313. All operated in place of the regular QANTASLink services.

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

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYF operated several additional Brisbane – Canberra sectors today: a rotation this morning as QF1305/QF1306, a further rotation this afternoon as QF1309/QF1310 and a further Brisbane – Canberra sector this evening as QF1313. These operated in place of QANTASLink services.

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 B737-800 VH-XZC Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 8th November, returned to service this morning operating QF782 Brisbane – Cairns. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y. This completes the reconfiguration of all mainline QANTAS B737-800s.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXJ QF1790 Brisbane Technical Return.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-NXJ operating QF1790 Brisbane – Townsville was close to Bundaberg this morning when it turned back to Brisbane for a safe landing due to a technical issue. The aircraft returned to service during the afternoon operating QF1792 Brisbane – Townsville.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQA Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQA, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 6th November, returned to service this evening operating QF125 Brisbane – Auckland. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZH Positions for Brisbane – Canberra Extra.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZH positioned Adelaide – Brisbane as QF6105 this morning in order to operate an additional Brisbane – Canberra rotation this afternoon and evening as QF1251/QF1254. These operate in place of the QANTASLink QF1551/QF1554 rotation.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH Returns to Service.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH, which has been receiving minor attention at Brisbane since arriving on 13th November following repaint at Victorville, returned to service this morning operating QF97 Brisbane – Hong Kong.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-YQU Brisbane Storm Damage.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU arrived into Brisbane as QF1799 from Alice Springs this afternoon and subsequently suffered damage when it was struck by a set of unsecured air stairs in storm force winds.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZB Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZB, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 16th October, returned to service this morning operating QF509 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y. It is also the trial aircraft for onboard satellite wifi and has a dome atop the fuselage although wifi it not yet available to passengers.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQB Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQB, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 23rd October, returned to service this evening operating QF125 Brisbane – Auckland. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQC Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 9th October, returned to service this evening operating QF125 Brisbane – Auckland. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZS Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 13th October, returned to service this morning operating QF782 Brisbane – Cairns. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYH Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYH, which has been under maintenance at Brisbance since 6th October, returned to service early this morning operating QF601 Brisbane – Melbourne. The aircraft did not operate any othe further services today.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQF Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQF, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 12th September, returned to service this morning operating QF123 Brisbane – Auckland. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

Following its medical diversion via Honolulu yesterday, QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 5th October) additional diverted via Brisbane this morning as crew did not have sufficient hours to reach Sydney. The full routing was Dallas-Fort Worth – Honolulu – Brisbane – Sydney.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJM QF74 Brisbane Crew Diversion.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM operating QF74 San Francisco – Sydney (depart San Francisco 28th September), which had already diverted via Honolulu yesterday due to a medical emergency, diverted via Brisbane this morning as the original crew did not have sufficient hours to reach Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYC Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 10th August, returned to service this afternoon operating QF623 Brisbane – Melbourne. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with Wifi to passenger’s device IFE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYC Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 10th August, undertook a 90 minute Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6101.

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQE Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQE, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 15th August, returned to service this morning operating QF123 Brisbane – Auckland. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

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

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

JetConnect B737-800 ZK-ZQD Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

JetConnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQD, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 17th July, returned to service this evening operating QF125 Brisbane – Auckland. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

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 B747-400ER VH-OEG Continues from Brisbane.

Following its technical diversion last night, QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG departed Brisbane this afternoon continuing yesterday’s diverted QF25 Sydney – Tokyo Haneda, routing Brisbane – Tokyo Haneda as QF25D.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZA Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZA, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 12th July, returned to service this morning operating QF609 Brisbane – Melbourne. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

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 B737-800 VH-VXN Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXN, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 26th June, returned to service this morning operating QF507 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with Wifi to passengers device entertainment.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF Operates Domestic Services.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF operated the following Domestic services today:

QF568 Perth – Sydney
QF508 Sydney – Brisbane
QF517 Brisbane – Sydney.

The aircraft then returned to International duties operating QF5 Sydney – Singapore.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZM Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZM, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since June 19th, returned to service this evening operating QF786 Brisbane – Cairns. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

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 B737-800 VH-VXF Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXF, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since May 19th, returned to service this morning operating QF824 Brisbane – Darwin. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with wifi to passengers’ device entertainment.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXF Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXF, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since May 19th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6115.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXK Positioning Flights.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXK positioned Brisbane – Gladstone as QF6200 this morning in order to operate QF1957 Gladstone – Brisbane. The aircraft then operated QF1958 Brisbane – Gladstone before positioning back t0 Brisbane as QF6201.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-XZL Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZL, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 25th May, returned to service this evening operating QF665 Brisbane – Adelaide. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPJ, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 2nd May, returned to service this afternoon operating QF97 Brisbane – Hong Kong. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 30J/267Y to 28J/269Y with flat beds in Business Class and Panasonic IFE. This completes the A330-300 reconfiguration programme.

