Jul 31, 2012

SQ, SAA, QR July flights summary

This information provided is for those overseas and interstaters in Australia, who asked for this detailed airline and aircraft summary. It is not put here for the benefit of local spotters in Perth who are fully aware of all the details below.


Singapore Airlines 'SQ225/225' and 'SQ223/226' services to Perth July 2012

B777-212 (ER): 9V-SQI x 3, SQJ x1, SQK x 5, SQL x5, SQM x6, SQN x4
B777-212 (ER): 9V-SRK x2, SRL x2, SRM x3, SRN x 6, SRO x4, SRP x1, SRQ x 3
B777-212 (ER): 9V-SVI x1
B777-312 (ER): 9V-SWA x1 (1st visit to Perth)
B777-312: 9V-SYF x2, SYG  x3, SYH x 1, SYI x 1, SYJ x1, SYK x1, SYL x4

South African Airways 'SAA280/281' and 'SAA282/283' July 2012 in summary

A340-212:  ZS-SLF x1; A340-313E: ZS-SXA x2, SXB x 2, SXC x3, SXE x 3, SXF x1
A340-313X: ZS-SXG x1, SXH x1

A340-642: ZS-SNA x3, SNB x3, SNC (Star Alliance c/s) x4, SND x1, SNI x1

Qatar Airways commenced services to Perth on July 3rd 2012, of the 13 services operated for the month of July 2012, a summary of those aircraft visits are as follows:

B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBA x4, BBE x2, BBF x 1, BBG x 1, BBH x2, BBI x3

Jul 29, 2012

Crown Casino's VH-CRQ GLF5 (VTBD-YPPH)

Crown Casino Gulfstream G-V VH-CRQ msn 603 arrived 17.40hrs ex: Don Muang Intl Airport (VTBD) Bangkok, Thailand landing RWY03 at Perth. Hexcode: 7C0C94

Fokker 100 VH-NHK 'SXI 1251' (New aircraft on delivery) to Perth's Network Aviation arrives

Qantas subsidiary airline Network Aviation of Perth took delivery today of their latest Fokker 100 aircraft registered as VH-NHK msn 11465 ex: Avianca Airlines HK-4430 and test flew under the Dutch registration of PH-AQB.

Arriving ex: Jakarta Halim (WIHH) as flight 'SXI1251' landed into Perth at 13.13hrs at the end of its long ferry flight from the Netherlands. Ferried by Southern Cross Aviation and flying under the flight number / callsign of: 'SXI1251 / Southern Cross 1251'

Hexcode: 7C42D6  (New aircraft on delivery, 1st visit to Perth)

Jul 28, 2012

Qatar Airways A7-BBG (1st visit to the Perth)

Qatar Airways B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBG msn 36101 operated today's 'QR900/901' services from Doha to Perth arriving at 17.08hrs landing RWY03 and departed at 22.51hrs for the return as flight 'QR901 back to Doha. Hexcode: 06A07D

With six of the nine Qatar Airways B777-2DZ (LR's) to have now visited Perth, since services commenced earlier this month on 3rd July, we await now for the 3 remaining 777s to visit, those being B,C and D.

A comprehensive summary will be reported on this blog at month's end. 

VH-FIX 'Auscal 2' to RAAF Pearce (YPEA)

Air Services Australia Beech King Air 350 VH-FIX msn FL-90 operated by Pearl Aviation departed at 10.06hrs to RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'ADA2 / Auscal2' arrived 10.11hrs.

Operated serveral flight calibrations runs over RAAF Pearce's runways before returning back to Perth. Hexcode: 7C1A87


Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 08.33hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'SND1' and departed at 09.53hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

Polet Airlines An-124 RA-82068 'POT4770'

Landing sequence photos: Mark Lynam (copyright images)

Polet Cargo Airlines Antonov An-124-100 RA-82068 msn 977305135917 arrived into Brisbane (YBBN) today at 03.52hrs (EST) and departed for Perth at 07.31hrs (EST).

The aircraft operating as flight 'POT4770' arrived at 10.58hrs after a flight time of 5hrs.27mins, landing RWY21 (as seen here above). This aircraft carrying tonnes of mining equipment for the state's North West off loaded this afternoon onto a fleet of semi trailers.

The Ruslan departed Perth at 11.29hrs Sunday 29th July to Utapo Intl Airport (VTBU) Pattaya, Thailand as flight 'POT4769' with a flight time of 6hrs.44mins, and ETA of 17.13hrs LT.  Hexcode: 154094  

Jul 27, 2012

Air Asia X 'XAX236D/237' slight flight delay today.

