Tuesday, July 30, 2013
ADB AN124F UR-82029 arrived back in BNE from POM a few minutes ago.The aircraft has been operating a few SYD-POM flights during the week.
Monday, July 29, 2013
I believe the reason is that Virgin will park some aircraft in that vicinity so the MD-82's had to be moved. Since the MD-82's have been moved some Virgin 737's have been seen on Papa.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Grumman C-2A Greyhound 162152
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
CI 053 and CI 054 will be operated by 744 from 28 November 2013 till 28 February 2014. The reason is due to peak season travel, and more Taiwanese visitors to both Brisbane and Auckland.
It will nice to see a change in equipment from A330 to 744.
China Airlines B747-400 - File Photo
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Air Services show for the financial year ending 30 June 2013 BNE handled 219,920 movements up from 206,048 the previous year.
MEL went from 208,674 to 218,974 movements.
Sydney is still Australia's busiest airport for movements.
These totals for BNE were achieved whilst only 1 runway was in use for 5 of those 12 months as RWY 14/32 was out of action.
SOURCE:Air Services Australia.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
BNE PASSENGER NUMBERS CONTINUE TO GROW
Friday 19 July 2013: Passenger numbers at Brisbane Airport continue to increase with more than 21.6 million international and domestic passengers travelling through BNE in FY13, a growth of 1.9 per cent or 407,000 additional passengers compared with FY12.
Highlights for the year include the arrival of two new carriers, Hawaiian Airlines and Philippine Airlines, as well as Thai Airways, Etihad Airways, Qantas and Malaysia Airlines increasing flights on certain routes to daily frequency. These flights collectively adding a further 11 return international services to Brisbane every week.
BNE also experienced a surge in domestic aircraft movements with an additional 270 scheduled flights added to the weekly schedule, resulting in an increase in seat capacity of 7.9 per cent or more than 1.65 million additional seats.
Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, said the growth highlights the importance of providing additional runway capacity for airline partners.
“Brisbane Airport’s new parallel runway will provide the infrastructure to service the needs of the travelling public for many decades to come.
“BAC has already invested over $60 million into phase one site works for this major project which is due for delivery by 2020.
“In the interim we are working with our partners to improve efficiency and increase the use of existing infrastructure. This includes collaborating with Airservices and our airline partners on a dedicated Airport Capacity Enhancement (ACE) program,” Ms Alroe said.
Brisbane Airport achieved a year-on-year increase of 2 per cent in domestic passengers, up 332,000 passengers to 16.84 million. Contributing to this result was an increase in scheduled weekly flight frequency from 2,911 to 3,181, with a corresponding increase in seat capacity of 7.9 per cent or more than 1.65 million additional seats on offer across the domestic network.
Illustrating the impact the resources industry is having on demand, there was a 20 per cent increase in intrastate flights, including Virgin Australia introducing three new routes between Brisbane and Mount Isa, Moranbah and Bundaberg. In terms of passenger volumes, the BNE-Gladstone route was the fastest growing, with an additional 107,000 passengers flying between the two cities.
October 2012 showed the highest monthly passengers, with volumes up over 93,000 from 2011 resulting in a new monthly domestic passenger record of over 1.5 million passengers. Capacity was also at its highest in October with over 258,000 extra seats on offer, coupled with discounting of airfares.
The busiest day for domestic travel was during September 2012 with 61,372 arrivals and departures recorded on Friday 2, setting a new daily passenger record. The AFL and NRL grand finals on 29 and 30 September respectively and state school holidays contributed to this result.
International passenger volumes in FY13 were marginally higher than FY12 with a 1.6 per cent increase.
Notable highlights for FY13 included the launch of Hawaiian Airlines direct non-stop flights between Brisbane and Honolulu three times weekly from November 2012, as well as the introduction of Philippine Airlines flying three times weekly from June 2013. United Kingdom visitor arrivals and departures and Australians heading overseas for the school holidays contributed to the busiest day for international travel on Sunday 23 June with almost 17,000 arrivals and departures recorded.
The most popular international destinations among Australian residents departing Brisbane in FY13 were New Zealand accounting for 24 per cent of all departures, USA with 10 per cent, Fiji with 6 per cent and Thailand with 6 per cent.
The fastest growing source market was China, with 15.9 per cent growth or 28,400 additional arrivals and departures. Visitor numbers from Europe grew by 5.1 per cent in FY13, reflecting the region’s gradual economic recovery.
Outlook for 2013/14
BAC expects FY14 will be another busy year, with further capacity growth flagged by domestic and international carriers, including the launch of Garuda Indonesia’s Denpasar services in August and Emirates’ upgrade from B777-300ER aircraft to A380 aircraft on the Dubai – Brisbane - Auckland route from 2 October. Drivers of inbound demand will include a busy calendar of local events, including the Ashes cricket series in Brisbane.
