Jul 23, 2012
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!