Qantas retired the final Boeing 737-300 in their fleet with the departure of Boeing 737-376 ZK-JNC on Saturday 21-November-2009.
ZK-JNC operated its last revenue service on Monday 09-November-2009 as QF126/125 AKL-BNE-AKL. On Saturday 21-November-2009 it started its final flights as QF6024 AKL-APW-HNL before continuing on Monday 23-November-2009 from HNL-TUS as QF6026.
Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTR returned to service on Thursday 19-November after returning to AKL form its C-check in CHC as QF6171 on Wednesday 18-November-2009.
Jetstar have reduced their AKL-CHC return services to 5x daily with the removal of JQ257/258 effective Tuesday 1-December-2009.
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand have operated a number of charter flights with their A320s from SYD-NAN and return.
- The first was operated by A320 ZK-OJD as NZ1141A/1141B/6240/1144 WLG-SYD-NAN-SYD-WLG
- The second operated with A320 ZK-OJN NZ1103A/1103B/6240 AKL-SYD-NAN-CHC with the aircraft positioning to CHC with a mechanical issue.
- This was then replace by A320 ZK-OJC which then operated the third flights NZ6291/1231/1106A/1106B CHC-SYD-NAN-SYD-AKL
Air New Zealand also carried out route proving exercises into Rotorua on Thursday 26-November-2009 in preparation for the launch of the SYD-ROT-SYD services on December 12th. A320 ZK-OJB operated the flights as NZ6021 AKL-ROT /NZ6023 ROT-local-ROT /NZ6024 ROT-AKL
Pacific Blue have made the following change to their Apia service.
The Tuesday AKL-APW-BNE-APW-AKL has moved to Saturday with the Tuesday flight now only operating AKL-APW-AKL.
Pacific Blue (Aust) introduced Perth-Phuket on Saturday 14-November-2009 with the inaugural DJ4149 being operated by Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUG.
DJ4149/4148 operates twice weekly with the outbound flights tuesday and saturday and the return flights Wednesday and Sunday.
This means a small change with the movement to accomodate this.
The Saturday schedule used to see Pacific Blue operate
this has now changed to
with the MEL service operating from CHC
Pacific Blue operated another charter to Christmas Island with Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUM positioning from MEL to PER as DJ9051 on Tuesday 1-December-2009 before operating PER-XCH-PER-MEL as DJ9001/9002 on Wednesday 2-December-2009