Air Asia's morning arrival ex: KL today was slightly delayed this morning, the aircraft's actual arrIval / departure times below. (note the inbound flight number was adjusted accordingly for the delay) for the sake of an hour I wouldn't have bothered....but there you go!

Air Asia X A330-301 9M-XAA msn 952 arrived 06.19hrs as flight 'XAX236D' ex: Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) and departed at 08.01hrs returning back to Kuala Lumpur as flight 'XAX237': Hexcode: 750007 

EMB-190 VH-ZPA 'VOZ9981/2901'

Virgin Australia Embraer 190 VH-ZPA msn 19000148 named 'Candid Canberra' departed ex: Adelaide (YPAD) at 22.45hrs (CST) 26/07 for Perth as re-positioning flight 'VOZ9981' arriving at 00.14hrs (LT) and departed at 08.14hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'VOZ2901'. Hexcode: 7C80AC

Jul 26, 2012

RNZAF B757-2K2 NZ7572 'Kiwi 881' (YPEA)

Royal New Zealand Air Force B757-2K2 NZ7572 msn 26634 arrived 16.20hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'Kiwi 881' ex: Diego Garcia (FJDG) and departed at 08.57hrs 27/07 to RAAF Richmond  (YSRI) as same arriving at 14.07hrs (EST), then departed at 15.50hrs (EST) to Ohakea Air Force Base (NZOH/OHA) Wanganaui, New Zealand arriving at 22.15hrs (LT). Hexcode: C87F01 Last updated: 28/07

JSA111/112 delayed SIN arrival & departure

Jetstar Asia A320-232 9V-JSM msn 4872 arrived 10.55hrs ex: Singapore (WSSS) as flight '3K111' and departed at 12.15hrs returning to Singapore (WSSS) as flight '3K112'. This flight delayed from 25/07. Hexcode: 76AA6D

QF581/582 todays flight A330-203 VH-EBH

Today's Qantas Airways Sydney to Perth (QF581/582) services was operated today by A330-203 VH-EBH msn 892, (as seen here above landing RWY21) at 12.54hrs, the flight having had departed earlier at 10.30hrs (EST) with a flight time expected of 4hrs.24mins. The outbound return flight 'QF582' departed very late returnng to Sydney at 15.23hrs. Hexcode: 7C146B

Jul 25, 2012

B747-438 VH-OJJ QF581/582 today

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJJ msn 24974 departed Sydney (YSSY) at 10.56hrs (EST) bound for Perth as flight 'QF581' Hexcode: 7C482D Making her debut visit for 2012 with an ETA of 13.40hrs into Perth.

Typhoon Vicente delays CX flights to Perth

Cathay Pacific Airways flights to Perth from Hong Kong have been delayed today due to 'Typhoon Vicente' which has affected flights departing from the airport.

Update of effected flights effective 26/07:

Flight 'CX171D' operated by A330-343X B-HLO msn 393 departed Hong Kong (VHHH) at 17.44hrs (LT) 25/07 with a flight time of 7hrs.51mins to Perth, and arrived at 01.24hrs landing RWY21, the outbound return flight 'CX170' to Hong Kong (VHHH) departed Perth at 02.55hrs with an ETA of 10.24hrs 26/07. Hexcode: 78018F

Flight CX171 operated by A330-343X B-HLR msn 421 departed Hong Kong (VHHH) at 17.44hrs (LT) 25/07 with a flight time of 7hrs.51mins to Perth, and arrived at 01.37hrs landing RWY21, the outbound return flight 'CX170D' departed at 18.09hrs for the return flight back to Hong Kong.  Hexcode: 780192

Updated: 18.10hrs, 26/07

Threat of fog at Perth Airport today : Airlines re-time flight arrivals just in case.

With the threat of fog at Perth Airport today, due to clear skies, no wind and low day time max temperatures with last night's overnight minimum of 1 degress, airlines with early morning arrivals into Perth have adjusted there inbound arrival times accordingly.

China Southern Airlines A330-343E B-6500 flight CSN319 arrived 07.46hrs then departed at 09.18hrs for the return flight back to China.
Qantas Airways A330-303 VH-QPC  flight QF68 arrived on-time 06.30hrs, and with a changing of aircraft A330-303 VH-QPD departed at 11.15hrs returning to Hong Kong as flight QF67 .
Singapore Airlines B777-212 (ER) 9V-SQK flight SQ225 arrived 06.45hrs then departed at 08.09hrs for the return flight SQ224 back to Singapore.
Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXH  flight XAX237 departed 00.48hrs and arrived into KLIA at 06.37hrs (LT) today. This flight having had arrived late yesterday evening at 23.09hrs.

