Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Corporate Air Saab 340B VH-VEP & Gulfstream G550 Visits Cairns

Noted at Cairns this morning was Corporate Air Saab 340B VH-VEP. Unfortunately, its movements are unknown.


Corporate Air Saab 340B VH-VEP 

Also spotted at Cairns this morning was Gulfstream G550 VH-LAL. Unfortunately, its movements are also unknown, but it is believed that it arrived yesterday.


Gulfstream G550 VH-LAL

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Airnorth Announces Direct Toowoomba - Cairns Services

This morning, Airnorth announced direct flights between Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (YBWW) and Cairns, beginning on 14th March 2016.

According to their Media Release, the regional airline will operate Embraer E170 aircraft on the route three times per week.


Airnorth Embraer E170 - file photo

The flight will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. It will arrive at Cairns at 11:30am as TL140, and will depart an hour later at 12:30pm as TL141.

Airnorth also announced that they will introduce a daily Toowoomba - Melbourne service, also beginning on 14th March 2016.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

de Havilland Canada DHC-6-400 Twin Otter N153QS

This afternoon, de Havilland Canada DHC-6-400 Twin Otter N153QS arrived at Cairns from Brisbane (YBBN).


de Havilland Canada DHC-6-400 Twin Otter N153QS this morning


Dassault Falcon 7X M-GMKM Touches Down

On Friday 18th December, Dassault Falcon 7X M-GMKM arrived from Newcastle (YWLM).


Dassault Falcon 7X M-GMKM on Friday 18th December


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

Interestingly, this is ex. VH-MQK. pictured below at Cairns in May 2013:

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Scoot Boeing 787-9 9V-OJB Diverts to Cairns

On Friday 18th December, Scoot Boeing 787-9 9V-OJB diverted to Cairns whilst operating Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) - Singapore (WSSS) as TZ1.


Scoot Boeing 787-9 9V-OJB arriving yesterday






Later, the 787, delivered new to the airline in March, departed to Singapore (WSSS) as TZ1.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787-9 JA839A Diverts to Cairns

During the late hours of Monday 14th December, All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787-9 JA839A diverted to Cairns.

The Boeing 787 was operating Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) - Tokyo Haneda (RJTT) as NH880.

A while later, it continued on to Tokyo Haneda (RJTT) as NH880.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Royal Air Force Airbus A400M ZM406 Overnights at Cairns!

During the early hours of Friday 11th December, Royal Air Force Airbus A400M ZM406 touched down.

This morning, the A400M, delivered to the Royal Air Force in October, departed as "Ascot 4024". It is believed that it was bound for Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY).


Royal Air Force Airbus A400M ZM406






Gulfstream IV N74GG Visits Cairns

On Wednesday 9th December, Gulfstream IV N74GG arrived from Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY).


Gulfstream IV N74GG on Wednesday 9th December

This morning, the Gulfstream departed for unknown.


Gulfstream IV N74GG departing


Friday, 11 December 2015

Cessna 650 Citation VH-DHN Passes Through Cairns

On Wednesday 2nd December, Cessna 650 Citation VH-DHN touched down at Cairns from Port Moresby (AYPY).

On Thursday 3rd December, the Citation departed Cairns bound for the Gold Coast (YBCG).


Cessna 650 Citation VH-DHN departing on Thursday 3rd December

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Recent Spotting Photos

A couple from Wednesday 2nd December:


QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOF



Air Niugini Fokker 70 P2-ANS


From Thursday 3rd December:


Cessna 207 VH-WOT


Bell 206B VH-YEC


Nautilus Aviation Robinson R44 VH-FCA


Beechcraft Kingair 200 VH-WZN



GBR Helicopters Bell 206L VH-IHT


QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 VH-QOC


Rex Saab 340B VH-ZRZ


GBR Helicopters Bell 206L VH-IHT


West Wing Aviation Cessna 208B Caravan VH-XDU


Alliance Fokker 70 VH-QQX

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Chinese Air Force Bombardier CRJ-200 B-4007 Passes Through Cairns

On Thursday 3rd December, Chinese Air Force Bombardier CRJ-200 B-4007 touched down from Essendon (YMEN).


Chinese Air Force Bombardier CRJ-200 B-4007


After spending 30 minutes on the ground, the CRJ departed to Darwin (YPDN).



Friday, 4 December 2015

Philippine Airlines Airbus A320 RP-C8611 - First Visit

This morning, Philippine Airlines Airbus A320 RP-C8611 made its first visit to Cairns as "Philippines 218" from Manila (RPLL).

It departed to Auckland (NZAA) as PR218 after a quick stopover.



Philippine Airlines Airbus A320 - file photo

In a short while, the A320 will return from Auckland (NZAA) as PR219, and after a one hour stopover, it will depart to Manila (RPLL).

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Inaugural Philippine Airlines Service Touches Down!

This morning, the inaugural Philippine Airlines service arrived at Cairns.

Philippine Airlines Airbus A320 RP-C8613 operated the flight from Manila (RPLL) as PR218.


Philippine Airlines Airbus A320 RP-C8613 arriving this morning





A short while later, it departed to Auckland (NZAA) as PR218.


Philippine Airlines Airbus A320 RP-C8613 departing





Later tonight, it is expected that the A320 will return from Auckland (NZAA) as PR219, before continuing on to Manila (RPLL).