“We look forward to another busy year ahead with BAC continuing to plan for the future to meet the demands of expected passenger growth and focusing on works for the new runway, the launch of our Airport Master Plan, as well as over 50 civil, building and strategic planning projects across the airport,” Ms Alroe said.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
CZ381 CAN2115 – 0830+1BNE 332 D CZ382 BNE0955 – 1700CAN 332 D
Source: Airline Route
On Sat 05 Oct GA 721 departs at 1210 pm in lieu of the 0840 departure time. On Sunday 06 Oct,Tue 08Oct and Wed 09Oct GA 721 departs at 1600hrs in lieu of the 0840 am Departure. All arrivals are still at 0710am.
Between Saturday and Sunday it operates to other islands out of Honiara. The other 4 days the flight returns to BNE at 1715 on Wed,and Fri and 1600 hrs on Thurs and 1430 on Sundays.
Thai Cargo B747-4D7F HS-TGH at Sydney - Photo courtesy of Stefan Perkas
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Pointing a laser at an aircraft causes distraction or temporary flash blindness to a pilot, during a critical phase of flight such as landing or takeoff. It is a criminal offence and has resulted in arrests, trials and jail sentences. It also results in calls to license or ban laser pointers. If you notice any unauthorised laser usage directed at aircraft you should report it to Police. Thankyou.
The video below shows the effects on pilots from the unauthorised use of laser pointers directed at aircraft.
Below are a few photos on VH-PNY on a recent visit to Coolangatta.
Monday, July 15, 2013
*Departed at 2248
Saturday, July 13, 2013
**Departed BNE at 1950
File Photo - Atsungi Japan based C-2A Greyhound
Friday, July 12, 2013
- Palmer United Global Express M-ATAR msn 9060 flew Gold Coast - Brisbane - Darwin - Hong Kong
- RAAF Challenger 604 A37-001 msn 5521 flew Canberra - Brisbane - Canberra as EVY 44
- Falcon 900EX N146EX msn 146 parked at Hawker Pacific
- Hawker 900XP VH-EVF msn HA-0044 was in and out of BNE today
- Falcon 2000EX VH-CRW msn 58 returned from overseas arriving from Majuro Atoll
- Citation 680 VH-VPL msn 680-0250 arrived from Coolangatta and departed for Longreach
- Gulfstream 450 N500RP departed BNE after a 2 day stay
- Heli Niugini BK117 P2-HBM flew Bundaberg to Port of Brisbane on ferry to NZ. The heli will probably be shipped to NZ.
Dubbo, Australia – July 10, 2013 – It is with much pleasure Connect Jet – a new brand of Airline – announces new air services connecting Dubbo N.S.W to Melbourne (Essendon) and to Griffith by the end of the year. Connect Jet plans to operate 24 weekly services operating 7 days per week to Melbourne (Essendon) offering customers early morning departures and evening return flights.
After extensive research and countless surveys the Connect Jet Group have built what we believe is a customer friendly and workable timetable schedule based purely on the research attained.
Furthermore we are currently in the process of introducing further new routes that will service destinations like Cobar, Newcastle and the Gold Coast and Brisbane. All our routes will interact with each other to be able to streamline our services making our customers connect to these exciting new destinations. The selection of the Beech 1900D is a very popular choice of aircraft which gives us a fast, comfortable and reliable turbo prop aircraft which is ideally suited for these services.
Image from ConnectJet.com.au
When Connect Jet first entered negotiations with Dubbo City Council in July 2012, there was no mention of any security screening and charges related to the screening. Along the way Dubbo City Council changed its position and insists on all RPT carriers being screened and paying its share of screening charges to facilitate the entry of Qantas’ larger aircraft that require screening.
These additional charges will make our services non commercially viable and force us to consider other airports like Narromine Airport. Since then the Dubbo City Council has requested us to renegotiate an outcome. Connect Jet will reconsider using Dubbo Airport if it does not need to pay for security charges that are not required by law and which simply goes to subsidise Qantas services.
We will be in further discussion with the Dubbo City Council this week and the latter will make a final decision at its council meeting on 22 July 2013. We are confident that the Dubbo City Council will put the interest of the Dubbo community first and to make a decision that will have tremendous benefit to the entire community and surrounding areas like Nyngan and Mudgee as well.
On behalf of all the team at Connect Jet this has been a hard two years of excellent research with a wonderful outcome. We look forward to providing you all with the new services and growing in Regional Australia.
To you the valued guest trying this new brand of airline, we say “Welcome Aboard”
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Today Vincent operated a flight to Middlemount with their 146 ZK-ECO.This aircraft departed at 1020am from BNE and is due back approx 1.00 pm .This could be the start of Fifo although i am not sure but time will tell.
Alliance commenced Monday flights to The Monument approx 4-5 weeks ago as QQ 833 at 1130 am back as QQ 834 around noon.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Qantas 12 arriving onto runway 19 from Honolulu