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28th February 2013 - VH-ZPJ VA895 Melbourne Weather Return.

Embraer 190 VH-ZPJ operating VA895 Melbourne - Sydney returned to Melbourne this evening due to weather at Sydney.

28th February 2013 - VH-YFI VA891 Melbourne Weather Return.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFI operating VA891 Melbourne - Sydney returned to Melbourne this evening due to weather at Sydney.

28th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA344 Brisbane - Melbourne

VA544 Coolangatta - Sydney

VA546 Coolangatta - Sydney

VA877 Melbourne - Sydney

VA897 Melbourne - Sydney

VA981 Sydney - Brisbane

VA960 Brisbane - Sydney

VA992 Brisbane - Sydney

VA999 Sydney - Brisbane

VA1103 Newcastle - Sydney

VA1721 Perth - Port Hedland

VA1724 Port Hedland - Perth

VA1837 Perth - Port Hedland

VA1840 Port Hedland - Perth

VA1876 Newman - Perth

VA1881 Perth - Port Hedland

VA1882 Newman - Perth.

27th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA1721 Perth - Karratha

VA1724 Karratha - Perth

VA1725 Perth - Karratha

VA1728 Karratha - Perth

VA1837 Perth - Port Hedland

VA1839 Perth - Port Hedland

VA1840 Port Hedland - Perth

VA1843 Perth - Port Hedland

VA1844 Port Hedland - Perth

VA1846 Port Hedland - Perth

VA1875 Perth - Newman

VA1876 Newman - Perth

VA1881 Perth - Newman

VA1882 Newman - Perth.

26th February 2013 - VH-YIB Operates Newman Charter.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIB operated a Perth - Newman charter rotation this morning as VA9723/VA9724.

26th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA616 Mackay - Brisbane

VA823 Melbourne - Sydney

VA838 Sydney - Melbourne

VA938 Brisbane - Sydney

VA951 Sydney - Brisbane

VA1230 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA1485 Perth - Broome

VA1486 Broome - Perth

VA1721 Perth - Karratha

VA1724 Karratha - Perth

VA1725 Perth - Karratha

VA1728 Karratha - Perth

VA1837 Perth - Port Hedland

VA1839 Perth - Port Hedland

VA1840 Port Hedland - Perth

VA1843 Perth - Port Hedland

VA1844 Port Hedland - Perth

VA1846 Port Hedland - Perth.

25th February 2013 - VH-VPE Positions to Victorville Maintenance.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPE positioned Los Angeles - Victorville for maintenance this morning as VA9937.

25th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA1485 Perth - Broome

VA1486 Broome - Perth

VA1843 Perth - Port Hedland

VA1846 Port Hedland - Perth.

24th February 2013 - VH-VUY Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUY positioned Sydney - Brisbane this morning as VA9931.

24th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA1187 Sydney - Port Macquarie

VA1188 Port Macquarie - Sydney

VA1191 Sydney - Port Macquarie

VA1192 Port Macquarie - Sydney

VA1763 Port Macquarie - Brisbane

VA1766 Brisbane - Port Macquarie.

23rd February 2013 - VH-VUJ Positioning Flight and Gold Coast Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUJ positioned Brisbane - Coolangatta early this afternoon as VA9926 in order to operate a Coolangatta - Sydney extra as VA9822.

23rd February 2013 - VH-VBZ Positions to Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-7FE VH-VBZ positioned Brisbane - Christchurch this morning using VHVBZ as its callsign.

23rd February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA483 Sydney - Maroochydore

VA647 Canberra - Sydney

VA652 Sydney - Canberra

VA669 Canberra - Sydney

VA672 Sydney - Canberra

VA853 Melbourne - Sydney

VA874 Sydney - Melbourne

VA958 Brisbane - Sydney

VA981 Sydney - Brisbane

VA1184 Port Macquarie - Sydney

VA1188 Port Macquarie - Sydney

VA1189 Sydney - Port Macquarie.

22nd February 2013 - VH-ZPA Positioning Flight.

Embraer 190 VH-ZPA positioned Melbourne - Brisbane early this evening as VA9927.

22nd February 2013 - VH-VUG Operates Sydney - Melbourne Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUG operated an additional Sydney - Melbourne rotation early this morning as VA9820/VA9821.