Today's SAA SA280/281 A343 delayed due to Hong Kong's Typhoon Vincente yesterday

Today's South African Airways  flights 'SA280/281' between Johannesburg (FAJS) and Perth (YPPH) and return has been delayed due "Typhoon Vicente" in Hong Kong area yesterday that effected many international airlines services, and thus is having a knock on effect on airlines scheduled flights today trying to catch up .

Today's service departed at 08.41hrs (LT) as flight 'SA9280' and is being operated by A340-313E ZS-SXB msn 582 which at arrived 22.05hrs, and departed (39mins late) at 00.42hrs 26/07returning to South Africa.

Updated: 26/07

With thanks to Luke Chittock for the update of information.

Jul 24, 2012

F-900EX N970SF

Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee Dassault Falcon 900EX N970SF msn 194 ex: N987L arrived 22.28hrs ex: Brisbane (YBBN) landing RWY 21 and departed at 09.30hrs 26/07 returning to Brisbane, where the aircraft arrived at 14.53hrs LT. Hexcode: AD853B (1st visit)

Qatar's B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBF's debut visit!

Qatar Airways B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBF msn 36018 arrived 17.13hrs ex: Doha as flight 'QR900' into Perth landing RWY21 and departed at 22.53hrs for the return flight 'QR901. Hexcode: 06A076 (1st visit to Perth)

SAA Qantas code share agreement update.

South African Airways (SAA) and Qantas Airways (QFA) have been granted an interim extention of permission to codeshare on flights between Johannesburg (JNB) and Perth (PER) and Sydney (SYD) by the Australian International Air Services Commission. The extention is valid until the end of March 2013.

The two carriers are seeking a three-year extention of permission for the arrangement, and a decision is expected later this year. Under the agreement, flights between JNB and PER are operated by SAA, while flights to SYD are operated by QF.

Following this decision, SAA General Manager Commercial Theunis Potgieter said the airline would increase the number of flights between JNB and PER from 6 services per week to daily services in mid-August. It will also codeshare on QF's seven flights a week between JNB and SYD.

SAA has operated the Perth route for more than 50 years, making it one of the airline's longest established destinations.

Jul 23, 2012

TWO..Qantas 747-438s in Perth together...

Had I not seen it...I wouldnt have believed it, but yes two Qantas Airways B747-438s VH-OJC msn 24406 and VH-OJD msn 24481 both operated flights into Perth ex: Sydney today.

Flight #1: VH-OJD arrived 12.59hrs as flight 'QF581' and departed at 16.32hrs as flight 'QF566' from / to YSSY.

Flight #2: VH-OJC arrived 16.15hrs as flight 'QF577' and departed at 17.35hrs as flight 'QF6111' from / to YSSY.

Fog diverts Tiger Airways A320 to Kalgoorlie!

Fog at Perth Airport earlier today diverted this Tiger Airways A320-232 VH-VNC msn 3275 to Kalgoorlie Regional Airport (YPKG) operating as flight 'TGW182' en-route from Melbourne to Perth.

Being unable to land the A320 headed to (YPKG) arriving at 09.35hrs after a 42min flight, and departed Kalgoorlie at 11.01hrs returning to Perth, arriving at 11.55hrs as flight 'TGW8184'.

VH-VNC departed Perth for Melbourne (YMML) at 13.15hrs as flight 'TGW183'.

Perth's Skywest Airlines also had 2 known flights also effected this morning from Albany & Kalgoorlie, with one diverting and the other returning back to the airport in which it had departed from.

The fog was later than usual today, and  thus did not not effect many of the  early morning departures from the airport. With more cold mornings expected this week, more foggy mornings could be on the horizion with flights being disrupted. We hope not!

 Hexcode: 7C6C26

Jul 22, 2012

CZ319/320 delayed 11hrs today, but eventually arrived

Photo: Mike Barlow (copyright image)
China Southern Airlines A330-343E B-6502 msn 958 operated today's delayed CSN319/320 services from Beijing via Guangzhou to Perth (as seen here above) arriving at 16.10hrs LT landing RWY03 and departed at 17.46hrs for the return flight back to China. Hexcode: 7804AA 

"Mermaid 3062" Falcon 2000EX (F2TH) OY-MHA

Air Alsie Dassault Falcon 2000EX (F2TH) OY-MHA msn 156 arrived 00.27hrs landing RWY03 ex: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (WMSA) Subang Jaya, Malaysia as flight 'MMD3062' and departed at 22.23hrs 26/07 returning as same. Hexcode: 45B501

Jul 21, 2012

Variety Club of WA's 'Charity Flight Day' to YBLN

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Photo: Peter Watson copyrighted image

The Variety Club of Western Australia together in partnership with Skywest Airlines and Amity Travelworld  Floreat Park in organized today's 'Charity Flight Day' to Busselton.

