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Virgin Australia News & Information April 2012.

30th April 2012 - VH-XFA Returns from Melbourne.

Following its diversion yesterday Airbus A330-200 VH-XFA positioned Melbourne - Sydney as DJ9061 this evening and re-entered service as DJ569 Sydney - Perth.

30th April 2012 - VH-VOD Positioning Flight.

Following the cancellation of DJ362 Townsville - Brisbane Boeing 737-8BK VH-VOD positioned Townsville - Brisbane as DJ9060.

30th April 2012 - VH-VOX New Zealand Positioning Flight and Dunedin Extra.

Boeing 737-8BK VH-VOX positioned Christchurch - Dunedin early this morning in order to operate yesterday’s cancelled DJ75 Dunedin - Brisbane.

30th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ226 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ362 Townsville - Brisbane

DJ515 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ520 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ808 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ932 Brisbane - Sydney.

29th April 2012 - VH-XFA DJ849 Melbourne Return.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFA operating DJ849 Melbourne - Sydney returned to Melbourne today indicating a technical issue.The flight was closer to Sydney than Melbourne when the decision was made to return. As a result Sydney - Perth services experienced heavy disruption and Boeing 737-800 substitutions.

29th April 2012 - VH-VOL Townsville Technical Issue?

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOL operated DJ379 Brisbane - Townsville this evening however the scheduled return DJ382 service was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

29th April 2012 - ZK-PBD DJ74 Diversion and Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBD operating DJ74 Brisbane - Dunedin diverted to Christchurch this afternoon apparently due to weather at Dunedin. The aircraft then positioned Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9075. It’s scheduled DJ75 Dunedin - Brisbane flight was cancelled.

29th April 2012 - VH-YVD Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YVD positioned Brisbane - Adelaide this morning as DJ9072.

29th April 2012 - VH-VUI Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUI positioned Christchurch - Melbourne early this morning following maintenance using VHVUI as its callsign. Shortly after arrival at Melbourne the aircraft then performed a Melbourne - Melbourne test flight as DJ9030.

28th April 2012 - VH-VUM to Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8BK VH-VUM positioned Melbourne - Christchurch late this evening as DJ9070.

28th April 2012 - VH-VUR DJ539 Sydney Return.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUR operating DJ539 Sydney - Coolangatta returned to Sydney after making a missed approach at Coolangatta due to weather.

28th April 2012 - VH-VBO DJ523 Diversion and Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-76N VH-VBO operating DJ523 Sydney - Coolangatta diverted to Brisbane today due to weather at Coolangatta. Its scheduled return flight DJ528 Coolangatta - Sydney was subsequently cancelled. The aircraft later positioned Brisbane - Melbourne this evening as DJ9062.

28th April 2012 - VH-VUX DJ749 Brisbane Diversion and Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8KG operating DJ749 Melbourne - Coolangatta diverted to Brisbane today after a missed approach at Coolangatta due to weather. The aircraft subsequently positioned Brisbane - Coolangatta as DJ9064 then operated DJ746 Coolangatta - Melbourne with a delay of just over two hours.

28th April 2012 - VH-XFA Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFA positioned Sydney - Melbourne this evening as DJ9066.

28th April 2012 - VH-ZPE DJ729 Brisbane Diversion and Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPE operating DJ729 Melbourne - Coolangatta diverted to Brisbane today after two missed approaches at Coolangatta due to weather. The aircraft subsequently positioned Brisbane - Melbourne as DJ9060. Its scheduled DJ732 Coolangatta - Melbourne flight was cancelled.

28th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

DJ528 Coolangatta - Sydney and DJ732 Coolangatta - Melbourne did not operate today.

27th April 2012 - VH-VON Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VON positioned Christchurch - Melbourne late this evening using VHVON as its callsign.

27th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ218 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ219 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ256 Canberra - Melbourne

DJ271 Melbourne - Canberra

DJ515 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ520 Coolangatta - Sydney

QF571 Sydney - Perth

DJ947 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ962 Brisbane - Sydney.

27th April 2012 - VH-XFD Positions to Melbourne.

Having been delivered into Sydney new Airbus A330-200 VH-XFD positioned Sydney - Melbourne as DJ9082 today.

26th April 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ1226 Brisbane - Canberra did not operate today.