22nd February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA505 Sydney - Coolangatta

VA543 Sydney - Coolangatta

VA546 Coolangatta - Sydney

VA811 Melbourne - Sydney

VA924 Brisbane - Sydney

VA1100 Brisbane - Newcastle

VA1103 Newcastle - Brisbane

VA1142 Ballina-Byron - Sydney

VA1164 Coffs Harbour - Sydney

VA1166 Coffs Harbour - Sydney

VA1167 Sydney - Coffs Harbour

VA1191 Sydney - Coffs Harbour

VA1192 Coffs Harbour - Sydney

VA1262 Emerald - Brisbane.

21st February 2013 - VH-YVA Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YVA positioned Sydney - Brisbane late this evening as VA9929.

21st February 2013 - VH-VPF Returns from Victorville Maintenance.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPF, which has been under maintenance at Victorville since 18th February, positioned Victorville - Los Angeles this evening as VA9938.

21st February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA233 Melbourne - Adelaide

VA238 Adelaide - Melbourne

VA347 Melbourne - Brisbane

VA352 Brisbane - Melbourne

VA353 Melbourne - Brisbane

VA444 Sydney - Adelaide

VA752 Coolangatta - Melbourne

VA755 Melbourne - Coolangatta

VA871 Melbourne - Sydney

VA879 Melbourne - Sydney

VA883 Melbourne - Sydney

VA888 Sydney - Melbourne

VA891 Melbourne - Sydney

VA895 Melbourne - Sydney

VA897 Melbourne - Sydney

VA898 Sydney - Melbourne

VA960 Brisbane - Sydney

VA981 Sydney - Brisbane

VA989 Sydney - Brisbane

VA993 Sydney - Brisbane

VA1100 Brisbane - Newcastle

VA1103 Newcastle - Brisbane

VA1260 Emerald - Brisbane.

20th February 2013 - VH-VON Operates Boolgeda Charter.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VON operated a Perth - Boolgeda charter rotation early this morning as VA9705/VA9706.


























































































































































































































































































































































































































































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11th February 2013 - VH-VUG  Karratha Technical Issue.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUG operated VA1725 Perth - Karratha this afternoon, however it was unable to operate the return VA1728 due to a technical issue.

11th February 2013 - VH-ZPA Positioning Flight.

Embraer 190 VH-ZPA positioned Perth - Brisbane this morning as VA9928.

February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA302 Brisbane - Melbourne

VA319 Melbourne - Brisbane

VA646 Sydney - Canberra

VA651 Canberra - Sydney

VA812 Sydney - Melbourne

VA913 Sydney - Brisbane

VA928 Brisbane - Sydney

VA939 Sydney - Brisbane

VA954 Brisbane - Sydney

VA1175 Albury - Sydney

VA1713 Brisbane - Gladstone

VA1716 Gladstone - Brisbane

VA1728 Karratha - Perth.

10th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA871 Melbourne - Sydney

VA888 Sydney - Melbourne

VA897 Melbourne - Sydney.

8th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA361 Brisbane - Townsville

VA366 Townsville - Brisbane

VA1243 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1244 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA2904 Christmas Island - Perth.

8th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA1243 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1244 Rockhampton - Brisbane.

7th February 2013 - ZK-PBI Operates Port Vila Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBI operated an additional Brisbane - Port Vila rotation this morning as VA9801/VA9802.

7th February 2013 - VH-VUG Operates Boolgeda Charters.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUG operated two Perth - Boolgeda charter rotations today, the first early this morning as DJ9705/DJ9706 and the second this afternoon as DJ9707/DJ9708.

7th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA259 Melbourne - Canberra

VA262 Canberra - Melbourne

VA562 Perth - Sydney.

6th February 2013 - ZH-ZPQ Positions to Christchurch Maintenance.

Embraer 190 VH-ZPQ positioned Melbourne - Christchurch this evening as VA9936.

6th February 2013 - VH-YID Operates Boolgeda Charters.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YID operated two Perth - Boolgeda charter rotations today, the first early this morning as DJ9705/DJ9706 and the second this afternoon as DJ9707/DJ9708.

6th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA271 Melbourne - Canberra

VA361 Brisbane - Townsville

VA366 Townsville - Brisbane

VA803 Melbourne - Sydney

VA816 Sydney - Melbourne

VA1398 Brisbane - Adelaide

VA1405 Adelaide - Brisbane

VA1507 Melbourne - Maroochydore

VA1508 Maroochydore  - Melbourne.

5th February 2013 - VH-YID Operates Boolgeda Charters.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YID operated two Perth - Boolgeda charter rotations today, the first early this morning as DJ9705/DJ9706 and the second this afternoon as DJ9707/DJ9708.