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 B737-800 VH-XZE Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-XZE, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 9th May, returned to service this morning operating QF824 Brisbane – Darwin. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZZ Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZZ, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 4th May, returned to service this morning operating QF611 Brisbane – Melbourne. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXG Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXG, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 25th April, returned to service this morning operating QF611 Brisbane – Melbourne. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with Wifi to passengers’ device IFE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZC Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since April 13th, returned to service this morning operating QF970 Brisbane – Townsville. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with Wifi to passengers device IFE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZC Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since April 13th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6114.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXK Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXK, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 5th April, returned to service this morning operating QF661 Brisbane – Adelaide. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with Wifi to passengers’ device IFE.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPG Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPG, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since February 13th, positioned Brisbane – Sydney as QF6001 early this morning then returned to service operating QF127 Sydney – Hong Kong. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 30J/267Y to 28J/269Y with Panasonic IFE and flat beds in Business Class.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPG Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPG, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since February 13th, undertook a three hour Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6114.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXH Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXH, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 23rd March, returned to service this morning operating QF970 Brisbane – Townsville. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with Wifi to passengers’ device IFE.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA QF61 Brisbane Technical Return.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA operating QF61 Brisbane – Tokyo Narita stopped the climb at 20,000 ft this morning due to a technical issue and returned immediately to Brisbane for a safe landing. The flight has been delayed overnight.

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.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZY Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZY, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 1st March, returned to service this morning operating QF503 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYA Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYA, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since February 3rd, returned to service this morning operating QF783 Brisbane – Cairns. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with Wifi to passengers’ device IFE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYL Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYL, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 12th February, returned to service this afternoon as QF663 Brisbane – Adelaide. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with Wifi to Passengers’ Device IFE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZX Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZX, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since February 8th, returned to service this morning operating QF782 Brisbane – Cairns. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y.

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 B737-800 VH-VXP Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXP, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 31st January, returned to service this morning operating QF513 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with Wifi to passengers’ device IFE.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPH, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since January 10th, returned to service this morning operating QF503 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 30J/267Y to 28J/269Y with flat beds in Business Class and Panasonic IFE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZW Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZW, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since January 18th, undertook a brief Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6111.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXE Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXE, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since January 3rd, returned to service this morning operating QF667 Brisbane – Adelaide. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with wifi to passengers device IFE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXE Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXE, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since January 3rd, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6113.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYD Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYD, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since January 3rd, returned to service this afternoon operating QF625 Brisbane – Melbourne. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with Wifi to passengers’ device entertainment.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF12 Brisbane Diversion and Technical Issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF operating QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 15th January) diverted to Brisbane for fuel this morning having met stronger than expected headwinds over the Pacific. The aircraft then encountered a technical issue meaning crew timed out before they could depart for Sydney. Passengers were transferred to an additional A330-200 Brisbane – Syney sector. A new crew flew VH-OQF Brisbane – Sydney empty during the afternoon.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXD Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXD, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since November 20th, returned to service this morning operating QF525 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 12J/162Y with wifi to passengers’ device IFE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXD Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXD, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since November 20th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight late this morning as QF6113.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZV Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZV, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since December 6th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6123.

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 A330-300 VH-QPF Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since October 6th, returned to service this morning operating QF97 Brisbane – Hong Kong. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 30J/267Y to 28J/269Y configuration with Panasonic IFE.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since October 6th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6100.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYB Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYB, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 19th November, returned to service this afternoon operating QF784 Brisbane – Cairns. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 12J/162Y with wifi to passengers’ device IFE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXC Brisbane Test Flight and Return to Service.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 30th October, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6114. The aircraft then returned to service operating QF798 Brisbane – Cairns. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 12J/162Y with wifi to passengers’ device IFE.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZU Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZU, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 29th October, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6115.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZT Brisbane Test Flight And Return to Service.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZT, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since October 13th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6115. The aircraft later returned to service operating QF665 Brisbane – Adelaide.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZE Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZE, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 23rd September, returned to service this morning operating QF511 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12J/156Y to 12J/162Y with wifi streaming to passengers’ personal devices.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZE Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZE, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since September 23rd, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6114.

