A Qantas Boeing 767-336 VH-ZXF operating QF 545 from Brisbane to Sydney made an emergency landing back into Brisbane 19 minutes after departure due to the tail striking the runway on rotation. The aircraft made a safe landing onto runway 01.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
ALSO commencing a daily rotation this Sun is Etihad which will add a extra 4 flights a week on Tue,Wed,Fri and Sundays.This is a permanent increase and will still operate via SIN in both directions with 332 equipment.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The following info is from BAC
Brisbane Airport acheived a record 21.5 million passengers in 2012. This was an increase of 4.5 percent over 2011. Domestic travellers grew by 5 percent and International by 1.4 percent.
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, said, “Brisbane Airport’s 2012 passenger figures are very pleasing given it was another challenging year for the industry both nationally and globally.
The following info is from BAC
"Update as at 12:30pm Monday 28/1/13: the 'Plane Spotters' area at Acacia Street at Brisbane Airport is currently closed due to trees across the road. It is unlikely the debris will be cleared until tomorrow."
Sunday, January 27, 2013
YBBN INFORMATION SIERRA 0248Z
EXPECT INSTRUMENT APP RWY 01
HIGH INTENSITY APP LIGHTS ON
WIND VARYING 020-080 DEG
MIN 20KTS, MAX 35KTS, GUST 45KTS
VISIBILITY REDUCING 4000M IN RAIN
CLOUD SCT 0800FT, BKN 1200FT
SEVERE TURBULENCE REPORTED BELOW 5000FT
SEVERE UNDERSHOOT SHEAR REPORTED AT 0050FT
Brisbane Airport still remains open at this time. Travellers should check with their airline for possible delays or cancellations.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Well the nearest thing we have heard since then was a article in the Gold Coast bulletin last week.
Link to source:
Gold Coast Tourism closely follows Brisbane Airport's movements and flight plans. It is, as GCT boss Martin Winter said, the city's "unsung hero".
He said additional carriers from growing markets such as Indonesia and Japan would be a positive for the city, with Garuda and Japan Airlines coming or in talks about coming back to Brisbane.
This signals that the southeast is being seen as a destination that the burgeoning Indonesian market is interested in, as well as the recovering Japanese sector.
The new flight is on Wednesday.
Please see Amadeus Timetable display below:
** AMADEUS TIMETABLE - TN ** CAN GUANGZHOU.CN 01APR13 08APR13
1 CZ 382 X57 BNE CAN 0955 1700 0 01APR13 26OCT13 333 9:05
** AMADEUS TIMETABLE - TN ** BNE BRISBANE.AUQL 01APR13 08APR13
1 CZ 381 X46 CAN BNE 2115 0825+1 0 31MAR13 25OCT13 333 9:10
I will be posting any new and increased flights by all airlines as they come through.So stand by .
CLEARED TO LAND
From the tower.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Freedom Air of New Zealand was founded in 1995 and its aim was to provide low-cost flights accross the Tasman from its NZ base of Hamilton (HLZ). Freedom Air commenced flights to BNE on 16 December 1995 using a leased Boeing 757-28A from Britannia Airways (UK) rego G-BYAF. The Boeing 757 was replaced by a leased Boeing 737-3S1 N371TA from TACA (El Salvador) which visited on 27th April 1996. On 6th April 1997 Freedom Air's first owned aircraft Boeing 737-3M8 ZK-FDM operated the flight from HLZ to BNE. N371TA was returned to TACA.
By 2004 Freedom Air operated five Boeing 737-300s on flights from Brisbane to Hamilton (HLZ), Palmerston North (PMR) and Dunedin (DUD).
In June 2005 the airline took delivery of their first Airbus A320 ZK-OJK cn2445. By March 2007 the Freedom Air fleet consisted of 12 Airbus A320s.
On 30th March 2008 Freedom Air ceased all operations and most of the fleet of A320s was intergrated into the Air New Zealand fleet. Their brightly coloured aircraft will be sadly missed.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Well we waited and waited but no Rhinos turned up. You win some and you loose some!
VP-CBI and VP-CBH sitting idle on taxiway Papa
What does the future hold for these two MD82s purchased by mining magnate Clive Palmer back in late 2007. VP-CBI pictured on the left hasn't flewn since February 2012 and VP-CBH on the right hasn't seen action since September 2011. They are certainly becoming part of the landscape at BNE. Lets hope they return to the skies again soon!