5th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA308 Brisbane - Melbourne

VA323 Melbourne - Brisbane

VA331 Melbourne - Brisbane

VA336 Brisbane - Melbourne

VA1398 Brisbane - Adelaide.

4th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA535 Sydney - Coolangatta

VA540 Coolangatta - Sydney

VA677 Melbourne - Perth

VA858 Sydney - Melbourne

VA859 Melbourne - Sydney

VA874 Sydney - Melbourne

VS891 Melbourne - Sydney

VA960 Melbourne - Sydney

VA981 Sydney - Brisbane.

3rd February 2013 - VH-ZPL Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Embraer 190 VH-ZPL,which has been under maintenance at Christchurch since 28th January, positioned Christchurch - Melbourne as VA9939 in the early hours of this morning. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 6J/92Y.

3rd February 2013 - ACCC Approves Virgin Australia Skywest Takeover.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today approved the takeover of Perth based Skywest for A$98 Million. Skywest already operates on behalf of Virgin Australia on many routes. The deal still has to be approved by Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board, Skywest shareholders and the Singapore High Court. Skywest is incorporated in Singapore.

3rd February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA696 Perth - Melbourne

VA1233 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1234 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA1239 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1242 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA1247 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1253 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1567 Sydney - Rockhampton

VA1568 Rockhampton - Sydney.

2nd February 2013 - VH-VOT Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOT, which has been under maintenance at Christchurch since 12th January, positioned Christchurch - Melbourne late this evening as VA9937.

2nd February 2013 - VH-VPD Positions to Singapore Maintenance.

Boeing 777-3ZGER VH-VPD positioned Sydney - Singapore for maintenance this morning as VA9946.

2nd February 2013 - VH-YIG Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIG positioned Brisbane - Adelaide early this morning as VA9936.

2nd February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA509 Sydney - Coolangatta

VA642 Sydney - Canberra  

VA647 Canberra - Sydney

VA965 Sydney - Brisbane

VA986 Brisbane - Sydney

VA1174 Sydney - Albury

VA1175 Albury - Sydney

VA1230 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA1233 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1234 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA1235 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1238 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA1241 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1242 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA1243 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1244 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA1245 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1248 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA1249 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1252 Rockhampton - Brisbane.

1st February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA85 Christchurch - Brisbane

VA164 Melbourne - Auckland

VA165 Auckland - Melbourne

VA211 Melbourne - Adelaide

VA228 Adelaide - Melbourne

VA546 Coolangatta - Sydney

VA647 Canberra - Sydney

VA652 Sydney - Canberra

VA672 Sydney - Canberra

VA752 Coolangatta - Melbourne

VA1192 Port Macquarie - Sydney

VA1404 Brisbane - Adelaide.




























































































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20th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA187 Auckland - Brisbane

VA639 Canberra - Auckland

VA642 Sydney - Canberra

VA647 Canberra - Sydney

VA670 Sydney - Canberra

VA804 Sydney - Melbourne

VA814 Sydney - Melbourne

VA833 Melbourne - Sydney

VA917 Sydney - Brisbane

VA1247 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1250 Rockhampton - Brisbane.

19th February 2013 - VH-ZPA Positioning Flight.

Embraer 190 VH-ZPA, which has been out of service at Adelaide since late on 17th February, positioned Adelaide - Melbourne this evening as VA9936.

19th February 2013 - VH-VUR VA531 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUR operating VA531 Sydney - Coolangatta diverted to Brisbane today due to weather at Coolangatta. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane - Sydney as VA9934. VA536 Coolangatta - Sydney was cancelled.

19th February 2013 - VH-VON Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VON positioned Sydney - Brisbane this afternoon as VA9927.

19th February 2013 - VH-YVD VA749 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YVD operating VA749 Melbourne - Coolangatta diverted to Brisbane today due to weather at Coolangatta. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane - Sydney as VA9932. VA744 Coolangatta - Sydney was cancelled.

19th February 2013 - VH-VOS VA527 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFI operating VA527 Sydney - Coolangatta diverted to Brisbane today due to weather at Coolangatta. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane - Sydney as VA9930. VA532 Coolangatta - Sydney was cancelled.

19th February 2013 - VH-YFI VA741 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFI operating VA741 Melbourne - Coolangatta diverted to Brisbane today due to weather at Coolangatta. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane - Melbourne as VA9928. VA738 Coolangatta - Melbourne was cancelled.