25th April 2012 - VH-XFD On Delivery.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFD departed Toulouse on delivery today as DJ9082 and will route Toulouse - Kuala Lumpur - Sydney. This is the second new build and fourth Airbus A330-200 overall in the Virgin Australia fleet.

25th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ336 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ351 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ379 Brisbane - Townsville

DJ386 Townsville - Brisbane

DJ881 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ966 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane.


24th April 2012 - VH-VUX Returns From Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8KG VH-VUX positioned Christchurch - Melbourne late tonight using VHVUX as its callsign.

24th April 2012 - VH-VBC Leaves Australia.

Boeing 737-7Q8 VH-VBC departed Australia today positioning Darwin - Shanghai as DJ9086.

24th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

DJ886 Sydney - Melbourne and DJ894 Sydney - Melbourne did not operate today.

23rd April 2012 - VH-ZPR Positions from Ayers Rock.

Following yesterday’s technical issue Embraer E190 VH-ZPR positioned Ayers Rock - Sydney this evening as DJ9062.

23rd April 2012 - VH-YVC Positioning Flights.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YVC positioned Brisbane - Sydney early this morning as DJ9060 in order to operate the DJ1627/DJ1630 Sydney - Ayers Rock rotation then returned Sydney - Brisbane as DJ9061.

23rd April 2012 - VH-VBC Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-7Q8 VH-VBC positioned Brisbane - Darwin this morning as DJ9086.

23rd April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ515 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ520 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ792 Cairns - Brisbane

DJ793 Brisbane - Cairns

DJ876 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ895 Melbourne - Sydney.

22nd April 2012 - VH-ZPA Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPA positioned Adelaide - Melbourne this evening as DJ9062.

22nd April 2012 - VH-ZPR Ayers Rock Technical Issue.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPR operated DJ1627 Sydney - Ayers Rock this morning however the return DJ1630 has been cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.
























































































































































































15th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ277 Melbourne - Canberra

DJ375 Brisbane - Townsville

DJ382 Townsville - Brisbane

DJ516 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ793 Brisbane - Cairns

DJ853 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ961 Sydney - Brisbane.

14th April 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ859 Melbourne - Sydney did not operate today.

14th April 2012 - VH-VUL Positions to Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUL positioned Melbourne - Christchurch late this evening as DJ9070.

14th April 2012 - A330-200 Positioning Flights.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFA positioned Sydney - Melbourne this afternoon as DJ9072. Sister VH-XFB then positioned Melbourne - Sydney as DJ9073.

13th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ194 Nadi - Melbourne

DJ195 Melbourne - Nadi

DJ313 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ326 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ809 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1296 Cairns - Melbourne

DJ1413 Sydney - Cairns

DJ1763 Port Macquarie - Brisbane.

12th April 2012 - VH-VUK Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUK positioned Christchurch - Melbourne this evening as DJ9073 following maintenance.

12th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ629 Canberra - Sydney

DJ609 Brisbane - Mackay

DJ610 Mackay - Brisbane

DJ811 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ958 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ1713 Brisbane - Gladstone

DJ1714 Gladstone - Brisbane

DJ1727 Perth - Karratha

DJ1763 Port Macquarie - Brisbane.

11th April 2012 - VH-VPH Emerges in Virgin Australia Livery.

Boeing 777-3ZGER VH-VPH was unveiled at Singapore this morning in Virgin Australia livery. The aircraft then positioned Singapore - Abu Dhabi as VA9079 in order to operate VA30 Abu Dhabi - Sydney. The return of the Virgin Australia 777-300ERs to this route ends the use of Etihad 777-300ERs as substitutes. Whilst in Singapore new seat fabrics were fitted to the aircraft.

11th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ627 Canberra - Sydney

DJ647 Canberra - Sydney

DJ846 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ866 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ871 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ885 Melbourne - Sydney.

10th April 2012 - VH-XFB Perth Technical Issue Causes Trans-Continental Changes.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFB encountered a technical issue at Perth today prior to operating DJ552 Perth - Sydney.

As a result sister VH-XFA operating the following schedule of ever more delayed flights today:

DJ553 Sydney - Perth

DJ560 Perth - Sydney - 45 minute delay.

DJ565 Sydney - Perth - 2 hour 10 minute delay.

DJ552 Perth - Sydney - 9 hour 5 minute delay.


