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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Jetgo ERJ135 VH-JZG

This ERJ135 was taxiing out for Runway 01 on Monday to fly to Horn Island and PNG on a charter.

China Airlines B-18208 yesterday.

2 photos of their 50 years Logojet landing 01 at BNE.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Korean Airlines A333 HL8001

Korean Airlines Airbus A330-323 HL8001 msn 1556 made its first visit today operating KAL123/124.

Gold Coast diversions today

The following flights diverted to Brisbane due to poor visibility caused by heavy rain and low cloud at Gold Coast Airport.

  • AirAsia D7206 KUL-OOL A333 9M-XXF
  • Jetstar JQ238 AKL-OOL A320 VH-VFD
  • Jetstar JQ12 NRT-OOL B788 VH-VKD
  • Jetstar JQ430 MEL-OOL A321 VH-VWU
  • Jetstar JQ400 SYD-OOL A320 VH-VQF
  • Tigerair TT604 SYD-OOL A320 VH-VNP
There may be more later this morning, if so the list will be updated.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Gulfstream G650 N747SC

Gulfstream G650 N747SC msn 6089 arrived BNE from Maroochydore.

Gulfstream G550 N725AF

Gulfstream G550 N725AF msn 5330 arrived BNE today from Townsville.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Final Qantas 767-300 flights to BNE tomorrow

Tomorrow Qantas will operate the final scheduled Boeing 767-300 services to Brisbane. At the conclusion of tomorrow all remaining Boeing 767s will be withdrawn from service. Five Qantas Boeing 767s are currently still in service (VH-OGL/OGM/OGO/OGT and OGU) along with one all cargo version (VH-EFR). VH-EFR will still remain in service.

The final flights through Brisbane tomorrow are as follows:

  • QF501 BNE-SYD DEP 0500
  • QF508 SYD-BNE ARR 0835
  • QF517 BNE-SYD DEP 0925
  • QF524 SYD-BNE ARR 1235
  • QF530 SYD-BNE ARR 1435
As you can see from the list two 767s are arriving into Brisbane without a departure listed so these may be going to have some pre-retirement work done here before ferrying to their storage destination.

Some Qantas group 767-300 pictures over the years.


Qantas Socceroos 2006 livery on Boeing 767-336 VH-ZXB at Brisbane


Australian Airlines livery on B767-338 VH-OGV departing Sydney


Mainline livery on B767-338 VH-OGS landing Darwin


Wallabies 2007 livery on B767-338 VH-OGL departing Brisbane



B767-338 VH-OGH touching down in Brisbane


Disney Planes livery on B767-338 VH-OGG

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Korean Airlines A333 HL8002

Korean Airlines Airbus A330-323 HL8002 msn 1576 made its first visit today operating KAL123/124.

Merry Christmas

We would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2015. Happy holidays, plane spotting and as always stay safe.

BNE Blog Team.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Gulfstream 550 B-HVP

Gulfstream 550 B-HVP msn 5216 arrived BNE yesterday evening.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hawaiian A332 N380HA

Hawaiian Airlines A330-243 N380HA msn 1104 made its first visit operating HAL443/444.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Qantas QF100 diversion

Qantas QF100 from Los Angeles to Melbourne made a brief stop in BNE this morning. The flight operated by Qantas Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ continued to Melbourne at 04:52am.

Hawaiian A332 N370HA

Hawaiian Airlines A330-243 N370HA msn 1511 made its first visit to BNE last night as HAL443/444.

RP-C9917 A321WL first time to BNE.

Philippines have brought in their 9th different A321 into BNE today with RP-C9917 landing.

Volga Dnepr AN124F at BNE today

Volga Dnepr Antonov AN-124-100 Ruslan RA-82081 operating as VDA 2634 from Chennai and Darwin landed at 1040am local at BNE.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A few from today at YBBN.

Aircalin A320 F-OZNC.A rare and possibly first time visitor B250 VH-NMW as well as China Airlines 744 first time visitor B-18210.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Global 5000 N103ZZ

Tag Jet (Hong Kong) Bombardier Global 5000 N103ZZ msn 9308 operated Sydney - Gold Coast - Brisbane today.

Hawaiian A332 N384HA

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-243 N384HA msn 1259 made its first visit operating HAL443/444.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Philippines A321 RP-C9910

Philippine Airlines Airbus A321-231 RP-C9910 msn 6201 made its first visit today operating PAL221/222.

Jetstar A320 VH-VFY

Jetstar A320-232SL VH-VFY msn 6362 operated its first visit to BNE operating JQ810/811 to/from Sydney. VFY was delivered to Jetstar in Melbourne on December 7th.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Westwind 1124 VH-IER

Israel Aircraft Industries 1124A Westwind VH-IER msn 359 made her first visit to BNE today. Operated by Capital Jet Resources P/L.

