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by rtav
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

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Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

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by rtav
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Not sure why everyone assume -OEG is off to the scrappers. Repatriation flight.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk In which direction? Australia to USA, USA to Australia, or both? V/F Would be USA to Australia would make a lot of sense. Could possibly a rescue flight for the people stuck on the ...

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by rtav
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116735

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

With WA restricting interstate borders even further on Sunday... could we see QF/VA pull out of transcon services? They won't pull out of transcon but they would certainly reduce it to the bare minimum or 1-2 flights per day. VA Have pulled out of PER-SYD while they will operate PER-MEL/BNE 1 daily...

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by rtav
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

4x Condor B76W’s due into PER Arrival/Departure time for the 4 Condor B767s:
DE8592 ETA 1520 - DE8593 ETD 1720
DE8460 ETA 1620 - DE8461 ETD 1820
DE8470 ETA 1720 - DE8471 ETD 1920
DE8574 ETA 1820 - DE8575 ETD 2020

(All arriving/departing from/to Phuket)

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by rtav
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Don’t know if it’s been mentioned but there is an Austrian Flight scheduled to go to Sydney.
Lufthansa Group scheduled showing OS1028 SYD-PEN-VIE with B772. (31/03 departing at 1015)

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by rtav
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Rumours are circulating that there will be more chartered repatriation flights to Australia, especially in relation to cruise ships off our coast. WA premier Mark Mcgowan hinted at German Charter flights to rescue Germans stuck on the Aratania given they’re allowed to come ashore. Can anyone elabora...

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by rtav
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I wonder whether the original offers to convert bookings to vouchers was good PR, or just the work of a cunning corporation. I converted domestic JQ bookings for vouchers. Not really interested in making any trip within the required timeframe, I'll probably let the vouchers lapse. Now I'm wondering...

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by rtav
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ELY ... /LLBG/YPPH
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El Al seem to be doing a repatriation flight with a flight scheduled from TLV to PER tomorrow. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ELY ... /LLBG/YPPH

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by rtav
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

QF1/2 Schedule Changes: Effective 20APR

QF1:
SYD1545 - 1850PER2020 - 0635LHR - 789

QF2:
LHR2105 - 2050PER2310 - 0510SYD - 789

It seems, they are keeping the LHR slot times.

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by rtav
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66061

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

SQ looks set to announce an increase in capacity to PER, as kind of expected judging by apparent loads. Sorry, behind a paywall. Any guesses? Upgauging aircraft or adding a 5th daily? https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/singapore-airlines-to-announce-great-capacity-on-flights-in-boost-to-wa-touris...

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by rtav
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66061

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

SQ looks set to announce an increase in capacity to PER, as kind of expected judging by apparent loads. Sorry, behind a paywall. Any guesses? Upgauging aircraft or adding a 5th daily? https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/singapore-airlines-to-announce-great-capacity-on-flights-in-boost-to-wa-touris...

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by rtav
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66061

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Sorry accidental. Please Delete this post.

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by rtav
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49829

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Its certainly an interesting one. I would have thought the governments/RAAF A330s/ 737 or skytraders A319 more suitable. I cant see CGK being a suitable alternate in the circumstances either. Id imagine Indonesia would be hesitant to let anybody deplane in the event of a divert. I can actually see ...

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by rtav
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49829

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

The Australian Government are supposedly going to charter a Qantas 747 to evacuate Australian citizens from Wuhan to Christmas Island for quarantine. This poses a few questions: - Can a 747 be operated in and out of Christmas Island (XCH/YPXM)? - If it cannot, where does the plane fly to on the mai...

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by rtav
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49829

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

The Australian Government are supposedly going to charter a Qantas 747 to evacuate Australian citizens from Wuhan to Christmas Island for quarantine. This poses a few questions: - Can a 747 be operated in and out of Christmas Island (XCH/YPXM)? - If it cannot, where does the plane fly to on the main...

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by rtav
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49829

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-24jan20/
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TG788 wrote:
Looking at TG’s schedule, it appears the return if the 788 to PER has been delayed/canned; sticking with the A333.


Has been canned.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-24jan20/

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by rtav
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49829

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

BNE-LAX has VA. But you could add future state BNE-ORD/SFO. But in this day and age it’s not just about single city markets. I’d argue QF does have competition one stop form SA,SQ,EK who always come up as options when I fly to JNB annually. I wonder if JNB can support a 380 and a 330 ex-PER. I’d be...

