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Virgin Australia News & Information January 2012.

31st January 2012 - VH-VOT Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

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

31st January 2012 - ZK-PBK Australian Positioning Flight.

Pacific Blue Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK positioned Sydney - Brisbane this afternoon as DJ9281.

31st January 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA12 Los Angeles - Melbourne

DJ527 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ532 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ1519 Sydney - Townsville

DJ1520 Townsville - Syndey

DJ4197 Brisbane - Denpasar.

30th January 2012 - VH-YIG First Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIG made its first flight from Renton - Boeing Field today.

30th January 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ782 Cairns - Brisbane

DJ862 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ883 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ960 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ1293 Melbourne - Cairns

DJ1829 Coolangatta - Townsville

DJ1834 Townsville - Coolangatta.

29th January 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ337 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ344 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ732 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ733 Melbourne - Coolangatta.

29th January 2012 - VH-VUU Positioned to Melbourne.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUU positioned Sydney - Melbourne this evening as DJ9062.

28th January 2012 - 737-800 Christchurch Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUV positioned Christchurch - Melbourne today using callsign VHVUV with sister VH-VUG moving in the other direction using VHVUG as its callsign.

28th January 2012 - DJ428 Birdstrike.

An unidentified Boeing 737-700 operating DJ428 Sydney - Adelaide encountered a birdstrike shortly after take off and returned to Sydney shortly afterwards. The aircraft was cleared to continue with the flight after around an hour on the ground.

27th January 2012 - 737-800 Christchurch Maintenance Swap.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUU positioned Christchurch - Melbourne today as DJ9073 with sister VH-VOT moving in the other direction using VHVOT as its callsign.

27th January 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ190 Port Moresby - Brisbane

DJ191 Brisbane - Port Moresby

DJ512 Coolangatta - Sydney.

26th January 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ189 Auckland - Brisbane

DJ482 Maroochydore - Sydney

DJ905 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ950 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ982 Coolangatta - Perth

DJ989 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ993 Sydney - Brisbane.

25th January 2012 - VH-YIF On Delivery.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIF departed Paine Field today on delivery to Virgin Australia routing Paine Field - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane as DJ9080.

















































































































18th January 2012 - New Build A330 Launch Date Announced.

With two new build A330-200s due to be delivered this year 14 May has been announced as the date for expanded A330-200 operations. A330-200s will operate on the Melbourne - Perth route as well as taking over a peak weekday Melbourne - Sydney rotation.

New A330-200 flights will be:

DJ680 Perth 0830 -Melbourne 1345

DJ685 Melbourne 1300 - Perth 1515

DJ694 Perth 1730 - Melbourne 2245

DJ691 Melbourne 1730 - Perth 1945

DJ813 Melbourne 0715 - Sydney 0840

DJ830 Sydney 1000 - Mebourne 1135


The new aircraft will have 2-2-2 seating in Business Class however no plans have been announced to refit VH-XFA and VH-XFB to this configuration.

17th January 2012 - Non Ops.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ512 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ876 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ895 Melbourne - Sydney.

15th January 2012 - VH-FVH Launches Brisbane - Emerald Route.

SkyWest ATR72 VH-FVH operated the inaugural Virgin Australia Brisbane - Emerald flight today.

15th January 2012 - Non Ops.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ318 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ511 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ516 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ616 Brisbane - Mackay

DJ891 Melbourne - Sydney.

15th January 2012 - VH-YID Melbourne Delay.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YID arrived into Melbourne on time this morning as DJ4152 from Denpasar but the return DJ4153 was delayed by eleven hours. The flight was operated as scheduled by VH-YID.

14th January 2012 - VH-ZHF Withdrawn.

Embraer E170 VH-ZHF was withdrawn from service today after operating DJ882 Sydney - Melbourne. This marks the end of Virgin Australia E170 operations.

12th January 2012 - VH-YIF First Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIF made its first flight from Renton to Boeing Field today as BOE833.