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 B737-800 VH-VXU Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXU, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since August 21st, operated a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6113.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE Returns from Brisbane Maintenance, Goes Tech.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since August 4th, returned to service this morning operating QF97 Brisbane – Hong Kong. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/269Y with Thomson Aero flat bed seats in Business Class and is the sixth A330-300 to be reconfigured. On arrival at Hong Kong the aircraft encountered a technical issue causing QF30 Hong Kong – Melbourne to be delayed overnight.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 4th August, undertook a further Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this morning as QF6126.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 4th August, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6115.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXQ Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXQ, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 7th September, returned to service this afternoon operating QF541 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 12J/162Y.

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 B737-800 VH-VXB Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 25th August, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6113.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 5th September) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to weather at Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXR Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 14th August, returned to service this morning operating QF611 Brisbane – Melbourne. The aircraft is the first Boeing 737-838 to be reconfigured to 12J/162Y configuration.

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 B737-800 VH-VXR Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 14th August, undertook a two and a half hour Brisbane – Brisbane test flight late this morning as QF6111.

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.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZR Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZR, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 3rd August, operated a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6112.

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 B737-800 VH-VZS Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 30th July, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6151.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPI Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPI, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since July 7th, returned to service this morning operating QF61 Brisbane – Tokyo Narita. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/269Y with Flat Beds in Business Class and Panasonic IFE.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF Returns to Service.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPF, which had been under maintenance a Singapore since 13th July and arrived back into Brisbane yesterday, returned to service this morning operating QF97 Brisbane – Hong Kong.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXT Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXT, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since June 18th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6114.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXL Operates Two Class Services.

QANTASLink Single Class Boeing 717-231 VH-NXL operated the QF1562/QF1545 Canberra – Brisbane rotation today in place of the usual Two Class aircraft. The aircraft then positioned Canberra – Brisbane as QF6200.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZP Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZP, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since June 15th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6111.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 9th July) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to weather at Sydney.

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 A330-300 VH-QPD Brisbane Test Flight and Return to Service.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 23rd April, operated a further Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this morning as QF6114 then returned to service as QF51 Brisbane – Singapore. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/269Y with Flat Beds in Business Class.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPD, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 23rd April, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight late this morning as QF6100.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-VXM Brisbane Stick Shaker Alert.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXM operating QF1704 Brisbane – Gladstone was on the climb out of Brisbane this morning at around 2,900 ft when the stick shaker stall warning activated. Crew initiated a shallow descent and realised the the flaps had inadvertently been retracted, re-extended the flaps and continued to Gladstone for a safe landing. The ATSB have been informed.

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 B737-800 VH-VXS Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXS, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since March 19th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6181.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJS Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS arrived into Brisbane as QF16 from Los Angeles (depart Los Angeles 29th April), however its scheduled return to Los Angeles as QF15 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Brisbane – Sydney during the evening as QF6005.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPB Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPB, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since February 17th, returned to service this morning operating QF51 Brisbane – Singapore. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/269Y with flat beds in Business Class, new IFE and new seats in Economy.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPB Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPB, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since February 17th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6100.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 2oth April) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to weather at Sydney.

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 A380 VH-OQD QF8 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 4th April) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to weather at Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXR Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXR, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since February 4th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6111.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPC Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since January 17th, returned to service this morning operating QF503 Brisbane – Sydney. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/269Y with flat beds in Business Class.

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 B737-800 VH-VXQ Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXQ, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since January 3rd, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6112.

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 B737-800 VH-VZD QF864 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZD operating QF864 Sydney – Coolangatta diverted via Brisbane this evening due to weather at Coolangatta. The return QF865 was subsequently cancelled.

QANTAS Confirm Daily Brisbane – Tokyo Narita Service.

QANTAS today confirmed that its previously announced 4 x weekly Brisbane – Tokyo Narita service, scheduled to commence on 1st August 2015 will now operate as a daily service. Schedules are as follows:

QF61 Brisbane 1115 – Tokyo Narita 1925
QF62 Tokyo Nartia 2055 – Brisbane 0715+1.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXL Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-231 VH-NXL operated a further Brisbane – Brisbane test flight as QF6200 this morning then returned to service this afternoon as QF1768 Brisbane – Mackay.

