Saturday, 28 February 2015

A Few Aircraft Photographed at Cairns Recently

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-XZK arriving on Monday 23rd February

Rex Saab 340B VH-ZLQ arriving on Wednesday 25th February

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VOO (ex. ZK-PBA) on Thursday 26th February

Jetstar Airbus A320SL VH-VFU departing on Thursday 26th February

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VOY

On Thursday 26th February, Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VOY (ex. ZK-PBD) made its first visit to Cairns since being transferred on to the Australian register.

-VOY arrived from Brisbane (YBBN) as VA773.

After a quick turn-around, it departed Cairns bound for Brisbane (YBBN) as VA776.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Variety of Choppers at Cairns Recently

A few photos of various helicopters operating flights to and from the reef out of Cairns Airport on Saturday 15th February:

Nautilus Aviation Bell 206B VH-CHV

GBR Helicopters Bell 206L VH-IHT

Nautilus Aviaiton Eurocopter EC120B VH-BKU

GBR Helicopters Bell 206B VH-CDS

Nautilus Aviation Eurocopter EC130 VH-ZVY

GBR Helicopters Bell 206L VH-NOC

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Virgin Australia 737-800 VH-VOP

This morning, Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VOP made its first visit to Cairns since returning to the Australian register.

The 11-year-old 737-800 arrived from Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) as VA1413.

An hour later, -VOP later departed back to Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) as VA1416.

It is believed that this is ex. ZK-PBB.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKI - First Visit

During the morning of Sunday 22nd February, Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKI made its first visit to Cairns.

It arrived from Melbourne Tullamarine (YMML) as JQ15.

After a stopover of about two hours, it continued on to Osaka Kansai (RJBB) as JQ15.

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 - file photo

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Yesterday's Plane Spotting Photos

Jestar Airbus A321 VH-VWZ

China Eastern Airbus A330-200 B-6122

Jestar Airbus A320SL VH-VFT

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQM

QantasLink Dash 8 Q300 VH-SBV

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VGZ

GBR Helicopters Aerospatiale AS350 VH-SFX

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-YFQ

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VYB

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VUB.  Interestingly, -VUB was ex. ZK-PBJ (See blog post HERE

Cessna 172 VH-AJL

Saturday, 21 February 2015

A Trio of China Southern Airbus A330s Visit Cairns!

This morning, three China Southern Airbus A330-300s touched down at Cairns.


The first to arrive was China Southern Airbus A330-300 B-6086 from Shenzhen Bao'an (ZGSZ) as CZ8439.

About an hour later, the next Airbus A330-300 - B-5940 - arrived from Guangzhou Baiyun (ZGGG) as CZ8511.

China Southern Airbus A330-300 B-5940 arriving at Cairns this morning

Shortly after, B-6087 touched down as CZ8509, also from Guangzhou Baiyun (ZGGG).

China Southern Airbus A330-300 B-6087 exiting Runway 15

A line up of tails at the International terminal


The first to depart was Airbus A330-300 B-6086. It was departing back to Shenzhen Bao'an (ZGSZ) as CZ8440.

China Southern Airbus A330-300 B-6086 departing

About 20 minutes later, B-5940 departed bound for Guangzhou Baiyun (ZGGG) as CZ8512.

Click play to watch the video:

China Southern Airbus A330-300 B-5940 departing Cairns

The final Airbus A330-300 to depart was B-6087. It also departed back to Guangzhou Baiyun (ZGGG) but as CZ8510.

Two 'Bizjets' Pass Through Cairns

This morning, two bizjets were noted passing through Cairns.

On Wednesday 18th February, Embraer Phenom 300 N585EE arrived at Cairns from Darwin (YPDN).

This morning, the Embraer departed Cairns for Avalon (YMAV).

Embraer Phenom 300 N585EE departing this morning

It is believed that it will be on display at the Australian International Airshow, which is being held next weekend at Avalon Airport.

Also this morning, Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 N689WM made a quick visit:

Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 N689WM arriving

A bit over an hour later, the Global 5000 departed Cairns:

Friday, 20 February 2015

China Southern Brings Airbus A330s to Cairns for Chinese New Year Celebrations!

On Tuesday 17th February, two China Southern Airbus A330-300s arrived at Cairns.

The first to arrive was B-5939 as CZ8511 from Guangzhou Baiyn (ZGGG).

China Southern Airbus A330-300 B-5939 arriving

A short time later, B-6087 also arrived from Guangzhou Baiyun (ZGGG) but as CZ8509.

China Southern Airbus A330-300 B-6087 arriving

About two hours later, both A330s departed bound for Guangzhou Baiyun (ZGGG) as CZ8512 and CZ8510 respectively.

On Friday 20th February, China Southern Airbus A330-300 B-6087 made another visit from Guangzhou Baiyun (ZGGG) using the same Flight Number from its previous visit, 'CZ8509'. 

Once again, it departed back to Guangzhou Baiyun (ZGGG) as CZ8510.