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Virgin Australia News and Information August 2012.


31st August 2012 - VH-ZPD Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPD positioned Sydney - Melbourne early this morning as DJ9936.

31st August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ164 Melbourne - Auckland

DJ165 Auckland - Melbourne

DJ813 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ830 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ859 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ874 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ901 Sydney - Brisbane.

30th August 2012 - VH-YIB Christmas Island Technical Issue.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIB operated DJ2903 Perth - Christmas Island today however the return DJ2904 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

30th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ304 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ319 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ837 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ842 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ871 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ886 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ913 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ934 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ1716 Gladstone - Brisbane

DJ2904 Christmas Island - Perth.

28th August 2012 - Virgin Australia Post A$23 Million Profit.

Virgin Australia posted an A$23 million full year profit after tax today following a loss of A$68 million the previous year. However shares fell in early trading as analysts had predicted an A$47 million profit. However, overall this year Virgin Australia shares have risen 68%.

27th August 2012 - VH-YIQ Delivered.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIQ began its delivery flight from Boeing Field today routing Boeing Field - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane as DJ9882.

27th August 2012 - VH-ZPH Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPH positioned Rockhampton - Sydney this afternoon following the cancellation of DJ1568.

27th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ957 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ986 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ1568 Rockhampton - Sydney.

26th August 2012 - VH-VOZ VA7 Los Angeles Emergency Landing.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VOZ operating VA7 Brisbane - Los Angeles made an emergency landing at Los Angeles this morning after crew received indication of a punctured tyre on a centre wheel on the main landing gear. The flight landed safely and the aircraft was able to operate its next scheduled flight as VA2 Los Angeles - Sydney.

25th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ324 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ505 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ512 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ549 Sydney - Perth

DJ556 Perth - Sydney

DJ600 Mackay - Brisbane

DJ675 Melbourne - Perth

DJ678 Perth - Melbourne

DJ924 Brisbane - Sydney.

24th August 2012 - VH-YIR First Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIR made its first flight from Renton - Boeing Field today as BOE837.

24th August 2012 - VH-YIJ Mackay Extra.

Following yesterday’s cancellations Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIJ operated an additional Brisbane - Mackay rotation this morning as DJ9951/DJ9952.

24th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ600 Mackay - Brisbane

DJ842 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ883 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ943 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1239 Brisbane - Rockhampton

DJ1242 Rockhampton - Brisbane

DJ1255 Brisbane - Emerald

DJ1256 Emerald - Brisbane

DJ1721 Perth - Karratha

DJ1840 Port Hedland - Perth.

23rd August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ616 Mackay - Brisbane

DJ617 Brisbane - Mackay

DJ620 Mackay - Brisbane

DJ621 Brisbane - Mackay

DJ811 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ923 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1711 Brisbane - Gladstone

DJ1712 Gladstone - Brisbane

DJ1720 Gladstone - Brisbane.

20th August 2012 - SkyWest ATR72-600 VH-FVP Starts Test Flights.

The first SkyWest ATR72-600 to be operated for Virgin Australia, VH-FVP, began making test flights from Brisbane today.

19th August 2012 - VH-VUR Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUR positioned Christchurch - Melbourne this afternoon using VHVUR as its callsign.

19th August 2012 - VH-VBU Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-76Q VH-VBU positioned Sydney - Melbourne this afternoon as DJ9936.

19th August 2012 - VH-ZPA Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPA positioned Melbourne - Sydney this morning as DJ9927.




























































































































































































































































































11th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ271 Melbourne - Canberra

DJ725 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ730 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ812 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ892 Sydney - Melbourne.

10th August 2012 - VH-XFB to Subang Maintenance.

With sister VH-XFA back in service Airbus A330-200 VH-XFB positioned Melbourne - Subang this morning as DJ9939 in order to undergo maintenance.

10th August 2012 - VH-YID Hamilton Island Extras.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YID operated Melbourne - Sydney as DJ9859 this morning then Sydney - Hamilton Island late this morning as DJ9861 then Hamilton Island - Brisbane as DJ9858.

10th August 2012 - VH-XFA Positions to Melbourne.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFA positioned Brisbane - Melbourne as DJ9938 in the early hours of this morning then re-entered service as DJ813 Melbourne - Sydney.

10th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ352 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ885 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ887 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ891 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1447 Adelaide - Coolangatta.

9th August 2012 - VH-XFA Returns from Subang Maintenance.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFA positioned Subang - Brisbane as DJ9936 today following maintenance.

9th August 2012 - VH-VPD Returns from Auckland.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPD positioned Auckland - Sydney this morning as VA9943 before re-entering service as VA29 Sydney - Abu Dhabi.

8th August 2012 - VH-ZPD Positions to Brisbane.

Following its lightning strike and return to Adelaide on  5th August Embraer E190 VH-ZPD positioned Adelaide - Brisbane today DJ9935.

7th August 2012 - VH-VPD Positions for Auckland Engine Swap.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPD positioned Sydney - Auckland this morning as VA9942 where it will have an engine swapped at Air New Zealand’s maintenance facility.

7th August 2012 - VH-VOD Leaves Australia.