19th February 2013 - VH-VBZ VA1507 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 737-7FE VH-VBZ operating VA1507 Melbourne - Maroochydore diverted to Brisbane today due to weather at Maroochydore. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane - Melbourne as VA9926. VA1508 Maroochydore - Melbourne was cancelled.

19th February 2013 - VH-VUC Operates Boolgeda Charters.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUC operated two Perth - Boolgeda charter rotations today; early this morning as VA9705/VA9706 and this afternoon as VA9707/VA9708.

19th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA78 Coolangatta - Auckland

VA526 Coolangatta - Sydney

VA532 Coolangatta - Sydney

VA535 Sydney - Coolangatta

VA536 Coolangatta - Sydney

VA540 Coolangatta - Sydney

VA635 Canberra - Sydney

VA738 Coolangatta - Melbourne

VA744 Coolangatta - Melbourne

VA913 Sydney - Brisbane

VA928 Brisbane - Sydney

VA951 Sydney - Brisbane

VA957 Sydney - Brisbane

VA960 Brisbane - Sydney

VA992 Brisbane - Sydney

VA1164 Coffs Harbour - Sydney

VA1165 Sydney - Coffs Harbour

VA1508 Maroochydore - Melbourne.

18th February 2013 - VH-VPF Positioning Flight.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPF positioned Los Angeles - Victorville this morning as VA9937 after arriving into Los Angeles as VA7 from Brisbane.

18th February 2013 - VH-ZPR Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Embraer 190 VH-ZPR, which has been under maintenance at Christchurch since 13th February, positioned Christchurch - Melbourne this afternoon as VA9939. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 6J/92Y.

18th February 2013 - VH-YFH VA1507 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFH operating VA1507 Melbourne - Maroochydore diverted to Brisbane this morning due to weather at Maroochydore. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane - Melbourne as VA9928. VA1508 Maroochydore - Melbourne was cancelled.

18th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA733 Melbourne - Coolangatta

VA734 Coolangatta - Melbourne

VA808 Sydney - Melbourne

VA850 Sydney - Melbourne

VA867 Melbourne - Sydney

VA869 Melbourne - Sydney

VA932 Brisbane - Sydney

VA943 Sydney - Brisbane

VA950 Brisbane - Sydney

VA960 Brisbane - Sydney

VA965 Sydney - Brisbane

VA981 Sydney - Brisbane

VA1385 Adelaide - Melbourne

VA1508 Maroochydore - Melbourne.

17th February 2013 - VH-VOZ Positions to Singapore Maintenance.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VOZ positioned Sydney - Singapore for maintenance today as VA9943.

16th February 2013 - VH-VPD Returns from Singapore Repaint.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPD, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since 2nd February, the aircraft has been repainted into Virgin Australia livery.

15th February 2013 - VH-VUC Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUC positioned Brisbane - Melbourne early this afternoon as VA9926.

15th February 2013 - VH-ZPA Positioning Flight.

Embraer 190 VH-ZPA positioned Brisbane - Perth late morning as VA9939.

15th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:


VA646 Sydney - Canberra

VA651 Canberra - Sydney

VA1507 Melbourne - Maroochydore

VA1508 Maroochydore - Melbourne.

14th February 2013 - VH-ZPA Positioning Flight.

Embraer 190 VH-ZPA positioned Perth - Brisbane this afternoon as VA9938.

14th February 2013 - ZK-PBL Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBL positioned Auckland - Wellington early this morning as VA9927.

13th February 2013 - VH-VUG Operates Boolgeda Charters.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUG operated two Perth - Boolgeda charter rotations today, the first early this morning as DJ9705/DJ9706 and the second this afternoon as DJ9707/DJ9708.

12th February 2013 - VH-VUG Returns from Karratha.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUG positioned Karratha - Perth this afternoon as VA9938.

12th February 2013 - VH-ZPJ Positioning Flight.

Embraer 190 VH-ZPJ positioned Brisbane - Perth this morning as VA9927.

12th February 2013 - VH-VUM Operates Boolgeda Charter.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUM operated a Perth - Boolgeda charter rotation early this morning as VA9705/VA9706.

12th February 2013 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA231 Melbourne - Adelaide

VA236 Adelaide - Melbourne

VA1247 Brisbane - Rockhampton

VA1250 Rockhampton - Brisbane

VA1724 Karratha - Perth

VA1837 Perth - Port Hedland.