Tuesday, February 28, 2012
79-1951 was the tail number.
PT-TLS LINEAGE 1000 arrived from Sydney on demonstration.
VH-PDW Convair 580F of Pionair Cargo has recently arrived at BNE.
Skytraders A319 also has just landed from MEL.
N146EX F900 departed to AKL.
N960SF F900 arrived this arvo from Gladstone.
G4 N703LH arrived around midday from CNS.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
G550 VP-CKG arrived from Sydney yesterday and has since departed this morning to Asia.
B717 VH-NXN positioned over to BNE in readiness for route proving flights this week to GLT and ROK.
Scheduled flights commence 15 March.
Norfolk Air cease flying today from BNE and SYD and MEL.We will all miss their beautiful green and blue livery.Air New Zealand will take over the BNE and SYD to Norfolk Island air services.
Aircraft is rumoured to be going to another Australian airline ???
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The first month of this year handled a 8.3% increase over the same month last year.
It is a little too early to know, but a figure around 215,000-218,000 movements in 2012 is possible.The total for 2011 was 198,996.
Getting busier .
Photo and thanks to Bert Van Drunick.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Virgin Samoa 737-800 was in yesterday and today.ZK-PBF was the registration of this aircraft which was previously in Polynesian Blue livery.
New ATR 72 VH-FVU arrived from WATT this morning on delivery.This is Virgin Australia's 5th ATR in their fleet.
Atlas AIR 744F N476MC landed this morning .This is a first visit as well.
Twin Otter N615AR also landed today.This is a very rare aircraft in Australia these days and a major highlight.
Pac 750 ZK-KBR also arrived from Hamilton NZ.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Double digit growth for BNE in January
Brisbane Airport has kicked off the year on a high recording 10.9 per cent year-on-year growth in passenger numbers, with more than 1.75 million people passing through the Domestic and International Terminals in January.
The airport experienced its strongest international passenger growth for FY12 with more than 400,000 international passengers registered for the third time in just seven months.
Visitor numbers were up by 5.7 per cent, mainly driven by Asia, specifically an influx of travellers from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year holiday period.
Travellers from North American markets also contributed to the increase in overall visitor numbers, with the growth in the USA visitor market to Brisbane trending stronger than the national average.
Brisbane Airport CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, said, “This is a very promising start to the calendar year and we look forward to celebrating continued growth in coming months with our airline partners.”
Domestically, passenger growth reached double digits for the first time since February 2008 with a 12.1 per cent year-on-year increase recorded.
The Qantas schedules for March as below.
Week commencing Monday 12 March show BNE-GLT QF 1712 on Thurs,Fri at 1435
BNE-ROK QF 1744 at 1805 on Thurs,Fri.
Only 4 flights for week 1 out of BNE.
WEEK 2 eff 19 March shows BNE-GLT going to 7 x 717 flights out of BNE.
New flights are QF1702 Mon,Tue,Weds at 0710 and QF 1706 Mon,Tue at 1055
BNE-ROK that week has a 3rd flight QF 1736 Wed at 1040am.
Week 3 commencing 26 March shows BNE-GLT with 10 flights a week ex BNE with new flights QF 1706 Thur,Fri at 1055 and a new Sunday flight at 1640.
BNE-ROK has a additional flight QF 1740 Saturday at 1740 .
BNE-MKY flights start Monday 26th March with 5 flights a week ex BNE.
QF 1768 Mon,Tue,Weds at 1425 and QF 1760 at 0625 Thurs,Fri.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Hawaiian eyes second port.Hawaiian Airlines will explore the possibility of operating to a second Australian gateway should it's expanding Sydney operation perform well.
President and chief executive Mark Dunkerley told Travel Today that a new Australian route has previously appeared on a list of potential new route destinations without ever being on the verge of being launched.But it could be back on the radar,he said.
“We would certainly look at a new gateway but key to that is how well the new frequencies and larger aircraft are received in Sydney.
“Australia is an important destination for Hawaiian.I would hope to launch into a new Australian gateway.
In May – “possibly sooner”, said Dunkerley the carrier will then replace the 264 seater B767 with 294 seater A330'S.
A move that will increase capacity by a further 11%
Aircraft are parked at HKT- TC-ETK
PER- VH-YQB and BNE- VH-YQA and YQC.
Air Australia will be sadly missed and wish to thank them for giving BNE and MEL a go .That is the Australian way.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
From Wed.15.2.12 Melbourne 'Herald Sun' online at 8.14
Light plane belly-flops at Brisbane Airport, expect delays
Flights have been delayed at Brisbane Airport after a freight service landed without wheels on the runway overnight.
Brisbane Airport's main runway is closed and travellers are being urged to contact their airlines, after a light plane made a "wheels up" landing this morning.
The Toll Aviation turbo-prop freighter came to rest on its undercarriage about 2.30.
Incredibly neither of the two pilots was injured.
ATSB is investigating and the aircraft has been moved from the runway but it will remain closed until an inspection is complete.
Rebecca Masci from the Brisbane Airport Corporation said both the domestic and international airports were affected.
"The short cross runway has remained open and it is capable of taking aircraft up to Boeing 737 in size," said Ms Masci.
"A number of flights have been affected and we're urging passengers to contact their airline directly for information on delayed or diverted flights."
Qantas is advising passengers that flights will be suspended until at least 7.00.
