Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Cirrus SR-20 ZK-LDV Passes Through Cairns

On Monday 27th July, Cirrus SR-20 ZK-LDV touched down from Port Moresby (AYPY).

A few hours later, it departed to Townsville (YBTL).

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Navy LADS Dash 8-200 VH-LCL New Livery

Noted at Cairns last week featuring a new livery was Royal Australian Navy Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Dash 8-200 VH-LCL.

Navy LADS Dash 8-200 VH-LCL photographed on Monday 20th July

Navy LADS Dash 8-200 VH-LCL in its previous livery

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 Diversion

This afternoon, Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKG diverted to Cairns whilst operating Gold Coast (YBCG) - Narita (RJAA) as JQ11.

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 departing Cairns earlier this year

A short while later, it departed to Narita (RJAA) as JQ11.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKJ - First Visit

This morning, Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKJ made its first visit to Cairns from Melbourne Tullamarine (YMML) as JQ15.

Later, the 787, which was delivered new to Jetstar less than two weeks ago, departed for Osaka Kansai (RJBB) as JQ15.

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 - file photo

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-382 P2-LAC Recent Movements

Recently, Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-382 Hercules P2-LAC has made a few visits to Cairns.

The first of its three recent visits was on Friday 3rd July. It touched down as LYB5025 from Port Moresby (AYPY).

Three hours later, it departed for Port Moresby (AYPY) as LYB5025.

On Friday 10th July, the Hercules arrived from Adelaide (YPAD) as LYB5026.

It departed for Tabubil (AYTB) as LYB5026 on Saturday 11th July.

Lynden Air Cargo L-382 Hercules P2-LAC - file photo

That evening, it returned as LYB5027 from Port Moresby (AYPY).

This morning, it departed for Tabubil (AYTB) as LYB5027.

Recent Spotting Photos

Spotting photos over the past month:

QantasLink Boeing 717-200 VH-NXD departing on Tuesday 16th June

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKB also departing on Tuesday 16th June

GBR Helicopters Aerospatiale AS.350BA VH-SFX on Friday 26th June

A few from Thursday 2nd July:

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VUC

Tigerair Airbus A320 VH-VNR

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VXJ


Air New Zealand Airbus A320 ZK-OJE arriving

Friday 3rd July:

Rex Saab 340B VH-ZLQ

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKD

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VYG

Air New Zealand Boeing 767-300WL ZK-NCK

Saturday 4th July:

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VZO arriving

Air New Zealand Boeing 767-300WL ZK-NCI

Jetstar Airbus A320SL VH-VFV on Monday 6th July

SilkAir Boeing 737-800 9V-MGG arriving on Saturday 11th July

Friday, 10 July 2015

Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 VH-PNI Arrives

This morning, Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 VH-PNI arrived from Yap Island (PTYA) as RON933.

Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 VH-PNI departing Cairns in November 2013

At the time of posting, it is still on the ground at Cairns.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Gulfstream V N881HS Visits Cairns

Touching down at Cairns from Seletar (WSSL) on Thursday 2nd July was Gulfstream V N881HS.

On Monday 6th July, it departed back to Seletar (WSSL).

Gulfstream V N881HS departing

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Airfast Indonesia MD-82 PK-OCR - First Visit

On Monday 6th July, Airfast Indonesia McDonnell Douglas MD-82 PK-OCR made its first visit to Cairns from Timika/Moses Kilangin (WAYY).

Later that afternoon, it departed bound for Timika/Moses Kilangin (WAYY).

Airfast Indonesia McDonnell Douglas MD-82 PK-OCR departing yesterday

Monday, 6 July 2015

Rex Expands Cairns - Townsville Services

This morning, Regional Express (Rex) commenced weekday Cairns - Townsville services.

From a media release (which can be found HERE), the regional airline stated that:
"Regional Express (Rex) will commence 3 return flights each weekday between Cairns and Townsville from this Monday, 6 July 2015. Rex will be adding some 60,000 annual seats to the route with 34 weekly flights."

Their services are as follows (table from Media Release):

Rex Saab 340B VH-ZRZ operated the first flight from Townsville (YBTL) as ZL5418.

It then operated the return service to Townsville (YBTL) as ZL5419.

Rex Saab 340B

Saturday, 4 July 2015

United Airlines Boeing 737-800 Rare Daylight Arrival!

This afternoon, United Airlines Boeing 737-800 N27246 touched down at Cairns from Guam (PGUM) as UA2059.

According to FlightAware it is scheduled to return to Guam (PGUM) as UA95 tonight.

United Airlines Boeing 737-800 N27246 arriving today

United Airlines operate Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft to Cairns every Tuesday and Saturday nights. They arrive about 30 minutes before midnight, and depart about an hour later.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Queensland Government Hawker 850XP VH-SGY and Gulfstream G450 VH-MBP Pass Through

Arriving during the early afternoon on Wednesday 1st July was Queensland Government Raytheon Hawker 850XP VH-SGY. It touched down from Brisbane (YBBN).

Queensland Government Raytheon Hawker 850XP VH-SGY

The next day, it departed back to Brisbane (YBBN).

Also noted at Cairns on Wednesday 1st July was Gulfstream G450 VH-MBP.

Gulfstream G450 VH-MBP

Its movements are unknown, however, at the time of posting, it has since departed.

Link PNG Dash 8-200 P2-ANK Departs

Shortly after midday, Link PNG Dash 8-200 P2-ANK departed Cairns as PX6093 for Port Moresby (AYPY).

Link PNG Dash 8-200 P2-ANK - file photo