Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BNE TODAY-Wedgetail and ATR

A30-003 landing 19 at BNE today
Virgin ATR72-500 at BNE logistics apron today

Saturday, August 20, 2011

BNE this arvo

VH-QQM at BNE GA today
Hawker 800 VH-ACE today.
VH-ZPR today

H4-BUS has arrived Home.

H4-BUS arriving at YBBN this arvo.

Possible new airlines for BNE in the next few years?

I thought that i would look at the possibilities.Most of this is my own opinion and rumors and little tit bits that you read and hear within the industry from time to time.
Vietnam Airlines,Cebu Pacific,Singapore's new unnamed LCC carrier,United,Hawaiian,Air Canada,JAL,Skywest,Network,Air Asia X,Air China,Garuda or Batavia.

I believe over the next 2-3 years some of these carriers will be offering BNE flights.
The 2 domestic carriers Network and Skywest will operate Mining charters out of BNE,I am extremely certain of this aspect once they get more aircraft.Network have 10 F100's on order and Skywest more A320'S.
Of course Strategic will rebrand as Air Australia and become a low cost carrier which may lead to Garuda resuming flights as a full cost carrier ?
I will look into this topic more during the year.
Cheers all.

Tiger Airways returns to Brisbane

Tiger commenced a daily MEL-BNE on Thursday and will increase this to twice daily this Tuesday.At the time Tiger suspended all flights it was operating 3 MEL-BNE daily and 2 SYD-BNE daily.Looking at their timetable MEL-BNE will increase to 3 daily shortly however no mention of SYD-BNE being reinstated in the near future.
We wish Tiger all the best and hope that all their safety issues are long behind them.

BNE airport record aircraft movements for July

17,052 aircraft movements were recorded during BNE in July a new record.This was done also without Tiger airways which would have contributed a further 310 movements.
This figure will end up being around 17,150 once a update is done in 3-4 months time when circuit traffic is added.
BNE will go very close to 200,000 movements this year.

The week that was

VH-FVH was the star arrival however also VH-ZPT E-190 also arrived on delivery .Biz highlights were Falcon 50 VH-FOL,Hawker VH-ACE,Falcon 900 N146EX.
Alliance Fokker 50 this week was VH-FKX.

Strategic news

Unfortunately BNE-GLT route was shelved a week ago but yesterday announcement that BNE-HNL-MEL-HNL routes will both increase to 3 a week from late March 2012.
BNE-MEL yet to be announced plans to be 4 daily with A320's.

A changing week in Aviation

Well finally VH-FVH ATR 72 for Virgin landed at 1912 on Thursday the 18th August from Timor.
This is the first of 18 aircraft on order and the first 4 will be 500 series models and will be replaced by a 600 series mid 2012.
The new ATR will be deployed on BNE-GLT,BNE-PQQ,SYD-PQQ and SYD-CBR for the first 3 aircraft.Aircraft 4 due soon has no route utilization plans advised at this stage.
Today FVH departed BNE for the Bundaberg airshow to be on static display.
This aircraft will change Australian Aviation as there will be now competition in regional markets.
Well done Virgin and thank you for selecting BNE as your first hub port for this beautiful airliner.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Strategic rebrands as Air Australia

From 30 oct 2011 Strategic Airlines will be known as Air Australia and will rebrand as a low cost carrier and fly to HNL out of both BNE and MEL.

Schedules below from Airlines routes.

Strategic Airlines to launch Australia – Hawaii service from mid-Dec 2011

Australia’s Strategic Airlines starting December 2011 will be expanding its service to the US, with 2 weekly each of Brisbane – Honolulu and Melbourne – Honolulu service starting 14DEC11.

Airbus A330-200 to operate the service with following operational pattern: Brisbane – Honolulu – Melbourne – Honolulu – Brisbane.

Reservation will be available starting Monday 15AUG11 (Australia time). However, the airline says fares will not be available until 29AUG11 at the earliest due to these routes remain subject to government approval.


Brisbane – Honolulu
VC001 BNE1800 – 0725HNL 332 35
VC002 HNL1015 – 1600+1BNE 332 46

The airline also says it’ll be launching 4 Daily Melbourne – Brisbane service by December 2011 and increases service to Denpasar and Phuket.

BNE-DPS will go from 2 A330 flights a week to 4 A320's with Monday and Fridays being the new days.

As the article states BNE-HKT will also increase however no new days have been announced.Also a new domestic route will commence with A320's between BNE and MEL.

We wish them all the success and am proud that they are are Queensland carrier.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

BNE American ERJ-135 plus others

VH-QQA dash 8 Air Cruising at BNE 9th August 2011
Photo Bert V.
Newest Virgin VH-YIA at BNE 10 August 2011
Photo M.Raftery
N580ML arrived BNE on 9 August 2011.
Photo M.Raftery

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Skytrans Dash's today

The newest and largest member of the fleet Dash 8-300 VH-QQM at BNE today.
VH-QQH at BNE today
VH-QQJ Dash 8-100

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gold Coast special movements

Nomad VH-ATO today at OOL
Photo Terry Magee
VH-SKU B200 in OOL yesterday.
Photo Terry Magee.
G5 N505D arriving at OOL today.
Photo Terry Magee

Monday, August 1, 2011

BNE biz and others today

Challenger 600 VH-EVJ landing RWY 19 at BNE today.
Cit 525 at BNE today VH-DAA
Challenger 850 VH-LEF also from ESS today
Global 5000 VH-LEP from ESS today at BNE
Another 777-300ER VH-VPH today
ZK-OKM landing 19 TODAY as NZ 135 from AKL.

OOL specials in past few days

Gulfstream N810LP at OOL yesterday
Photo Terry Magee
Merlin VH-LDQ at OOL yesterday 31July
Photo Terry Magee