I believe the airport main runway was reopened at 0600 am today.
TFX 141 was believed to have been the flight number.I don't have a registration.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
‘Skywalk’ is a new pedestrian elevated walkway at the Domestic Terminal.
Skywalk passes over the terminal road system and connects directly with the long-term and new short-term multi-level car parks. It also provides easy access to Airtrain.
Visitors to the Airport can access Skywalk via lifts, travelators and escalators directly outside the Domestic Terminal. Skywalk separates pedestrians from cars creating a safer environment, while reducing congestion on the terminal road system.
Today i had the opportunity to park in the new car park facility.It is so huge.I also used the skywalk from the car park to the terminal.Work is still in progress but it is open and looks to be a very modern new facility at Brisbane airport.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Qantaslink has had at least 2 flights with their Dash 8 aircraft and Skytrans possibly as many as 6-8 flights.
RFDS and Careflight aircraft are also involved with medical evacuations to BNE from Roma,St George,Mitchell and Dirrinbandi.
Coastwings B300 WXC and Wagners B350 WJW as well as Qld Govt B350 SGQ,and Mach Jet B200 LNJ have been operating numerous flights to the region.
Pionair Cargo CV580 has also done 5 flights out of BNE
USAF KC10 79-1712 arrived in BNE on 7th February and departed yesterday.
G550 N760CC arrived BNE from HNL this morning.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
BNE is rumoured to be the favourite.Apparently BAC and Tiger are talking currently although no decision has been made.
The benefits are BNE is centrally located with plenty of QLD destinations to the north as well as SYD,MEL,ADL,NTL,CBR to the south.A perfect geographical location for a base and if a deal can be done with Air Australia, then there is a new hangar able to fit 2 A320's side by side for maintenance .
With a expanded although busy centre satellite now able to take 7 aircraft as well as 2 at the main terminal the new capacity can take 9 aircraft.
Let's hope they select Brisbane.
Flights will commence June 12, 5 times weekly with 400 seater B777-200's .
The runway length will surely be tested on this one but i wish them well and plenty of success.
With Jetstar,Air Asia X and Scoot Gold Coast will surely be a favourite Low cost destination from Japan and Asia.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
All the spotters including me were there again.Pity they changed the runway.
VH-VVI is a Careflight medivac aircraft.
It will be sad to see them go at the end of this month.
The extra 4 flights a week OOL-MEL commenced recently and the extra daily OOL-SYD will commence 01 April 2012 making 12 flights a day OOL-SYD.
With the extra 4 a week to MEL it makes 53 flights a week with Jetstar.
Extra daily flights will commence to MEL and SYD from tomorrow with CNS,PPP and another daily MEL starting 13 feb.
On 20 Feb a extra BNE-SYD and BNE-ROK will commence and then finally from 6 March another daily BNE-MKY.
BNE will have up to 80 departures on the weekdays as opposed to 68 in early October 2011.A massive increase.
From the end of March one of the new daily Melbourne flights and also Sydney will cease.
In amongst all this will be a extra ATR flights to ROK on weekends.
Expect more flights to be added later in the year as well.
It is early so far today however C208 VH-SJJ and Brindabella J41 have been involved so far today.
Yesterday was busy with 2 Skytrans Dash 8 flights involved in evacuations out of Charleville along with Pionair Cargo Convair bringing in relief aid.Also B200,B300 VH-WXC,SGQ,OXF
Lear jet VH-VVI did 2 flights as it is a medivac rescue lear.RFDS PC12 and King Airs did a few flights as well to Charleville.
Qld Govt Hawker VH-SGY and Citation VH-PSU also were involved .
Thursday, February 2, 2012
43 departures a week are planned to GLT,ROK,MKY .ROK and MKY will also have Fokker 100's flying as well on the routes but by whom Alliance or Network ????
BAC article below.
Airlines ramp up services to regional Qld - Larger aircraft and more flights
Brisbane’s connectivity with regional Queensland was further strengthened today with the announcement by QantasLink of new B717 services between BNE-Rockhampton and BNE-Mackay, commencing 15 March and 26 March respectively.
These services are in addition to new B717 flights between BNE-Gladstone also commencing on 15 March.
The communities of Roma, Emerald and Bundaberg will also benefit from extra capacity with the airline increasing the number of weekly flights to each destination.
Collectively, the new B717 services and additional flights will contribute more than 4200 additional seats per week to the schedule.
The news follows hot on the heels of Virgin Australia’s recent announcement that it will be increasing flights between BNE and Gladstone, Rockhampton, Cairns and Proserpine throughout February.
From 13 February, Virgin Australia will also add an extra return flight seven days a week between Brisbane and Melbourne; taking the total number of flights on the route to 13 daily.
BAC CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, welcomed the news from both airlines which will have significant positive returns for regional Queensland.
“The growth of regional Queensland’s economy is dependent on strong connectivity with Brisbane and other capital city hubs around the nation.
“The importance of improved access to and frequency of quality air services for regional Queensland cannot be under-estimated.
“With upgraded aircraft servicing regional destinations and increased flights, QantasLink and Virgin Australia have added serious capacity to the market which means greater connectivity, choice and more affordability for travellers.
“We congratulate both Virgin Australia and QantasLink on these new services and look forward to working with the airlines to continue bringing people across Queensland and the world closer together,” Ms Alroe said.