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by rtav
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 49829

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

All quiet on the PER JNB QF front. Haven’t heard anything. Hopefully SAA get their act together & throw in 1 of their new A350s South African are selling 9 of their Airbus A340’s as part of their restructuring. Perth will probably see a decrease in capacity and possibly frequency. https://simpl...

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by rtav
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 18684

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

Hopefully the 747s stick around longer than the years end, as at least they provide a bit of operational capacity especially when there are tech or operational delays. The A380s and 787s wont have any slack to provide cover and with future issues there may be even worse delays / cancellations than ...

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by rtav
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98026

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Airbus A220-300 coming to SYD and BNE next week as part of a 'demonstration tour'. SYD visit will be Tue Oct29 with an invite-only joyflight "for airline executives and other invited guests". https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/airbus-a220-might-tempt-qantas-as-nimble-jet-makes-a-sydn...

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by rtav
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98026

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Also, very interestingly I've heard NH filing CGK as their planned alternative for PER services. Although understaning PER is away from anywhere and by the time it reaches PER and conducted missed one approach, it won't be arriving into ADL before the curfew, this seems to be an awfully long way to...

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by rtav
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80647

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Alliance's F70 -QQW has started her return journey to Oz from the UK, she looks absolutely tremendous in her silver 100 year centennial livery, will be arguably one of the most appealing liveries gracing our skies. Just after confirmation which base she is destined for. Rumour I heard was it would ...

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by rtav
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80647

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Talking of Virgins A332s, VA690 PER-MEL is currently taking a rather unusual route over the interior... Must be ETOPS constraints - has to fly within range of YBAS. Doesn't A332 have a 4 hrs ETOPS? Would have thought YPKG would be a nearer alternate It normally would have something like ETOPS 240 b...

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by rtav
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80647

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

F100Flyer wrote:
Talking of Virgins A332s, VA690 PER-MEL is currently taking a rather unusual route over the interior...

Must be ETOPS constraints - has to fly within range of YBAS.

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by rtav
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80647

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

No Water Cannon for ANA tonight, but a lovely send off by the ground crew - traditional Japanese send off waving!

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by rtav
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

EK is increasing the PER service in December so I doubt this would be a trial of fleet deployment. Probably just reallocating resources to where they’re needed most - not on Australian routes.

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by rtav
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Does that make PER-DPS the single international market with the most number of airlines on it, or would that be SYD-AKL or SYD-LAX or another I can't think of right now? I believe Garuda’s pulling out of PER-DPS with this replacing it. I highly doubt that - I just booked flights to DPS on GA for ne...

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by rtav
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Citilink have opened reservations for DPS-PER service. Although not yet officially announced. First flight DPS-PER is scheduled on the 27th of October where as first PER-DPS is scheduled for the 28th The route seems to be operated daily with an A320 QG542 DPS0110 - 0450PER 320 D QG543 PER0950 - 133...

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by rtav
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Citilink have opened reservations for DPS-PER service. Although not yet officially announced. First flight DPS-PER is scheduled on the 27th of October where as first PER-DPS is scheduled for the 28th The route seems to be operated daily with an A320 QG542 DPS0110 - 0450PER 320 D QG543 PER0950 - 1330...

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by rtav
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

VH-YIV now ferrying CHC-MEL. This is supposed to be the first VA 737 with SSW.

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by rtav
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64685

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Perth to get another B787-10 service from Singapore Airlines

SQ224/225 to be operated by B78X from October 1st replacing the A330-300.

All Perth services will have the 2018 Regional Product. 2 x B78X / 2 x A359R

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by rtav
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64685

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

A mere 7 months and 20 days after Air Mauritius planned to operate the Airbus A330-900neo to Perth, 3B-NBV will be operating a one-off service to Perth as MK440/441 tomorrow (24/7). This will be the first A330-900neo visit to Australia if I’m not mistaken (although I’m unaware if there was any promo...

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by rtav
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64685

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shanair/4 ... otostream/
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Cobham’s first Dash 8 Q400 is OE-IIP (to be registered as VH-IYJ), it’s ex. Air Berlin, currently in Shannon, due in to Perth on the 22nd or 23rd of July.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shanair/4 ... otostream/

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by rtav
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64685

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

The first non-stop MAN-Australia service is about to land in PER. Admittedly it's only a charter with fewer than 100 VIPs on board but still a bit newsworthy. I'm sure this is the charter that brought the Man Utd soccer team, but would be great to know more about the flight. According to the MAN th...

