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Virgin Australia News & Information June 2012.




30th June 2012 - VH-VUZ to Christchurch Maintenance.

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

30th June 2012 - VH-YFF Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFF positioned Canberra - Sydney this afternoon as DJ9069.

30th June 2012 - VH-XFE Enters Service.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFE entered service today operating DJ691 Melbourne - Perth.

29th June 2012 - VH-YFJ Delivered.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFJ departed Boeing Field on delivery today as DJ9082 routing Boeing Field - Lihue - Honolulu - Brisbane.

29th June 2012 - ZK-PBG Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBG positioned Auckland - Wellington this morning as DJ8068.

28th June 2012 - ZK-PBG Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBG positioned Brisbane - Auckland late this evening as DJ9268.

28th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following services did not operate today:

DJ68 Brisbane - Wellington

DJ635 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ809 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ850 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ871 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ887 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ892 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ973 Sydney - Brisbane..

27th June 2012 - VH-VBU DJ1507 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 737-76Q VH-VBU operating DJ1507 Melbourne - Maroochydore diverted to Brisbane this morning due to weather at Maroochydore. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane - Melbourne as DJ9066. DJ1508 Maroochydore - Melbourne was cancelled.

27th June 2012 - VH-VUI DJ481 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUI operating DJ481 Sydney - Maroochydore diverted to Brisbane due to weather at Maroochydore. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane - Sydney early this afternoon as DJ9081. DJ482 Maroochydore - Sydney was cancelled.

27th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following services did not operate today:

DJ110 Brisbane - Queenstown

DJ113 Queenstown - Brisbane

DJ482 Maroochydore - Sydney

DJ813 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ830 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ1508 Maroochydore - Melbourne

DJ1721 Perth - Karratha.

26th June 2012 - ZK-PBB Tasman Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBB operated Brisbane - Auckland late this evening as DJ9268.

26th June 2012 - VH-VUI Hamilton Island Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUI operated an extra Brisbane - Hamilton Island rotation as DJ9295/DJ9296 today following yesterday’s diversions and cancellations.

26th June 2012  - ZK-PBK DJ110 Dunedin Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK operating DJ110 Brisbane - Queenstown diverted to Dunedin today due to weather at Queenstown. The aircraft then positioned Dunedin - Brisbane as DJ8013. DJ113 Queenstown - Brisbane was cancelled.

26th June 2012 - ZK-PBI Tasman Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBI operated Auckland - Brisbane early this morning as DJ9200.

26th June 2012 - ZK-PBA Tasman Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBA operated Auckland - Brisbane early this morning as DJ9209.

26th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ113 Queenstown - Brisbane

DJ164 Melbourne - Auckland

DJ165 Auckland - Melbourne

DJ735 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ738 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ816 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ859 Melbourne - Sydney.

25th June 2012 - VH-VUY DJ1281 Mackay Diversion.

Boeing 737-8KG VH-VUY operating DJ1281 Sydney - Hamilton Island diverted to Mackay today due to weather at Hamilton Island. The aircraft then positioned Mackay - Sydney as DJ9060. DJ1282 Hamilton Island - Sydney was cancelled.

25th June 2012 - ZK-PBD Dunedin Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBD operated an extra Sydney - Dunedin rotation this afternoon as DJ9288/DJ9289.

25th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following services did not operate today:

DJ54 Sydney - Auckland

DJ189 Auckland - Brisbane

DJ1282 Hamilton Island - Sydney.

24th June 2012 - ZK-PBF Tasman Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBF operated an Auckland - Brisbane rotation overnight DJ9279/DJ9278.































































































































































































































10th June 2012 - VH-ZPL Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPL positioned Melbourne - Sydney early this afternoon as DJ9061.

10th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ54 Sydney - Auckland

DJ811 Melbourne - Sydney.

8th June 2012 - VH-VUZ Canberra Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUZ operated an extra Sydney - Canberra rotation this afternoon as DJ9252/DJ9251.

8th June 2012 - ZK-PBM Tasman Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBM operated an extra Christchurch - Brisbane service early this morning DJ9273.

8th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ319 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ326 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ2904 Christmas Island - Perth.

7th June 2012 - ZK-PBM Tasman Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBM operated an extra Brisbane - Christchurch service this evening as DJ9280.

7th June 2012 - VH-VOQ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOQ positioned Perth - Melbourne  this evening as DJ9070.

7th June 2012 - ZK-PBD Positioning Flight.

Having been snowed in at Christchurch since arriving as DJ62 from Melbourne in the early hours of yesterday Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBD positioned Christchurch - Auckland as DJ9200 today then re-entered service as DJ51 Auckland - Sydney.

7th June 2012 - Etihad Raises Stake.

Etihad today raised its stake in Virgin Australia to 4.99% and announced its intention to build a larger stake subject to the necessary regulatory approvals.

