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Monday, September 22, 2014

VCV finally makes it to air

The item on 60 Minutes Australia on the retirement flight of Qantas Boeing 767 VH-OGG to VCV and the aircraft graveyard finally aired last night in Australia, after several weeks of delay.

Although the item is yet to appear on their youtube channel, it does feature on their app and extras can be seen on youtube including the below birdseye view of the graveyard.

I apologise if this or the app is geo-locked outside of Australia


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Inside the NZ 787-9

Air New Zealand have released a video to their youtube channel which takes viewers inside the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ZK-NZE 

The video shows the seats in the three different classes, Business Premier, Premium Economy & Economy, as well as mentioning some of the features and the menus in each cabin.



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Farewell #AirNZ747

With Air New Zealand's retirement of the Boeing 747 I have decided to test out a video blog.






Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

JQ launch OOL-WLG/ZQN flights

Jetstar have today announced two new trans-tasman routes from the Gold Coast at a media event in Wellington.

The Gold Coast will now see a 3x weekly return service to Wellington and also to Queenstown.

WELLINGTON
The new flights to Wellington mark the first international service to WLG by Jetstar.  It appears the first flight on this route will take off on Friday 12-December-2014

JQ167 originates at the Gold Coast departing Coolangatta at 07:30 AEST Wednesday, Friday and Sundays arriving into WLG at 13:50 NZDT.  The return service JQ168 departs WLG W,F, Su at 14:30 NZDT and arrives into OOL at 15:15 AEST.


QUEENSTOWN
Queenstown will see its 3rd Jetstar international destination with Gold Coast following Sydney and Melbourne.  Flights between the two playgrounds take off on Saturday 13-December-2014

JQ193 departs OOL at 07:45 AEST Saturday, Monday and Thursdays arriving into Queenstown at 13:50 NZDT.  The return service JQ194 departs ZQN at 14:30 NZDT and arrives OOL at 15:00 AEST


All flights will operate with Jetstar's A320 aircraft.  One way launch fares on OOL-WLG are $99.00NZD and $129.00NZD on OOL-ZQN

At time of publishing the official Jetstar media release has not been published on their website but an article from stuff.co.nz can be found HERE

Sunday, September 7, 2014

VCV boneyard story delayed

As mentioned in this POST, 60 minutes Australia were scheduled to show a story tonight on the retirement of the Qantas 767 fleet and the "aircraft graveyard" at Victorville.

However due to a dodgy political 'special investigation' the story did not air tonight.  Hopefully the story will air next Sunday night instead.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

VCV aviation boneyard to feature on Australian 60 minutes

This Sunday night 60 Minutes Australia which screens on the Nine Network has an item on the retirement of the Qantas Boeing 767 fleet and the boneyard they are being stored in at Victorville in California.

Reporter Charles Wooley reports from aboard Qantas Boeing 767 VH-OGG (former wearer of the Disney Planes livery) as it departs the Qantas fleet to the boneyard.

The story will air during this Sunday's broadcast 20:00 AEST 7-September-2014 and will be available on the 9 Jumpin website afterwards.

For those of you outside Australia who may experience geo-blocking the story will feature on the 60 minutes youtube channel HERE from Monday AEST, or you can download the 60 minutes Australia APP and watch it that way




QF first to announce YBWW service



Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport in Toowoomba has today announced that QantasLink is the first airline to confirm it will fly from the new airport.

The announcement came around lunchtime today with the Queensland Premier Campbell Newman landing at the airport aboard King Air 350i VH-WJW owned by the Wagner family who have built the airport.

On hand at the announcement with the Premier was member for Nango Deb Frecklington, QantasLink CEO John Gissing and members of the Wagner Family

QantasLink will fly the WEL-SYD route with 11 flights weekly commencing on Monday 17-November-2014 using their 74 seat Q400 aircraft


The Wagner family, QantasLink & the Queensland Premier announce flights to Wellcamp - via Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport Facebook page
Read more via Brisbane Times HERE, the Wellcamp Airport Facebook page HERE, or the Qantas media release HERE

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