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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Singapore Cargo B744 9V-SFD

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F 9V-SFD operated Auckland-Brisbane-Auckland today as SQC7218/7217.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Skyforce Convair 580F at BNE yesterday

VH-PDW operated a CNS-BNE-CNS sector yesterday.It landed runway 14 and stayed approx 2 hours.

Photo below.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Falcon 900EX N980SF

Dassault Falcon 900EX N980SF msn 224 arrived BNE today from Singapore.

File Photo

China Airlines B744 B18207

China Airlines B747-409 B-18207 msn 29219 made its first visit today operating CAL053 TPE-BNE-AKL.

B-18207 at BNE today

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thai Airways B77W HS-TKP

Thai Airways B777-3AL(ER) HS-TKP msn 41525 made its first visit to BNE today operating TG473/474.

King Air F-GICA

Beech B300 King Air F-GICA msn 146 operated Noumea Magenta - Brisbane - Cairns today.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Last Qantas 737-400 service to Brisbane

Qantas's last scheduled Boeing 737-400 service through BNE will depart tomorrow (Friday) morning at 0510 as QF961 to Canberra. The flight will be operated by Boeing 737-476 VH-TJS msn 24444 delivered to Australian Airlines (now Qantas) in May 1993. Only two Qantas 737-400s remain in the Qantas mainline fleet being VH-TJS and VH-TJX. Both aircraft are scheduled to operate their last services this Sunday from Canberra to Melbourne. Qantas's Boeing 737-400s were originally delivered to Australian Airlines from June 1990 and entered the Qantas mainline fleet in September 1992. Qantas's 737-400s will have completed 24 years of service for Australian Airlines/Qantas.

VH-TJS at Sydney Airport 2014

VH-TJK landing at Brisbane in 2003

VH-TJF landing BNE in 2006

Global Express XRS N717AL

Bombardier Global Express XRS N717AL msn 9322 arrived BNE this evening from Melbourne.

Gulfstream 5 N709AA

Gulfstream 5 N709AA msn 635 arrived BNE from Sydney.

Etihad A332 A6-EYT

Etihad Airways A330-243 A6-EYT msn 1486 made its first visit to BNE operating ETD470 from Abu Dhabi via Singapore today.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Photos from past few days

More photos of the Portuguese Air Force CASA C-295MPA Persuader by Mick Raftery.

Photos Above courtesy of Mick Raftery

Cessna Citation 550 P2-JMK arriving from Port Moresby

Emirates A380 A6-EDZ arriving Monday morning.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Qantaslink B712 VH-YQU

Qantaslink Boeing 717-2BL VH-YQU msn 55180 made its first visit to BNE arriving from Canberra last night as QF6200.

Portuguese Air Force C295 16712

Portuguese Air Force CASA C-295MPA Persuader serial 16712 arrived BNE late last night from Darwin as "Air Force Portugal 91".

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thai Airways B77W HS-TKO

Thai Airways B777-3AL(ER) HS-TKO msn 41524 made its first visit today operating Thai's TG473/474 service.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Old International Terminal to be demolished

Brisbane Airport's old international terminal is scheduled to be demolished. Opened in 1975 it was used for twenty years until the existing international terminal opened in 1995. The terminal has been used until recently by DHL Freight. The words "Arrivals" and "Departures" can still faintly be seen on the kerbside of the building. The first departure from the old terminal was Qantas flight QF956 to Christchurch operated by B707-338C VH-EAA "City of Toowoomba" on 16 DEC 75. The first arrival was Air New Zealand flight TE801 from Auckland operated by Douglas DC-8 ZK-NZC on the same day.

Old International Terminal - Photo by Robert Frola

Friday, February 14, 2014

Falcon 7X VH-CRW

Dassault Falcon 7X VH-CRW msn 217 arrived BNE tonight on delivery to a Brisbane based operator from Denpasar. The registration CRW used to be word by Falcon 2000EX msn 58 before being re-registered VH-KRW.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Thai Airways B77W HS-TKN

Thai Airways Boeing 777-3AL(ER) HS-TKN msn 41523 operated TG473/474 today Bangkok making this its first visit to BNE.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

N760CC at BNE today

N760CC G5-SP(G500)C/N 5100 landed at BNE today from HNL.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Qantas Antarctica flight tomorrow

Qantas Boeing 747-438(ER) VH-OEG arrived into BNE this afternoon as QF6001 from Sydney to operate a Brisbane-Brisbane 13hr scenic flight over Antartica tomorrow departing at 0730 and returning at 2030 as QF2904. VH-OEG is currently parked at the Qantas Domestic terminal bay 24 awaiting departure tomorrow morning.


Thai Airways B77W HS-TKR

Thai Airways B777-3AL(ER) HS-TKR msn 41527 made its first visit to BNE today operating TG473/474.

Gulfstream 450 B-8295

Gulfstream 450 B-8295 msn 4274 arrived BNE from Guam early this morning.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Thai Airways B77W HS-TKQ

Thai Airways B777-3AL(ER) HS-TKQ msn 41526 operated TG473/474 today making this TKQ's first visit to BNE.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Gulfstream 450 N500RP

Gulfstream 450 N500RP msn 4057 arrived BNE today from Tokyo Haneda Airport.

File Photo

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Malaysian Airlines A333 9M-MTO

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-323X 9M-MTO msn 1489 made its first visit to BNE tonight arriving from KUL as MH135.

USN Gulfstream C37B 166376

United States Navy Gulfstream C-37B (G550) 166376 msn 5041 arrived BNE today from Wellington as "Navy 100".

Monday, February 3, 2014

Thai Airways B77W HS-TKK

Thai Airways Boeing 777-3AL(ER) HS-TKK msn 41520 operated today's TG473 from Bangkok. This is TKK's 1st visit.

More Virgin BNE-Bundaberg and Moranbah flights

Virgin Australia will add an additional four flights per week between Bundaberg and Brisbane and an extra eight flights per week between Moranbah and Brisbane to support growing demand.

The flights will be operated by fuel efficient, 68-seat ATR Turboprop aircraft.

The airline will also retime some of the existing services to Moranbah and Bundaberg to “better meet the needs of the market”.

Source:Travel Weekly

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Thai Airways B77W HS-TKL

Thai Airways Boeing 777-3AL(ER) HS-TKL msn 41521 operated TG473 from Bangkok today. This is TKL's first visit and the first visit of a Thai Airways 777-300(ER) to BNE. In July 2013 TG announced they would operate the B777-300(ER) to BNE from 16th February 2014. It looks like they have brought forward the start date to today.

The new Thai Airways International Boeing 777-300ER can accommodate up to 348 passengers in a two-class configuration and features Thai Airways' new cabin interior design, IFE system and seats.

Photos of TG473 arriving today by Luke

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pacific Sun ATR-42 DQ-PSB

Pacific Sun (Fiji) ATR-42-500 DQ-PSB msn 534 arrived BNE from Nadi (NFFN).