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Monday, July 27, 2009

July 20-26

Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand retired Boeing 737-3U3 ZK-FRE after it operated NZ557 AKL-CHC on Sunday 26-July-2009. It had been meant to retire on Saturday 25-July-2009 but remained in service an extra day to cover ZK-NGD returning late from a C check.

FRE will undergo end of lease maintenance with ANZES in CHC before being repainted in the colours of its new operator Webjet, of Brazil. FRE is expected to depart CHC in 6-8 weeks bound for its new Brazillian home.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJH operated WLG-CHC as NZ6501 for repairs on Thursday 23-July-2009 after being hit by a baggage tug while loading.

This weeks additional capacity NZ131/132 AKL-BNE-AKL on Friday 24-July-2009 was operated by Boeing 767-319ER ZK-NCL.


Qantas Jetconnect
Operational Spare Boeing 737-376 ZK-JNC continued to work full time covering maintenance operating the following flights
21-July-2009 AKL-BNE-AKL-BNE-AKL
22-July-2009 AKL-WLG-SYD-WLG
23-July-2009 WLG-SYD-WLG-MEL
24-July-2009 MEL-WLG-SYD-WLG
25-July-2009 WLG-SYD-WLG-MEL-AKL
26-July-2009 AKL-BNE-AKL-BNE-AKL

As noted above JNC positioned AKL-WLG on Wednesday 22-July-2009 while ZK-JNN operating AKL-MEL-WLG returned to AKL instead.
QF133 MEL-AKL was cancelled on Thursday 23-July-2009 as was the return AKL-MEL QF132 on Friday 24-July-2009.

Saturday 25-July-2009 saw Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTS operating QF116 AKL-BNE return to AKL with the loss of cabin pressure. Passengers were transferred to ZK-JND which operated a delayed QF116/115 service.

Jetstar
Thursday 23-July-2009 saw VH-VQF swap with VH-VQE with VQF returning to AKL tasman routes while VQE entered domestic service for the first time.

Thursday also saw another first with the first JQ A320 to land at Hamilton. VH-VQC diverted to HLZ due to fog in AKL, after refueling it continued onto AKL.

Saturday 25-July-2009 saw a tasman aircraft swap with VH-VQU swap with VH-VQS in BNE on the CHC-BNE-CHC route. This is believed to be an unscheduled swap due maintenance issues as the return JQ183 flight was delayed by 6 hours.

Pacific Blue
The only notable Pacific Blue movement was the swap from VH-VOQ to VH-VUN on the DJ68/69 WLG route on Sunday 26-July-2009. VOQ arrived into BNE as DJ69 before continuing onto DPS while VUN entered the BNE-POM-BNE route before continuing onto WLG as DJ68.

1 comment:

Happy said...

Gidday... some pics from the Reims airshow 2009 are HERE ... enjoy ;-)

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