Gulfstream 550 N505D

Gulfstream 550 N505D msn 5323 operated arrived BNE from Sydney today.

Emirates SkyCargo B772 A6-EFO 2nd visit

Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F1H A6-EFO msn 42233 operated Auckland - Brisbane - Auckland today as EK9778/9781. The aircraft is expected to operate back to BNE tonight.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Emirates SkyCargo B77F A6-EFO

Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F1H A6-EFO msn 42233 operated Singapore - Sydney - Brisbane tonight as UAE9822. Due out for Auckland later tonight.

Jetstar Inaugural flight to Honolulu

Jetstar Airbus A330-202 VH-EBF operated the inaugural JQ6 Honolulu - Brisbane and JQ5 Brisbane - Honolulu service today.


Jetstar A332 VH-EBF

China Airlines B744 B-18215

China Airlines Boeing 747-409 B-18215 msn 33737 made its first visit operating CI053 Taipei - Brisbane - Auckland.

Gulfstream 3 N734TJ

Gulfstream III N734TJ msn 392 arrived BNE last night from Honolulu via Majuro.


File Photo

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Emirates A388 A6-EOD

Emirates A380-861 A6-EOD msn 168 made its first visit today as EK434 from Dubai.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hawaiian A332 N386HA

Hawaiian Airlines A330-243 N386HA msn 1302 first visit operating HA443.

Friday, December 12, 2014

China Airlines B744 B-18208

China Airlines Boeing 747-409 B-18208 msn 29031 made its first visit today operating CAL053 Taipei - Brisbane - Auckland. B-18208 features a "50th Anniversary" sticker on the rear fuselage.

Falcon 900 N610RL

Dassault Falcon 900 N610RL msn 68 operated Nadi - Brisbane - Hamilton Is.

Global 5000 N755RA

Global 5000 N755RA arrived BNE this afternoon from Adelaide.


File Photo

Sydney diversions this morning

A couple of Sydney bound flights diverted to BNE this morning due to pavement failure at Sydney Airport causing excessive holding times.

  • United UA839 LAX-SYD B777-200 N782UA
  • Virgin Australia VA1408 CNS-SYD Embraer 190 VH-ZPN

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Air Tahiti Nui A343 F-OLOV

Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340-313 F-OLOV msn 668 operated an Australian Defence Force charter through Brisbane today as ASY31 Darwin - Brisbane - Sydney.

Hawaiian A332 N395HA

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-243 N395HA msn 1469 made its first visit tonight operating HAL443 from Honolulu.

Diversions due to BNE storms

The following Brisbane bound flights were diverted this evening due to storms.

  • Virgin Australia VA333 B738 VH-YFH MEL-BNE diverted to Coffs Harbour
  • Virgin Australia VA782 B738 VH-VUE CNS-BNE diverted to Gold Coast
  • Jetstar JQ818 A320 VH-VQH SYD-BNE diverted to Gold Coast
  • Jetstar JQ564 A320 VH-JQX MEL-BNE diverted to Sydney
  • Virgin Australia Regional VA539A ATR72 VH-FVH PQQ-BNE diverted to Port Macquarie

Philippines A321 RP-C9909

Philippine Airlines A321-231/SL RP-C9909 msn 6074 made its first visit today operating PAL221/222.


Photo by Lloyd

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hawaiian A332 N396HA

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-243 N396HA made its first visit operating HAL443 from Honolulu.

Diversions today due storms

The following diversions were noted today due to thunderstorms in the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas.

Gold Coast bound flights:

  • Virgin Australia VA527 SYD-OOL B737-800 VH-VUJ diverted to Brisbane
  • Virgin Australia VA749 MEL-OOL B737-800 VH-YIZ diverted to Brisbane
Brisbane bound flights:
  • Qantas QF544 SYD-BNE B737-800 VH-VYG diverted to the Gold Coast
  • Qantas QF542 SYD-BNE B737-800 VH-XZH diverted to the Gold Coast
  • Jetstar JQ486 NTL-BNE A320 VH-XSJ diverted to the Gold Coast
  • Qantas QF975 TSV-BNE B737-800 VH-VXE diverted to the Gold Coast
  • Qantas QF632 MEL-BNE B737-800 VH-VYA diverted to the Gold Coast
  • Jetstar JQ889 MKY-BNE A320 VH-VQW diverted to Sydney
  • Qantaslink QF2399 THG-BNE Dash 8-200 VH-TQS diverted to Roma
There may be more later tonight, if so the list will be updated.

Philippine A321 RP-C9915

Philippine Airlines Airbus A321-231 RP-C9915 msn 6330 made its first visit today operating PAL221/222.

