Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Photos of Jetstar A320 VH-VGF 'Jaffa Jet' Departing Cairns

Photos of Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VGF, affectionately known as 'Jaffa Jet', departing Cairns for the Gold Coast (YBCG) as JQ967 yesterday:

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VGF

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Jet Aviation Business Jets Airbus A319 VP-CCJ

Arriving from Singapore Changi (WSSS) last night was Jet Aviation Business Jets Airbus A319 VP-CCJ.

Jet Aviation Business Jets Airbus A319 VP-CCJ.

After a short stopover, the 2005-built A319 departed Cairns for Nadi (NFFN).


Friday, 26 September 2014

Photos - Runway 33 Operations

Some photos of Runway 33 action today:

Tigerair Airbus A320 VH-VND

Tigeriar Airbus A320 VH-VNO

Air New Zealand Airbus A320 ZK-OJI

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-YFJ

QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOI

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VXL


Gulfstream V B-8292 Lands

Arriving yesterday morning from Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS) was Gulfstream V B-8292.

Gulfstream V B-9282 arriving at Cairns yesterday

According to FlightAware, the Gulfstream is expected to depart Cairns for Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) today.

Plane Spotting Photos From Yesterday

A few shots from Thursday:

Surveillance Australia Dash 8-200 VH-LCL

Jetstar Airbus A321 VH-VWX

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VXM

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-JQL

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VUE

In fact, it is believed that this is -VUE's first visit since being repainted into the Virgin Australia livery earlier in the week.

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VYE

Qantas Boeing 767-300 VH-OGS

QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOI

Monday, 22 September 2014

Another Diversion - China Southern A330-200

For the second time in as many days, Cairns was host to another diversion. This time, it was China Southern Airbus A330-200 B-6548.

The A330 was operating Guangzhou (ZGGG) - Brisbane (YBBN) as CZ381.

China Southern Airbus A330-200 B-6548 arriving at Cairns this morning

After spending an hour-and-a-half on the ground, the two-year-old A330-200 departed Cairns for Brisbane (YBBN) as CZ381.

China Southern Airbus A330-200 B-6548 departing Cairns


Sunday, 21 September 2014

USAF 737-BBJ, German Air Force A340 and a Bombardier Challenger Visit Cairns!

Over the past few days, multiple noteworthy aircraft have visited Cairns.
  • The first to arrive on Thursday 18th September, was United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing 737-BBJ 01-0041.

USAF Boeing 737-BBJ 01-0041 parked at Cairns this afternoon

This evening, the BBJ departed Cairns for unknown.

  • On Friday 19th September, Bombardier Challenger 605 OE-INM arrived from Singapore Changi (WSSS) as VJS578E.
The next day, the Challenger departed back to Singapore Changi (WSSS) as VJS578E.

  • And lastly, also arriving on Friday 19th September, was German Air Force Airbus A340-300 16+02
This afternoon, the A340-300 departed Cairns. It was heard using the callsign 'German Air Force 875'

German Air Force A340-300 16+02 this afternoon