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Friday, July 31, 2015

QANTAS recommences BNE-NRT from tomorrow.

QF 61 and QF 62 will operate daily BNE-NRT-BNE from tomorrow.

Qantas is launching out of the cannon and into the skies with a massive expansion into Japan. The airline is launching double daily services between Australia and Tokyo as of this weekend, and to celebrate Brisbane International airport kicks things off with Japanese-themed activity and a water cannon salute.

Qantas flight QF25 will depart from Sydney to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport tonight, followed by the departure of QF61 from Brisbane to Narita Airport tomorrow morning, where the party starts. Traditional Japanese ceremonies marking Qantas’ new Tokyo – Australia services will take place at both Narita and Haneda Airports later that evening.

But that’s not all in store to mark the occasion, with guests onboard flights departing to Narita and Haneda and in Qantas International Lounges in Sydney and Brisbane being treated to Japanese-inspired menus for the first week of August, including Tuna Tataki Nigiri in Business, and Green Tea flavoured Kit Kats in Premium Economy and Economy. Qantas International’s ceo Gareth Evans said the almost doubling of capacity to Tokyo marked a new era for the national carrier’s presence in Japan, especially with the travel market soaring to such impressive heights.

“This significant capacity expansion has been extremely well-received by Qantas customers and especially by corporate travellers heading directly to downtown Tokyo, who can now save up to one and a half hours on their airport commute by flying into or out of Haneda,” Evans said. “Customers travelling on the new Brisbane-Narita route can explore Tokyo or beyond with popular holiday destinations across Jetstar Japan’s extensive domestic network, like Sapporo, Fukuoka and Osaka.” “We’ll be working closely with our tourism partners to showcase all that Australia has to offer for the Japanese audience, and with a free trade agreement in place we’re anticipating healthy demand for travel in both directions.

Qantas’ Brisbane-Narita launch flights will be operated by the airline’s refurbished A330 aircraft, with lie-flat seats in Business, brand new Economy seats and new inflight entertainment.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Alliance F70 VH-QQX wearing special NOVA titles

Alliance Fokker 70 VH-QQX ferried into Brisbane today from Sydney after completing a charter for the NOVA radio station from Sydney as part of a Mission Impossible Rogue Nation promotion. Nova radio presenters Kate, Tim & Marty conducted a live broadcast from the Alliance jet as it flew around the Sydney area.

Royal Air Force C-17 ZZ173

Royal Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III serial F-80 registration ZZ173 arrived into BNE again today after last visiting on July 13th. ZZ173 arrived as Ascot 6643.

Beech A90 King Air N96Y

Beech A90-4 King Air N96Y msn LU-8 built in 1970 arrived BNE today from Noumea on a ferry flight to a new owner in Australia.

QPF back in BNE today with fresh paint.

VH-QPF arrived from SIN today as QF 6010 after being painted.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

China Eastern to commence BNE flights IF ??

MU will start year round services between BNE-SHA if the ACCC approves their JV with QF.

Source:Australian Business Traveller.

China Eastern says it will launch year-round flights between Brisbane and Shanghai if the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approves its joint venture with Qantas.

Here is a small extract of the article. The ACCC has previously been lukewarm on the proposed hook-up, claiming it would be of "significant public detriment" on the basis that both airlines would have "increased ability and incentive to limit capacity and/or increase airfares on the Sydney-Shanghai route". However, The Australian Financial Review reports that China Eastern has put year-round Brisbane-Shanghai flights on the table in a move to soften ACCC resistance over fears the tie-up would compress rather than expand travel options between Australia and China.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A6-EOL first visit today

Emirates 434 from DXB this morning was a brand new aircraft and a first visit here.

A6-EOL CN 186 has since continued onto AKL and will return this evening.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Newest Jetstar 788 arrives tonight.

A few minutes ago VH-VKK a Jetstar 787-8 landed as JQ 1058 from DPS.

This is it's first visit to BNE and makes a total of 3 Jetstar 788's visiting BNE today.

788'S Galore-well for BNE that is.

VH-VKD positioned to BNE in the early hours of today from MEL as JQ 7995.No doubt this is beacause of the continuing cancellations due to the Volcanic Ash cloud near Bali.

Also JQ 12 VH-VKG NRT-OOL diverted into BNE this morning probably due to the OOL weather with rain showers and low cloud.

N797CP lands last evening.

N797CP operated by ConocoPhilipps has made it's 2nd visit this year to BNE.

It is a G550 cn 5479 and arrived last night from HNL.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Omni Air returns to BNE tonight.

OAE 337 DFW-BNE tonight was operated by 772LR N927AX.

This is the 2nd visit of this airframe this month.

N927AX departing BNE on 3 July:File photo.

VH-VKJ first visit.