QANTAS B737-400 VH-VXA Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXA, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 6th January, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6113.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since November 3rd 2014, returned to service this morning operating QF605 Brisbane – Melbourne. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 28J/269Y with Thomson Aero flat bed seats in Business Class and is the first A330-300 to be reconfigured.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPA, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since November 3rd 2014, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6115.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXJ QF1704 Brisbane Technical Return.

QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-NXJ operating QF1704 Brisbane – Gladstone returned to Brisbane returned to Brisbane shortly after take off this morning due to a technical issue. The flight and the return QF1705 were subsequently cancelled. The aircraft later undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight as QF6201.

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 B737-800 VH-VZA Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZA, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since November 22nd, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6113.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VZO Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZO, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 5th December, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6113.

QANTAS Confirm Tokyo Haneda Switch and New Tokyo Narita Services.

QANTAS today confirmed that its Sydney – Tokyo Narita service will switch to Tokyo Haneda from 1st August 2015. The service will remain daily and will operate with Boeing 747-400s to the following schedule:

QF25 Sydney 2040 – Tokyo Haneda 0530+1
QF26 Tokyo Haneda 2200 – Sydney 0830+1.

From the same date a new 4 x weekly Brisbane – Tokyo Narita A330-300 service will commence operating to the following schedule:

QF61 Brisbane 1115 – Tokyo Narita 1920
QF62 2055 Tokyo Narita – Brisbane 0655+1.

A 3 x weekly service from another Australian port to Tokyo Narita will be confirmed soon.

 

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXP Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXP, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since October 2nd, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight late this morning as QF6116.

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.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXL Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS B737-838 VH-VXL, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 22nd October, returned to service this morning as QF605 Brisbane – Melbourne. However the aircraft was removed from service for further attention at Sydney in the evening after arriving as QF846 from Coolangatta.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXD Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXD, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 15th October, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6115.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXG Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXG, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 5th September, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6114.

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 A330-300 VH-QPI Returns from Hong Kong.

Following its technical return to Hong Kong last night, QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPI departed Hong Kong early this evening operating yesterday’s delayed QF98 Hong Kong – Brisbane as QF98D.

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 B737-800 VH-VYG Returns from Brisbane Maintenance, Goes Tech.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYG, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 29th July, returned to service this morning operating QF1068 Brisbane – Mount Isa. However the return QF1069 returned to the gate at Mount Isa due to a technical issue and was subsequently cancelled.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYG Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYG, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 29th July, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6115.

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 B737-800 VH-VYH Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYH, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 25th August, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6111.

QANTASLink B717-200 VH-NXL Operates Brisbane – Canberra Services.

Single Class QANTASLink Boeing 717-2BL VH-NXL operated the QF1549/QF1550 Brisbane – Canberra rotation and QF1553 Brisbane – Canberra this evening. These services are scheduled for a Two Class aircraft. The aircraft then positioned Canberra – Brisbane as QF6201.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJS QF108 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS operating the Los Angeles – Sydney sector of QF108 New York JFK – Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 7th August) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to fog at Sydney.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYF Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYF, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 26th June, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6112.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF12 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 6th July) diverted via Brisbane for fuel this morning due to turbulence causing higher than expected fuel burn en route.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYB Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYB, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 29th May, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6115.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYE Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYE, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 22nd May, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6113.

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 B737-800 VH-VXB Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXB, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 29th May, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6115.

QANTAS Announce Karratha – East Coast Withdrawal.

QANTAS today announced that it is to withdrawn its direct Boeing 737-800 links between East Coast cities and Karratha from the end of June 2014. Final flight dates are as follows:

23rd June 2014 – QF991/QF992 Melbourne – Karratha

24th June 2014 – QF993/QF994 Brisbane – Karratha

26th June 2014 – QF995/QF996 Sydney – Karratha.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYC Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYC, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 30th April, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6114.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYA Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYA, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since April 18th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6114.

QANTAS Announces A380 for Dallas-Fort Worth Route.

QANTAS today announced that A380s will replace Boeing 747-400ERs on the Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth route from 29th September 2014. The use of the A380 will also mean First Class will be offered on the route for the first time and that the return QF8 will operate Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney direct rather than via Brisbane as at present. Schedules have yet to be released, however services will be reduced from daily to 6 x weekly.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJL Brisbane Rescue Mission.

