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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Farewell QF 767s

Today is the end of an era with the final revenue flights of the remaining 5 Qantas Boeing 767 frames.

The final flight of the type will be this afternoon (27/12/14) at 17:00AEDT/04:00UST from MEL to SYD with the flight renumbered to QF0767 in honour of the end of an era.

The 767 entered into service with Qantas in 1985 with the -238ER version.  Qantas then ordered the -338ER version in 1987.

To honour the fleet retirement here is a collection of some of my Qantas 767 shots

VH-OGF: MSN 24853 in QF service from new 1990-2012

VH-OGP: MSN 28153 in QF service from new 1996-2014

VH-OGT: MSN 29117 in QF service since new 1998-2014

VH-ZXC: MSN24339 ex British Airways, with QF 2000-2013

VH-ZXD: MSN 24342 ex British Airways, with QF 2000-2013

VH-ZXF: MSN 25203 ex British Airways, with QF 2000-2013

VH-ZXG: MSN 25443 ex British Airways, with QF 2000-2013

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Seasons Greetings

Its Christmas Eve already!  I don't know where 2014 has gone but 2015 is rapidly approaching.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has viewed this blog over the past year and wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.

I look forward to everything the new year has to bring to the aviation world in Australia and New Zealand.

I leave you with a wonderful Christmas gesture from Virgin Atlantic in partnership with Microsoft on VS11 a Boeing 787-8 from LHR to Boston.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JQ launch new routes

The good folks at JQ have kicked off the holiday season by gifting the traveling public 3 new routes.

JQ will launch CNS-DPS and MEL-WLG and reinstate OOL-PER.

The CNS-DPS service will launch on 31-March-2015 as JQ90 departing CNS at 22:50 with an 01:30 arrival into DPS, the return JQ91 is set to depart DPS at 02:20 with an 08:30 arrival into CNS.  The flight will operate 3x weekly with A320 aircraft.

OOL-PER a returning service is set down as evening departures out of OOL and a BOC (Back of Clock or Red-eye) return flight.  This flight will commence on 29-March-2015 and depending on which source you read will operate 4-6x weekly also utilising the A320.

The MEL-WLG service which will launch on 30-March-2015 will begin with a BOC flight from MEL at 00:45 with an 06:05 arrival into WLG the return service will join the standard am bank of Australia bound flights out of WLG at 06:45.  This flight too will be 4x weekly with an A320.

(In case you were wondering its too damn hot in BNE tonight to record this as a video post!)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

News round up vlog

Time for another video post, this time rounding up some of the recent news from Air New Zealand, Qantas, Scoot and LAN


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