Very recently delivered 787-8 VH-VKJ arrived yesterday as JQ58 from DPS.

Serial no is 36236 for Jetstar.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Another USN C-40A at YBBN

Last evening Convoy 7964 landed around 2015 hrs.

166695 was the Tail number.This is a Boeing C-40A cn 40574.The aircraft departed around noon today.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Jetgo commences BNE-Dubbo today

VH-JGB ERJ-135 was the aircraft to commence this new route which will operate up to 4 times a week.

JG42 will operate Mon,Wed,Fri from today at 10am arriving DBO at 1125 am.Return flight JG43 departs Dubbo at 1255 pm arriving at BNE at 1415.

A Sunday flight will be added next month.

File photo of JGB and sister ship JZG last week at BNE airport.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

New little Fokkers arrive at BNE.

The past few days have seen both Alliance and SkyWest(VARA) bring in new Fokker 50's.

Alliance brought in VH-FKZ on 17 July from DRW as UTY 4489.

SkyWest liveried VH-FNE returned to PER via ASP on 16 July whilst VH-FNF made the reverse trip to BNE the day after.

N970SF Falcon 900EX

This Falcon 900EX made 2 visits to BNE in the past few days.

It arrived into BNE from overseas on the night of 15 July then departed the next day to regional Queensland.

Yesterday it made a return flight to BNE from GLT.

Friday, July 17, 2015

ANZ charter to Vegas today.

Today NZ1954 a 777-200 ZK-OKH operated BNE-LAS non stop.

The return flight is due back early next week.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

US Navy C-130 165348

United States Navy Lockheed C130T Hercules serial 165348 arrived BNE today.

Korean Airlines A333 HL8026

Korean Airlines Airbus A330-323 HL8026 msn 1638 made its first visit to BNE today operating KE123 from Seoul.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hifly A340-500 CS-TFX

Hifly Airlines (Portugal) Airbus A340-542 CS-TFX msn 912 operated Bangkok to Brisbane today as HFY731 carrying The Liverpool FC.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Royal Air Force C-17 ZZ173

Royal Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III registration ZZ173 msn F-80 arrived BNE last night as Ascot 6641.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

China Southern A333 B-5959

China Southern Airlines Airbus A330-323 B-5959 msn 1575 made its first visit today operating CZ381/382.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Global Express N9253V

Bombardier BD700 Global Express N9253V msn 9024 arrived into BNE today.

Photo by James Saunders

Double A380 diversions today

Due to fog forecasted fog for Sydney this morning, two flights diverted to BNE.

  • QF8 A380 VH-OQF Dallas - Sydney
  • QF12 A380 VH-OQJ Los Angeles - Sydney

Aeronexus 767-200 lands last night.

This 767-216-ER ZS-DJI CN 23624 arrived from DMK last evening.

Photo by James Saunders

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Air Canada to BNE in 2016

Air Canada have announced they will commence direct Vancouver to Brisbane services three times per week from June 17th 2016. Flight AC35 will leave Vancouver at 11.45pm every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, to reach Brisbane at 7.15am two days later. The AC36 return leg will depart from Brisbane at 10.40am on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, arriving into Vancouver at 7.15am the same day.

Air Canada will operate brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on the service and has future plans to operate the service daily subject to obtaining the necessary government approvals.

Source: AusBT

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Thai Airways B77W HS-TKX

Thai Airways Boeing B777-3D7(ER) HS-TKX msn 42113 made its first visit today operating TG473 from Bangkok.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Air New Zealand Link AT76 ZK-MVG

Air New Zealand Link ATR-72-600 ZK-MVG msn 1264 arrived BNE tonight from Kupang as SXI1512. The ATR is on delivery to Air New Zealand and will likely continue to NZ tomorrow.

Etihad B789 A6-BLE

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 A6-BLE msn 39650 made its first visit to BNE tonight operating EY484 from AUH.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

China Southern A333 B-5967

China Southern Airbus A330-323 B-5967 msn 1636 made its first visit to BNE today as CZ381 from CAN.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jetstar 788 landing 01 Today.

JQ 47 BNE-DPS returned to BNE this afternoon alledgedly due to Volcanic Ash cloud near Indonesia.

USN C-130T tail no 165160 Lands at BNE.

The Herc arrived from Pago around 3pm this afternoon.

China Southern A333 B-5965

China Southern Airbus A330-323 B-5965 msn 1593 made its first visit to BNE today arriving from CAN as CZ381.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Omni Air International B772 N927AX

Omni Air International Boeing B777-222(ER) N927AX msn 26943 operated Honolulu - Brisbane - Dallas Fort Worth today as "Omni 183/182". This charter is related to Exercise Talisman Saber which is a joint military exercise between Australia and the United States taking part in the Rockhampton, Townsville and Darwin areas this month.

Thursday, July 2, 2015