12th January 2012 - Cyclone Heidi Cancellations.

The DJ1837/DJ1840 Perth - Port Hedland rotation was cancelled today due to Cyclone Heidi.

11th January 2012 - VH-ZPR Double Sydney Go Around.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPR operating DJ1628 Ayers Rock - Sydney went around twice today, firstly due to high winds and then due to reports of debris being blown onto the runway.

11th January 2012 - Cyclone Heidi Cancellations.

The DJ1839/DJ1842 and DJ1843/DJ1846 Perth - Port Hedland rotations were cancelled today due to Cyclone Heidi.

8th January 2012 - VH-VBY Positions for Repaint.

Blue Boeing 737-7FE VH-VBY positioned Brisbane - Townsville late tonight as DJ9071 where it is expected to be repainted into Virgin Australia livery.

8th January 2012 - VH-VUJ Sydney Storm Separation Issue.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUJ operating DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane and climbing to 33,000 feet was approved to deviate around weather around 190 miles north of Sydney. Meanwhile QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VZS operating QF555 Brisbane - Sydney at 33,000ft around 190 miles north of Sydney was approved to deviate around weather. There was a potential conflict between the two aircraft with is under investigation by the ATSB.

6th January 2012 - Brisbane Tasman Extras.

Two additional New Zealand - Brisbane services operated as follows this morning:

DJ8079/DJ8078 Auckland - Brisbane operated by Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBA.

DJ8067 Wellington - Brisbane operated by Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBI.

5th January 2012 - VH-YIE Enters Service.

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

5th January 2012 - ZK-PBB Tasman Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBB operated an extra Wellington - Brisbane rotation today as DJ8069/DJ8082.


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25th January 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ54 Sydney - Auckland

DJ506 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ512 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ516 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ520 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ523 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ526 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ527 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ531 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ532 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ536 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ661 Canberra - Sydney

DJ724 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ726 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ732 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ736 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ744 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ749 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ811 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ824 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ875 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ986 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ1448 Coolangatta - Adelaide.

25th January 2012 - VH-YFC DJ912 Turbulence Incident.

Boeing 737-8FE operating DJ912 Brisbane - Sydney encountered severe turbulence at around 9,000 feet whilst on approach to Sydney causing injury to three flight attendants. The aircraft was able to resume service shortly afterwards operating DJ834 Sydney - Melbourne.

25th January 2012 - VH-ZHF Leaves Australia.

Withdrawn Embraer E170 VH-ZHF departed Australia today initially routing Melbourne - Brisbane - Honiara - Amata Kabua as DJ9082.

24th January 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ738 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ741 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ925 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ938 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ992 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ1369 Launceston - Melbourne

DJ1142 Ballina - Sydney.

24th January 2012 - VH-VBY Returns in New Livery.

Boeing 737-7FE VH-VBY returned to service today following repaint at Townsville into Virgin Australia livery.

21st January 2012 - ZK-PBG to Christchurch Maintenance.

Pacific Blue Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBG positioned Melbourne - Christchurch as DJ9070 early this morning.

21th January 2012 - Non Ops.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ184 Nadi - Melbourne

DJ185 Melbourne - Nadi

DJ527 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ532 Coolangatta - Sydney.

20th January 2012 - Non Ops.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ679 Melbourne - Perth

DJ688 Perth - Melbourne

DJ725 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ726 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ1322 Melbourne - Hobart

DJ1325 Hobart - Melbourne.

18th January 2012 - VH-VUU to Christchurch Maintenance.

Having operated DJ1281 Sydney - Hamilton Island Boeing 737-8FE today positioned Hamilton Island - Brisbane as DJ9282 then further positioned Brisbane - Christchurch using VHVUU as its callsign.

18th January 2012 - Non Ops.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ509 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ512 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ523 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ526 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ845 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ854 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ869 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ882 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ977 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ992 Brisbane - Sydney.