Saturday, 26 October 2013

A Couple of Bizjets Pass Through

  • At around 3:10am this morning, Vistajet (Canada) Bombardier Global 6000 9H-VJC arrived from Gimpo (RKSS) as VJT748.
In a few hours time it will depart Cairns for Don Muang (Old Bangkok Int'l) (VTBD) as VJT748.

  • Another bizjet that made a very quick stop: a South African registered Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express. ZS-AMP arrived from Honolulu (PHNL) in the early morning. Less than an hour later it departed for Perth (YPPH).

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Recent News

A bit of news recently,

  • I-Fly Airlines Airbus A330-300 EI-FBU departed on Tuesday for Fukuoka (RJFF) as RSY9558. This morning the same A330 arrived from Fukuoka (RJFF) as RSY9557.

  • Also popping by on Tuesday by was Lynden Air Cargo C130 Hercules P2-LAD from Nadzab (AYNZ) as L25044. This morning it departed to Port Moresby (AYPY) as L25044.
And according to Flightaware the Hercules will be coming back here tonight as L25044 from Tabubil (AYTB).

Friday, 18 October 2013

I-Fly A330-300 and Thomson 757-200 Depart

This morning, I-Fly Airbus A330-300 EI-FBU departed Cairns for Fukuoka (RJFF) as RSY9558. It is scheduled to return early tomorrow morning from Fukuoka once again.

Also this morning, Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 G-OOBF departed to Siem Reap (VDSR), India as TOM952.


Thursday, 17 October 2013

Thomson 757 Charter

Yesterday, Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 G-OOBF arrived in Cairns as TOM952 from Apia (NSFA). I did not manage to get a photo of it.


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Jetstar 787-8 First Visit!

This morning, Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKA made it's first visit as JQ1607 from Melbourne (YMML).

Jetstar 787-8 VH-VKA arriving at Cairns this morning

In fact, this is the very first visit of a Boeing 787-8 to Cairns, making it a very historic moment.

According to Jetstar, the 787s will be flying domestic routes for about four weeks before launching international services by the end of this year:
“We will introduce the 787 on services from Melbourne to the Gold Coast and Melbourne to Cairns for just over four weeks before we launch international services towards the end of the year,” Ms Hrdlicka said.

It departed back to Melbourne (YMML) as JQ1608.

Some more photos:

Parked over at the Domestic terminal


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

I-Fly A330-300 Arrives and an Embaer 135BJ Visits

I-Fly Airbus A330-300 EI-FBU made an early morning arrival today from Fukuoka (RJFF) as RSY9557. It is currently parked on Taxiway Golf.
Below is a superb shot of it departing Barcelona earlier this year by Manuel Del Amo:

Also passing by was Embraer 135BJ VH-VLT. I believe it came from Rabaul (AYRB).

EMB135BJ VH-VLT parked at Cairns yesterday afternoon


Saturday, 12 October 2013

Antonov An-124 Makes a Brief Stop

Earlier this morning, Volga-Dnepr Airlines RA-82044 arrived at Cairns from Mactan-Cebu (RPVM) in the Philippines as VDA1204. After a two hour stopover, the Antonov departed for Ohakea Air Force Base (NZOH) using the same Flight Number.

Here are some photos of it landing this morning:

Parked at Gate 10:

And shots of it departing Cairns:

All-up there are twenty four tyres on the An-124!

It was a very slow climb out of Cairns

Hopefully it will come back on the return leg from Ohakea AFB.


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

China Airlines A330-300 Departs and Lynden Air Cargo Hercules Arrives

This afternoon, China Airlines Airbus A330-300 B-18358 finally departed after an engine failure near Cape York forced the plane to divert to Cairns on Friday 4th October. (See post here:

It departed bound for Taipei (RCTP) as CI52D. These shots are from a few days ago:

Also, arriving into Cairns at about 12:30pm today was Lynden Air Cargo C130 Hercules P2-LAD from Nadzab (AYNZ) as L22027.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Shortstop Jet Charter Learjet 35A Makes A Brief Visit

Yesterday, Shortstop Jet Charter Learjet 35A VH-OVB touched down from it's base in Essendon (YMEN). A short while later the Learjet departed back to Essendon (YMEN).

Interestingly, OVB also visited Cairns the day before, making a quick stop and then departing back to Essendon.

Learjet 35A VH-OVB taxiing to Hawker Pacific after landing

Learjet 35A VH-OVB taxiing for departure

Learjet 35A VH-OVB departing

Planespotting Photos From Yesterday

Planespotting photos from yesterday. Perfect weather for flying!

Air Niugini Fokker 100 P2-ANH

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VXO with "Sharing The Spirit" titles

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-YIV

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VON

Qantas Boeing 767-300 VH-OGJ

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQL

WestWing Aviation Cessna 208B VH-WZY

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-YIV

QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOC

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VXO

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQC

Jetstar Airbus A330-200 VH-EBE

NQAC Cessna 172XP VH-SPW

NQAC Cessna 172 VH-LHI

Piper PA32 Cherokee VH-KEO

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQW

Flightech Aero Commander 500S VH-WZI

Qantas Boeing 767-300 VH-OGJ

Cessna 172 VH-LIO

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQR

Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208B VH-TFQ

QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOU

Learjet 35A VH-OVB made a brief stop at Cairns (see post above)

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQH

QantasLink Dash 8 Q300 VH-SBB

Learjet 35A VH-OVB

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-YVD

Hinterland Aviation Cessna 402C VH-TFZ

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQC

QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOH in it's breast cancer awareness livery

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VGR

Mooney Bravo M20J VH-CVB