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by rtav
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Maybe weather related? Coldest day for 2 years here, and it's been foggy virtually all day. Just been outside & the fog is very heavy. This is before 7PM..... Not looking good for those travelling tomorrow.... SQ217 has just departed PER while EK420 was on approach, cant say I have ever seen th...

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by rtav
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Going to try do do some spotting at PER - Dunreath Road in a few days. Is there some nearby physical address that I could provide to an Uber driver? Cheers. Perth Airport Public Viewing Area Dunreath Dr, Perth Airport WA 6105 (08) 9478 8888 https://goo.gl/maps/Jv7WRevg5MpZ4cPv5 Basically it’s near ...

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by rtav
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-paves-t ... ource=hero


The 787 has the ETOPS for it but whether or not CASA will allow it. Eg. LATAM can fly SYD/MEL - SCL non-stop with the Dreamliners no problem.
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qf789 wrote:
Qantas talks up 787 ops to both SCL and JNB

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-paves-t ... ource=hero


The 787 has the ETOPS for it but whether or not CASA will allow it. Eg. LATAM can fly SYD/MEL - SCL non-stop with the Dreamliners no problem.

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by rtav
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Poor Perth being left out of all of this - I guess we’ve set the record for the most AirAsia Indonesia aircraft on the ground at an Australian airport at any one time... 3 last night - 2 Bali’s and a Lombok.

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by rtav
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84572

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Has anyone got the name of NXK and is it one of the two-class 717’s or a 1 class.

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by rtav
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

VH-EBG has just arrived into BNE from AKL, usually it’d be towed to domestic and operate QF767 to PER but that’s op by a 737 tonight. There’s no QF A332 flights from BNE tomorrow could it be there to get refitted? How long would it take to get refitted? It was only on the ground for a day which see...

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by rtav
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84572

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

EBG ain’t getting refit quite yet, due out to SIN as QF51

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by rtav
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

VH-EBG has just arrived into BNE from AKL, usually it’d be towed to domestic and operate QF767 to PER but that’s op by a 737 tonight. There’s no QF A332 flights from BNE tomorrow could it be there to get refitted?

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by rtav
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 84572

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

VH-EBG has just arrived into BNE from AKL, usually it’d be towed to domestic and operate QF767 to PER but that’s op by a 737 tonight. There’s no QF A332 flights from BNE tomorrow could it be there to get refitted?

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by rtav
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 66881

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I feel like QZ should’ve offered a triangular PER-LOP-DPS-PER service which would allow for passengers to divide their trip up between the two islands without impacting return loads hugely. They could even alternate the routing on different days to allow non-stop travel in both directions to and fr...

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by rtav
Wed May 15, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65195

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Singapore Airlines is adding another A350-900R to the Perth Service, specifically SQ223/214 is switched from the B777-200. From 01JUL19 SQ223 SIN0930 - 1440PER A359 D SQ214 PER1710 - 2235SIN A359 D PER-SIN A/C ops from 01JUL SQ224/225: A330-300 SQ226/213: A350-900 SQ214/223: A350-900 SQ216/215: B787...

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by rtav
Sun May 12, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65195

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Anyone know why QF9 & 49 got cancelled tonight & why 2 dreamliners repositioned early Saturday morning? Looks like QF49 is operating. QF9 got cancelled in Perth after operating the leg from MEL so must have been a technical issue. The positioning flights resulted in QF55 being cancelled. Lo...

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by rtav
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Singapore Airlines to operate A350-900 Regional on 1 of 4 daily Perth flights from the 3rd of June (03/06/19).

SQ213 SIN0740 - 1250PER A359 D
SQ226 PER1405 - 1935SIN A359 D

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by rtav
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Just a super hypothetical “what if” question - but does the 380 have the legs to do PER-Europe in the QF config? PER-FRA is shorter than AKL-DXB. I assume LHR would be restricted heavily. It wouldn’t be to do with range, it would be to do with profitability and the fact that Qantas will want to use...

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by rtav
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Utilisation is down because it's not summer anymore thus decreasing utilisation for the A380 such as SYD-HKG and SYD-LAX this has now enabled them to be used for refurb. Utilisation is down to 10 aircraft this winter vs 11 last winter. So my question remains, are they reducing utilisation for the r...

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