QANTAS to resume BNE-NRT (Tokyo)

Qantas today in Brisbane announced a resumption of BNE-NRT flights in August next year.

Flights will be operated 4 times a week with A330'S.Qantas will begin direct flights from Brisbane to Tokyo’s Narita Airport from August next year as part of the airline’s expansion of services into Japan. This new direct service will operate four times a week and complement a new direct daily Sydney-Haneda service.*

Qantas will also fly to Narita on three alternate days from another Australian port, which will be finalised shortly, meaning the airline will offer double daily services to Japan. In total, Qantas will add more than 4,000 seats per week across 14 return flights between Australia and Japan on a combination of B747 (to Haneda) and A330 (to Narita) services.

The announcement was made at Qantas’ Brisbane Heavy Maintenance Facility where Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Queensland Premier Campbell Newman inspected work on the first of 28 Airbus A330s to be fitted with new class-leading interiors. It follows Qantas’ recent confirmation that it had obtained peak time slots to operate daily services to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport in addition to its existing slots to Narita. The extra capacity comes as departures from Australia to Japan have grown 17 per cent in the past year.

The extra flying time has been made possible through improved aircraft utilisation. Mr Joyce said the new direct service from Brisbane to Japan was a coup for Australian travellers as well as for the local economy. “We are delighted to offer Qantas customers a choice of four weekly services from Brisbane to Tokyo beginning in August next year,” Mr Joyce said.

“This is great news for Brisbane customers wanting to visit Japan but it’s also great news for tourism because it makes Queensland even more accessible to Japanese travellers.

SOURCE:Qantas Media.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hongkong Jet A332 VP-CBE

Hongkong Jet Airbus A330-202 VP-CBE msn 1321 operated Manila - Gold Coast - Brisbane tonight. Hong Kong Jet is a VIP charter company of the Hainan Air Group.

Sydney diversions

Some aircraft diverted to BNE this afternoon due to storms in Sydney.

  • Qantas (Jetconnect) QF146 AKL-SYD Boeing 737-800 ZK-ZQE
  • Emirates EK419 CHC-SYD Boeing 777-300ER A6-EBY

Falcon 900 N501DB

Dassault Falcon 900C N501DB msn 196 arrived BNE from Queenstown, NZ.

China Airlines B744 B-18212

China Airlines Boeing 747-409 B-18212 msn 33736 made its first visit arriving today from Taipei as CAL053.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Inaugural Hawaiian A330 service

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-243 N382HA msn 1171 operated Hawaiian's inaugural A330-200 service to BNE tonight replacing Boeing 767-300s.

China Southern A333 B-5939

China Southern A330-323 B-5939 msn 1494 made its first visit today operating CZ381/382.

Friday, December 5, 2014

China Airlines B744 B-18206

China Airlines Boeing 747-409 B-18206 msn 29030 made its first visit today operating CAL053 Taipei - Brisbane - Auckland. B-18206 is in full Skyteam Allaince livery.

Emirates A388 A6-EOC

Emirates A380-861 A6-EOC msn 165 made its first visit today operating EK434 Dubai - Brisbane - Auckland.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sydney diversions tonight

Some diversions from Sydney tonight due to storms.

  • Qantas (Jetconnect) QF146 AKL - SYD Boeing 737-800 ZK-ZQA
  • Qantas QF468 MEL - SYD Airbus A330-300 VH-QPB
  • Singapore Airlines SQ241 SIN - SYD Boeing 777-200 9V-SVI
  • Emirates Cargo EK9822 SIN - SYD Boeing 777-200F A6-EFM

Euro Atlantic operating for Air Niugini.

CS-TRW a 767-300 of euro Atlantic operated PX003 POM-BNE today.

This is it's first scheduled service replacing a 767-300 going into maintenance.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

China Airlines B744 B-18211

China Airlines Boeing 747-409 B-18211 msn 33735 made its first visit today operating CAL053 Taipei - Brisbane - Auckland substituting for the usual A330-300. Boeing 747-400s will return on the CAL53/54 service from December 5th.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Challenger 601 N23SB

CL601-3A Challenger N23SB msn 5074 arrived today from Essendon.

Cobham Aviation RJ85 G-CDYK

Cobham British Aerospace Avro RJ85 G-CDYK msn E2329 operated Darwin - Cairns - Brisbane - Adelaide today on delivery to Cobham Aviation. G-CDYK is ex N513XJ of Mesaba Airlines (USA).


Photos by a contributor

Snapshot at BNE yesterday afternoon.

Includes a Chinese biz jet and the newest Aircalin A320 and Hawaiian and others.

Emirates B77W A6-ENS

Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) A6-ENS msn 41365 made its first visit tonight operating EK432/433.