Passengers enjoyed a pre flight Champagne Breakfast before boarding on of three Skywest's Fokker 50s for a scenic flight to Busselton, upon arrivalwere welcomed by AEGWA member and Busselton resident Peter Watson, before then travelling to Laurence Winery for  2 course luncheon, then spending a leisurely afternoon relaxing at the Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery.

The three Skywest Airlines Fokker 50 aircraft chartered for today's flight were: VH-FNI departed at 08.54hrs, VH-FSL departed at 08.50hrs and VH-FNH departed at 09.25hrs.

With thanks to travel agent extrordinaire Luke Chittock and  staff at Skywest Airlines.

Gates Learjet-35 VH-PFA 'Medic 35'

Pacific Flight Services Gates Learjet 35 VH-PFA msn 35-6661 arrived 04.33hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia, as flight 'Medic 035' and departed at 07.15hrs returning as same. Hexcode: 7C4CA4

Jul 20, 2012

Qantas's B747-48E 'Grand Prix' returns to Perth

Photo: Mark Lynam (copyright image)

Qantas Airway's B747-48E VH-OEB msn 25778 'Grand Prix 2012'  logo jet named 'Phillip Island' (as seen here above) landing at Perth Airport at 12.52hrs today as flight 'QF581' ex: Sydney, the aircraft having had departed earlier in the day at 10.34hrs (EST). The outbound return flight to Sydney 'QF582' departed at 14.59hrs. Hexcode: 7C4771

BD-700-1A11 Global 5000' B-LRH departs

TAG Aviation (Asia) BD-700-1A11 'Global 5000' B-LRH msn 9241 departed at 12.41hrs to Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'TBJ09' Hexcode: 780A04 Note: This aircraft arrived into Perth on 16/07 ex: Sydney, making its debut visit into Perth.

A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD 'SND1'

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (CJ) VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 14.29hrs as flight 'SND1' and departed at 10.44hrs 21/07 to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

ASA's Beech Kingair 350 VH-FIX at work....today!

Photos: Mark Lynam (copyright images)

Air Services Australia (Pearl Aviation) Beech King Air 350 VH-FIX msn FL-90 departed at 10.26hrs today conducting several ILS RWY03 missed approaches. The aircraft can be "seen here above" on one of the low level flight calibration passes to RWY03. Hexcode: 7C1A87


Air Services Australia's second Beech King Air 350 D-CAUB msn FL-779 ex: N8119G arrived into Brisbane Airport (YBBN) earlier today on delivery to be used as a secondary flight calibrator aircraft.

SQ (1st B773 'SW' series to visit WA) SQ225/224

Photos: Mark Lynam (copyright 2012)
Singapore Airlines B777-312 (ER) 9V-SWA msn 34568 operated this "SW series block" of aircraft to Perth for the 1st time today. Operating the airline's overnight 'SQ225/224' services from Singapore, arrived at 05.52hrs and departed at 08.00hrs off RWY 21 "as seen above" returning back to Singapore's Changi Airport. Hexcode: 76CEE1

Jul 19, 2012

Emirates B773 A6-EGA 'EK420/421' today!

Emirates B777-31H (ER) A6-EGA msn 38984 (seen here above) arriving into Perth at 17.27hrs just on dusk on RWY21 after the completion of flight 'EK420' ex: Dubai, and departed at 22.36hrs for the return flight 'EK421' back to Dubai. Hexcode: 89619A

B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBH 'QTR900/901' (1st visit + Photos)

Qatar Airways B777-2DZ (LR) A7-BBH msn 36102 arrived 17.23hrs landing RWY21 after a 10hrs.30mins flight ex: Doha (OTBD) as flight 'QR900' today and departed at 23.00hrs as flight 'QR901' returning to Doha. Hexcode: 06A07E (1st visit to Perth)
Update: This flight landed in Doha at 04.41hrs AST 20/07 after a return flight time of 10hrs.41mins from Perth.

B747-438 VH-OJI 'QF581/582'

Qantas Airways B747-438 VH-OJI msn 24887 named 'Longreach' departed ex: Sydney at 10.59hrs (AEST) and arrived into Perth landing RWY21 at 13.10hrs as flight 'QF581' and departed at 15.04hrs returning to YSSY as flight 'QF582'.Hexcode: 7C482C