Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Air Niugini Boeing 767-300 P2-PXW Diverts to Cairns

This morning, Air Niugini Boeing 767-300 P2-PXW diverted to Cairns whilst operating PX393 from Singapore Changi (WSSS) to Port Moresby (AYPY).


Air Niugini Boeing 767-300 - file photo

Flightradar24 shows that the Boeing 767 made two landing attempts at Port Moresby before the decision was made to divert to Cairns.


After a short stopover, the aircraft departed Cairns as PX393 to Port Moresby (AYPY).

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Skytraders Airbus A319 VH-VCJ Makes a Stop at Cairns

This morning, Skytraders Airbus A319 VH-VCJ touched down from Hobart (YMHB) as "Snowbird 2".

This evening, the A319 departed Cairns, once again using the callsign "Snowbird 2", bound for Darwin (YPDN).

Monday, 28 March 2016

Thomson/TCS World Travel Boeing 757-200WL G-OOBD Makes Another Visit

This afternoon, Thomson/TCS World Travel Boeing 757-200WL G-OOBD touched down from Apia (NSFA) as BY987.


Thomson/TCS World Travel Boeing 757-200WL G-OOBD - file photo

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

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Air New Zealand Begins Seasonal Services to Cairns

This morning, Air New Zealand Airbus A320 ZK-OJH arrived, marking the beginning of the airline's seasonal services to Cairns.

The A320 operated the flight from Auckland (NZAA) as NZ775.


Air New Zealand Airbus A320 - file photo

It is expected that the aircraft will shortly depart Cairns for the return journey to Auckland (NZAA) as NZ776.

Air New Zealand will operate a combination of Airbus A320 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft to Cairns multiple times per week until the service ends in October.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Inaugural Airnorth Service From Brisbane West Wellcamp Touches Down!

This morning, the inaugural Airnorth flight from Brisbane West Wellcamp (YBWW) arrived at Cairns.


Airnorth Embraer E170 - file photo

Airnorth Embraer E170 VH-ANT operated the service as TL140.


Airnorth Embraer E170 VH-ANT receiving a water salute this morning.
Photo from Cairns Airport's Facebook Page

An hour later, the Embraer departed back to Brisbane West Wellcamp (YBWW) as TL141.

This service is expected to operate three times per week.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

de Havilland Canada DHC-6-400 Twin Otter N153QS Makes Another Visit

This afternoon, de Havilland Canada DHC-6-400 Twin Otter N153QS touched down from Darwin (YPDN) via Groote Eylandt (YGTE).


de Havilland Canada DHC-6-400 Twin Otter N153QS - file photo

This Twotter also visited Cairns late last year (see blog post HERE).

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Dash 8 Q300 VH-QQM Operates Another Cairns - Cairns Flight

On Tuesday 8th March, Ex. Skytrans Dash 8 Q300 VH-QQM operated a local Cairns - Cairns flight.


Ex. Skytrans Dash 8 Q300 VH-QQM - file photo

This aircraft operated another Cairns - Cairns flight in January.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

De Havilland DHC-6-300 P2-KSW Departs

This morning, De Havilland DHC-6-300 P2-KSW departed Cairns for Gurney (AYGN)

This aircraft previously wore Hevilift PNG titles, but was noted wearing 'Solomons' titles on Thursday 3rd March


De Havilland DHC-6-300 P2-KSW on Thursday 3rd March

Friday, 4 March 2016

Thomson/TCS World Travel Boeing 757-200WL G-OOBD Touches Down

This afternoon, Thomson/TCS World Travel Boeing 757-200WL G-OOBD touched down from Christchurch (NZCH) as BY986.


Thomson/TCS World Travel Boeing 757-200WL G-OOBD - file photo