Boeing 737-8BK VH-VOD positioned Brisbane - Subang this morning as DJ9883 where it will undergo end of lease maintenance.

7th August 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ337 Melbourne - Brisbane did not operate today.

6th August 2012 - VH-YIO Delivered.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIO departed Boeing Field on delivery today routing Boeing Field - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane as DJ9882.

6th August 2012 - VH-VOM Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOM positioned Canberra - Melbourne this morning as DJ9931 following the cancellation of DJ252.

6th August 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ252 Canberra - Melbourne did not operate today.

5th August 2012 - VH-VON Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VON positioned Sydney - Adelaide this afternoon as DJ9002.

5th August 2012 - VH-YIM Enters Service.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIM entered service today as DJ920 Brisbane - Sydney.

5th August 2012 - VH-ZPD DJ1385 Technical Adelaide Return.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPD operating DJ1385 Adelaide - Brisbane returned to Adelaide shortly after take off due to a lightning strike.

4th August 2012 - VH-ZPR Mount Isa Proving Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPR operated a Brisbane - Mount Isa rotation this morming as DJ9851/DJ9852.

4th August 2012 - VH-VOD Withdrawn.

Boeing 737-8BK operated its final Virgin Australia service this evening as DJ973 Sydney - Brisbane.

4th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ800 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ841 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1447 Adelaide - Coolangatta

DJ1448 Coolangatta - Adelaide.

3rd August 2012 - VH-ZPR Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPR positioned Melbourne - Brisbane this morning as DJ9927.

2nd August 2012 - VH-VUM Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8BK positioned Adelaide - Sydney this morning as DJ9001

2nd August 2012 - ZK-PBG Australian Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBG positioned Brisbane - Melbourne this morning as DJ9902 before taking up service as DJ195 Melbourne - Nadi.

2nd August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ535 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ544 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ812 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ819 Melbourne - Sydney.

1st August 2012 - ZK-PBG Australian Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBG positioned Melbourne - Brisbane this morning as DJ9901 before taking up service as DJ181 Brisbane - Port Vila.

1st August 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ817 Melbourne - Sydney did not operate today.

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18th August 2012 - VH-VUF to Christchurch Maintenance.

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

18th August 2012 - VH-ZPA Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPA positioned Sydney - Melbourne this evening as DJ9926.

18th August 2012 - VH-YIO Enters Service.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIO entered service today operating DJ613 Brisbane - Mackay.

18th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ535 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ544 Coolangatta - Sydney.

17th August 2012 - VH-VUN Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8BK VH-VUN positioned Sydney - Brisbane this evening as DJ9935 following the cancellation of DJ981.

17th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1407 Adelaide - Brisbane.

17th August 2012 - ZK-PBB Positioning Flight.

Following its diversion to Auckland last night Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBB positioned Auckland - Christchurch this morning as DJ9816.

16th August 2012 - ZK-PBB DJ82 Auckland Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBB operating DJ82 Brisbane - Christchurch diverted to Auckland this evening due to weather at Christchurch.

15th August 2012 - Free Meals for Perth Trans-Cons.

Commencing 26th September 2012 services from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne - Perth will offer complementary full meal and beverage service regardless of the cabin flown or fare paid.

15th August 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ754 Coolangatta - Melbourne did not operate today.

14th August 2012 - Virgin Australia Withdraw Brisbane - Hamilton Route.

The thrice weekly Brisbane - Hamilton Boeing 737-800 service will be withdrawn from October 27th due to poor performance.

14th August 2012 - ZK-PBF Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBF positioned Auckland - Sydney this afternoon as DJ9927.

14th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ179 Auckland - Nuku-alofa

DJ539 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ546 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ754 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ755 Melbourne - Coolangatta.

13th August 2012 - VH-YIQ First Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIQ made its first flight from Renton - Boeing Field today as BOE844.

13th August 2012 - VH-YIL Enters Service.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIL entered service today operating DJ924 Brisbane - Sydney.

13th August 2012 - VH-VBO Leaves Australia.

Withdrawn Boeing 737-76N VH-VBO departed Australia today routing Brisbane - Darwin and then on to Subang as DJ9883.

13th August 2012 - VH-VOK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOK positioned Canberra - Melbourne in the early hours of this morning as DJ9928.

13th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ850 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ871 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ966 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane.

12th August 2012 - VH-VOM Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOM positioned Melbourne - Sydney early this afternoon as DJ9927.

12th August 2012 - Further Hamilton Island Extras for VH-YID.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YID operated Brisbane - Hamilton Island this afternoon as DJ9859 continuing Hamilton Island - Sydney as DJ9858 and Sydney - Melbourne as DJ9860.

12th August 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ268 Canberra - Melbourne

DJ333 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ346 Brisbane - Melbourne.

11th August 2012 - VH-VUR to Christchurch Maintenance.

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

11th August 2012 - VH-VBO Withdrawn.

Boeing 737-76N VH-VBO was withdrawn from service today after operating DJ353 Melbourne - Brisbane.

11th August 2012 - VH-VOK Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOK positioned Christchurch - Melbourne this afternoon using VHVOK as its callsign. The aircraft has been repainted into Virgin Australia livery.