Following the A330-300 technical issue at Brisbane this morning, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJL positioned Sydney – Brisbane this afternoon as QF6001 in order to operate the delayed QF97/QF98 Brisbane – Hong Kong rotation.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS A330-300 VH-QPE arrived into Brisbane this morning as QF98 from Hong Kong (depart Hong Kong 4th May), however it was unable to operate today’s QF97 Brisbane – Hong Kong as scheduled due to a technical issue.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXA Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXA, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 14th March, returned to service today operating two additional Brisbane – Canberra rotations in place of QANTASLink B717-200 services; this morning as QF1245/QF1246 and this afternoon as QF1249/QF1250.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYD Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYD, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 11th March, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6112.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXF Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXF, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 23rd March, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight early this afternoon as QF6111.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Operates Short QF8.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Brisbane – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 11th March) terminated the flight at Brisbane this morning in a planned operation. The aircraft then operated QF51 Brisbane – Singapore. This enabled another aircraft to be fed into the QF15/QF16 QF51/QF52 Brisbane international operation following the cancellation of QF16 on 11th March.

QANTASLink Announces Brisbane – Port Macquarie Service.

QANTASLink today announced a daily Brisbane – Port Macquarie Dash 8-Q400 service to commence on 1st May 2014. Schedules are as follows:

QF2821 Brisbane 1050 – Port Macquarie 1155 Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
QF2820 Port Macquarie 1220 – Brisbane 1325 Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

QF2821 Brisbane 1010 – Port Macquarie 1115 Wednesdays
QF2820 Port Macquarie 1140 – Brisbane 1245 Wednesdays

QF2821 Brisbane 1335 – Port Macquarie 1440 Sundays
QF2820 Port Macquarie 1505 – Brisbane 1610 Sundays.

QANTASLink Announces Brisbane – Miles Service.

QANTASLink today announced a 9 x weekly Brisbane – Miles Dash 8-200/300 service to commence on 14th April. Schedules are as follows:

QF2506 Brisbane 0925 – Miles 1025 Mondays – Fridays
QF2507 Miles 1050 – Brisbane 1150 Mondays – Fridasys

QF2508 Brisbane 1300 – Miles 1400 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
QF2509 Miles 1425 – Brisbane 1525 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

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 B737-800 VH-VXU Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXU, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 3rd February, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6113.

QANTAS To Sell Brisbane Terminal Lease.

QANTAS and Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) have today reached a commercial agreement covering terminal and runway access at Brisbane Airport, which includes arrangements for the airline to dispose of its long-term lease on its terminal. QANTAS holds a 31 year lease, signed in 1987, on the northern end of the Domestic Terminal at Brisbane Airport which is due to expire on 30 December 2018. Under the new arrangements, Qantas would retain exclusive use and operational control over much of the northern end of the terminal until the end of 2018 while securing rights to key infrastructure beyond this period. In addition, BAC plans to make a significant investment in upgrading and improving facilities and services within the terminal, such as lounges and will assume control of the retail space of this part of the terminal.

Qantas will receive total cash proceeds of $112 million from BAC under the arrangements.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXO Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXO, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 21st December 2013, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6115.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXN Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXN, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since December 6th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6113.

QANTAS Increase Brisbane – Darwin Schedule.

QANTAS today announced a second daily Brisbane – Darwin rotation to commence once weekly on 19th February 2014 and moving to 4 x weekly by 15th March 2014. Schedules for the Boeing 737-800 service are as follows:

QF836 Brisbane 1135 – Darwin 1515 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
QF837 Darwin 1600 – Brisbane 2025 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXM Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXM, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since November 1st, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this morning as QF6116.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXL Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXL, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since October 16th, undertook a further Brisbane – Brisbane test flight as QF6113 this afternoon then returned to service as QF665 Brisbane – Adelaide.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF94 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF operating QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 6th December) diverted via Brisbane this morning. Departure from Los Angeles was delayed by several hours and crew would have run out of duty hours before reaching Melbourne.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXL Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXL, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since October 16th, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight as QF6126 late this morning.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYG Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYG, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 21st November, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight as QF6111 this afternoon.

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 B747-400ER VH-OEF Operates Short QF8.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Brisbane – Sydney (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 11th November) terminated at Brisbane this morning then operated QF15 Brisbane – Los Angeles.

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 B737-800 VH-VXK Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXK, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 6th September, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6114.

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 B747-400ER VH-OEJ QF108 Brisbane Diversion.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ operating QF108 Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 27th October) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to long weather related hold times as Sydney.