As a result of this Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFC operated DJ569 Sydney - Perth and will operate tomorrows DJ572 Perth - Sydney tomorrow morning. These are normally A330-200 flights.

9th April 2012 - ZK-PBK Brisbane - Port Vila Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK operated an extra Brisbane - Port Vila rotation this evening as DJ9281/DJ9280.

9th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

DJ213 Melbourne - Adelaide and DJ850 Sydney - Melbourne did not operate today.

8th April 2012 - ZK-PBK Port Vila Mystery.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK departed Brisbane as DJ181 to Port Vila and arrived back into Brisbane almost six hours later still operating as DJ181. Port Vila arrivals shows the flight as having arrived there but the scheduled return DJ180 as cancelled.

8th April 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ1206 Brisbane - Canberra did not operate today.

6th April 2012 - ZK-PBB DJ75 Christchurch Fuel Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBB operating DJ75 Dunedin - Brisbane was forced to operate via Christchurch today when a defective fuel truck meant insufficient fuel could be loaded in Dunedin to fly a direct routing.

5th April 2012 - VH-XFC On Delivery.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFC left Toulouse on delivery today as DJ9086 routing Toulouse - Kuala Lumpur - Melbourne.

4th April 2012 - VH-YIE Nadi Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIE operated Brisbane - Nadi rotation this afternoon as DJ9257/DJ9258 in an effort to help clear the backlog caused by the closure of Nadi airport due to flooding.

4th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ617 Brisbane - Mackay

DJ620 Mackay - Brisbane

DJ802 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ823 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1721 Perth - Karratha

DJ1724 Karratha - Perth.

3rd April 2012 - VH-VUY Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8KG VH-VUY positioned Auckland - Melbourne late tonight as DJ9070.

3rd April 2012 - VH-YFI Sydney - Perth Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFI operated Sydney - Perth this evening as DJ9251 and will return overnight as DJ9062. This appears to be to cover the Sydney - Perth A330-200 cancellations today which appear to have been caused by a technical issue encountered by VH-XFB.

3rd April 2012 - ZK-PBJ Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Pacific Blue Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBJ positioned Christchurch - Auckland as DJ9117 today following maintenance. The aircraft now wears Virgin Australia livery.

3rd April 2012 - VH-YFI Enters Service.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFI entered service today as DJ912 Brisbane - Sydney.

3rd April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ195 Melbourne - Nadi

DJ313 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ560 Perth - Sydney

DJ565 Sydney - Perth

DJ812 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ833 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1485 Perth - Broome

DJ1486 Broome - Perth.

2nd April 2012 - VH-YFF Operates Sydney - Darwin Inaugural.

Virgin Australia commenced services on the Sydney - Darwin route today with the initial DJ1351/DJ1354 rotation being operated by Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFF.

2nd April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ194 Nadi - Melbourne

DJ195 Melbourne - Nadi

DJ1724 Karratha - Perth

DJ1875 Perth - Newman.

1st April 2012 - VH-VUN Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8BK VH-VUN positioned Christchurch - Melbourne this evening using VHVUN as its callsign.

1st April 2012 - VH-YFF Launceston Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFF operated Launceston - Brisbane late this evening as DJ9001 in connection with the V8 Racing at Symmons Plain.

1st April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ175 Brisbane - Nadi

DJ176 Nadi - Brisbane

DJ313 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ842 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ859 Melbourne - Sydney.



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22nd April 2012 - VH-ZPI Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPI positioned Sydney - Brisbane this morning as DJ9061.

22nd April 2012 - VH-YIA Returns from Hamilton Island.

Following yesterday’s technical issue Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIA operated yesterday’s DJ1282 Hamilton Island - Sydney this morning as DJ9282.

22nd April 2012 - VH-VPH VA2 Brisbane Diversion.

VA2 Los Angeles - Sydney (depart Los Angeles 20th April) operated by Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPH diverted via Brisbane this morning due to fog at Sydney.

22nd April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ334 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ354 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ639 Canberra - Sydney

DJ811 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ830 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ935 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ938 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ943 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ961 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1384 Brisbane - Adelaide

DJ1385 Adelaide - Brisbane

DJ1391 Adelaide - Brisbane.

21st April 2012 - VH-VUI to Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUI positioned Melbourne - Christchurch late this evening using VH-VUI as its callsign.

21st April 2012 - VH-VUL Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUL positioned Christchurch - Melbourne late this evening as DJ9071 following maintenance.