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 B747-400ER VH-OEE Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEE arrived into Brisbane this morning as QF8 from Dallas-Fort Worth (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 29th September), however the onward flight to Sydney was cancelled due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEG Operates Brisbane – Hong Kong Rotation.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEG operated the QF97/QF98 Brisbane – Hong Kong rotation today to offer extra capacity after yesterday’s cancellation. The aircraft had arrived into Brisbane as QF52 from Singapore this morning and would normally have positioned to Sydney.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEI Brisbane Rescue Mission.

Following the technical issue encountered by VH-OJS, Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6005 this afternoon in order to operate the delayed QF51 Brisbane – Singapore.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJS Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS arrived into Brisbane this morning as QF16 from Los Angeles (depart Los Angeles 18th September), however it was unable to operate QF51 Brisbane – Singapore as scheduled due to a technical issue.

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 B737-800 VH-VXT Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXT, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 16th July, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight as QF6111 early this afternoon then re-entered service as QF976 Brisbane – Townsville.

QANTAS Announce New JetConnect Tasman Schedule.

QANTAS today announced a revised schedule for JetConnect operated Tasman services commencing on 27th October 2013. The revised schedule is:

QF123 Brisbane 0845 – Auckland 1505
QF125 Brisbane 1725 – Auckland 2345
QF124 Auckland 0650 – Brisbane 0725
QF126 Auckland 1555 – Brisbane 1630

QF151 Melbourne 0730 – Auckland 1310
QF153 Melbourne 1650 – Auckland 2230
QF155 Melbourne 1830 – Auckland 0010+1
QF152 Auckland 0655 – Melbourne 0905
QF154 Auckland 1340 – Melbourne 1550
QF156 Auckland 2135 – Melbourne 2345

QF171 Melbourne 0955 – Wellington 1530
QF172 Wellington 1540 – Melbourne 1740

QF141 Sydney 0730 – Auckland 1245
QF143 Sydney 1000 – Auckland 1515
QF145 Sydney 1135 – Auckland 1635
QF147 Sydney 1530 – Auckland 2045
QF149 Sydney 1830 – Auckland 2345
QF140 Auckland 0650 – Sydney 0825
QF142 Auckland 0900 – Sydney 1035
QF144 Auckland 1410 – Sydney 1545
QF146 Auckland 1605 – Sydney 1740
QF148 Auckland 1745 – Sydney 1920

QF139 Sydney 1850 – Christchurch 2355
QF138 Christchurch 0730 – Sydney 0850

QF161 Sydney 0935 – Wellington 1450
QF163 Sydney 1730 – Wellington 2245

QF162 Wellington 0705 – Sydney 0845
QF164 Wellington 1620 – Sydney 1800.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJT Brisbane Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier technical issue encountered by Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6006 this evening in order to operate the delayed QF51 Brisbane – Singapore.

QANTAS B747-400ER VH-OEF QF8 Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEF arrived into Brisbane this morning as QF8 from Dallas-Fort Worth (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 1st August), however it was unable to operate the onward sector to Sydney due to a technical issue. Sister VH-OEH, which had arrived into Brisbane as QF16 from Los Angeles (depart Los Angeles 1st August) and which had been scheduled to operate QF51 to Singapore later was used to operate the QF8 Brisbane – Sydney sector.

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 B737-800 VH-VYL Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYL, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 14th June, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6112.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXH Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXH, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 17th May, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight this afternoon as QF6115.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD QF12 Brisbane Diversion.

Following its medical diversion to Honolulu, QANTAS A380 VH-OQD operating QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 7th July) further diverted via Brisbane this morning. This appears to be due to crew having insufficient hours to reach Sydney.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJE Brisbane Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier technical issue encountered by sister VH-OJT, QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJE positioned Sydney – Brisbane late this morning in order to operate the delayed QF15 Brisbane – Los Angeles.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJT Brisbane Technical Issue.

QANTAS Boeing 747-438 VH-OJT arrived into Brisbane as QF52 from Singapore this morning, however it was unable to operate QF15 Brisbane – Los Angeles as scheduled due to a technical issue.

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VYK Brisbane Test Flight.

QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VYK, which has been under maintenance at Brisbane since 14th May, undertook a Brisbane – Brisbane test flight late this afternoon as QF6115.

QANTAS B747-400 VH-OJM Brisbane Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier technical issue encountered by sister VH-OJT, Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM positioned Sydney – Brisbane early this afternoon as QF6014 in order to operate the delayed QF51 Brisbane – Singapore.

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