21st April 2012 - VH-YIA Hamilton Island Technical Issue.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIA operated DJ1281 Sydney - Hamilton Island this morning however the return DJ1282 has been delayed overnight indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

21st April 2012 - ZK-PBJ Positioning Flight.

Following its earlier diversion to Adelaide Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBJ positioned Adelaide - Auckland as DJ9200. DJ164 Melbourne - Auckland was therefore cancelled.

21th April 2012 - Melbourne Weather Diversions.

The following diversions occurred this morning due to weather at Melbourne.

DJ165 Auckland - Melbourne operated by Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBJ diverted to Adelaide.

DJ252 Canberra - Melbourne operated by Boeing 737-8FE VH-YVA diverted to Canberra.

21st April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ164 Melbourne - Auckland

DJ259 Melbourne - Canberra

DJ262 Canberra - Melbourne

DJ515 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ520 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ732 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ741 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ1164 Coffs Harbour - Sydney.

21st April 2012 - Sydney Weather Diversions.

The following diversions occurred this morning due to fog at Sydney:

VA2 Los Angeles - Sydney (depart Los Angeles 19th April) operated by Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPE diverted via Brisbane.

VA30 Abu Dhabi - Sydney (depart Abu Dhabi 20th April) operated by Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPF diverted via Brisbane.

19th April 2012 - VH-VUX to Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8KG VH-VUX positioned Brisbane - Christchurch late tonight using VHVUX as its callsign.

20th April 2012 - ZK-PBG Dunedin Delay.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBG operated yesterday’s delayed DJ75 Dunedin - Brisbane in the early hours of this morning using callsign DJ9275.

20th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ333 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ346 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ854 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ873 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ966 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1244 Rockhampton - Brisbane

DJ1243 Brisbane - Rockhampton.

19th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ304 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ332 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ950 Brisbane - Sydney.

19th April 2012 - ZK-PBG Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBG operated Melbourne - Auckland this morning as DJ9254.

18th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ713 Adelaide - Perth

DJ746 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ779 Brisbane - Cairns

DJ782 Cairns - Brisbane

DJ793 Brisbane - Cairns

DJ863 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1447 Adelaide - Coolangatta

DJ1721 Perth - Karratha

DJ1724 Karratha - Perth.

17th April 2012 - VH-VBV Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-7BK VH-VBV positioned Sydney - Brisbane this evening as DJ9061.


17th April 2012 - VH-VUJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUJ positioned Brisbane - Sydney this morning as DJ9060.


17th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ519 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ526 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ722 Perth - Adelaide

DJ807 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ820 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ837 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ842 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ867 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ882 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ973 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1710 Gladstone - Brisbane

DJ1713 Brisbane - Gladstone

DJ1763 Port Macquarie - Brisbane

DJ1766 Brisbane - Port Macquarie.

16th April 2012 - VH-VBP Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-7BX VH-VBP positioned Sydney - Brisbane this evening as DJ9253.

16th April 2012 - VH-YIB Townsville Extra.

Following the cancellation of the DJ375/DJ382 Brisbane - Townsville rotation yesterday Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIB operated an extra Brisbane - Townsville rotation today as DJ9251/DJ9252.

16th April 2012 - ZK-PBD Hamilton - Brisbane Cancellation and Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBD operated DJ86 Brisbane - Hamilton yesterday however this morning’s return DJ85 was cancelled with the aircraft positioning Hamilton - Brisbane as DJ9285.

16th April 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ85 Hamilton - Brisbane

DJ332 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ833 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ970 Brisbane - Sydney.

15th April 2012 - Virgin Australia Withdraw from Coolangatta - Townsville.

Virgin Australia today announced the cancellation of its Coolangatta - Townsville E190 services from 3rd May 2012.

15th April 2012 - VH-VOL DJ739 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOL operating DJ739 Coolangatta - Melbourne diverted to Brisbane today due to a fuel problem. The flight was subsequently cancelled.

15th April 2012 - VH-YIG DJ509 Brisbane DIversion.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIG operating DJ509 Sydney - Coolangatta went around at Coolangatta three times before diverting to Brisbane. DJ516 Coolangatta - Sydney was subsequently cacnelled and the aircraft positioned Brisbane - Sydney this afternoon as DJ9064.

15th April 2012 - VH-VUT Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUT positioned Melbourne - Sydney this afternoon as DJ9062.