7th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ190 Port Morseby - Brisbane

DJ191 Brisbane - Port Moresby

DJ712 Gladstone - Brisbane.

6th June 2012 - VH-YFL Enters Service.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFL entered service this morning operating DJ912 Brisbane - Sydney.

6th June 2012 - Etihad Takes 4% Virgin Australia Stake.

Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi today announced that it had purchased a 4% stake in Virgin Australia for $35.6 Million.

6th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ54 Sydney - Auckland

DJ81 Christchurch - Brisbane

DJ698 Perth - Melbourne

DJ807 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ820 Sydney - Melbourne.

5th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ859 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ874 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ966 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane.

4th June 2012 - Melbourne Weather Diversions.

Boeing 737-8FE operating DJ814 Sydney - Melbourne diverted via Adelaide after a missed approach at Melbourne.

Boeing 737-8BK operating the following DJ820 Sydney - Melbourne also diverted via Adelaide after circling over Mount Buller.

4th June 2012 - VH-YIH First Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIH made its first flight today from Renton - Boeing Field as BOE835.

4th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ735 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ738 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ833 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ837 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ859 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ874 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ909 Sydney - Brisbane.

3rd June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ917 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ942 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ966 Brisbane - Sydney.

3rd June 2012 - VH-VPH Operates for Etihad.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPH operated the Etihad EY418/EY411 Abu Dhabi - Kuala Lumpur rotation today.

1st June 2012 - VH-VBK Leaves Australia.

Boeing 737-7Q8 VH-VBK began its flight to depart Australia today initially routing Brisbane - Darwin as DJ9083. It will continue Darwin - Shanghai tomorrow under the same flight number.

1st June 2012 - VH-XFA Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFA positioned Melbourne - Sydney early this morning as DJ9063.


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24th June 2012 - ZK-PBJ DJ110 Christchurch Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBG operating DJ110 Brisbane - Queenstown diverted to Christchurch this morning due to weather at Queenstown. The return DJ113 was cancelled and the aircraft positioned Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9081.

24th June 2012 - VH-ZPB Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPB positioned Canberra - Brisbane this morning as DJ9061.

24th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ78 Coolangatta - Auckland

DJ79 Auckland - Coolangatta

DJ113 Queenstown - Brisbane

DJ164 Melbourne - Auckland

DJ165 Auckland - Melbourne

DJ807 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1641 Townsville - Cairns

DJ1644 Cairns - Townsville.

23rd June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

DJ888 Sydney - Melbourne did not operate today.

22nd June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The DJ725/DJ728 Melbourne - Coolangatta rotation did not operate today.

21st June 2012 - VH-ZPC Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPC positioned Cairns - Brisbane as DJ9062 this evening following the cancellation of DJ770.

21st June 2012 - VH-VUE Returns from Brisbane Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUE positioned Christchurch - Melbourne as DJ9071 today following maintenance.

21st June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

DJ770 Cairns - Brisbane and DJ1238 Rockhampton - Brisbane did not operate today.

21st June 2012 - ZK-PBD Port Vila Extra.

Following the diversion of Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK to Nadi and its subsequent return to Brisbane whilst operating DJ181 Brisbane - Port Vila yesterday, an extra Brisbane - Port Vila rotation was operated today by sister ZK-PBD using callsigns DJ9181/DJ9180.

20th June 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ180 Port Vila - Brisbane was cancelled today. It appears that Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK operating the outbound DJ181 diverted to Nadi and then returned to Brisbane still using DJ181 as its callsign.

20th June 2012 - ZK-PBB DJ88 Christchurch Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBB operating DJ88 Sydney - Queenstown diverted to Christchurch today due to weather at Queenstown. The return DJ89 Queenstown - Sydney was cancelled and the aircraft positioned Christchurch - Sydney as DJ9060.

18th June 2012 - VH-XFE Delivered.

Airbus A330-200 departed Toulouse on delivery as DJ9082 today routing direct Toulouse - Melbourne. The aircraft took a circuitous route around South Australia in an attempt to take the record for the longest ever Airbus A330-200 flight. The total flight was 17,879 kms covered in 20 hours 50 minutes.

18th June 2012 - VH-YIH Delivered.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIH departed Boeing Field on delivery as DJ9080 today routing Boeing Field - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane.

18th June 2012 - VH-YFK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFK positioned Adelaide - Sydney this afternoon as DJ9061 following the cancellation of the 0600 DJ401 Adelaide - Sydney.

17th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ863 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1846 Port Hedland - Perth

DJ1877 Perth - Newman.

16th June 2012 - VH-VUA to Christchurch Maintenance.

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

16th June 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ515 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ520 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ539 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ546 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ811 Melbourne - Sydney.

15th June 2012 - VH-YFJ First Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFJ made its first flight from Renton - Boeing Field today as BOE812.

12th June 2012 - VH-ZPN Operates Brisbane - Gladstone.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPN operated the DJ1711/DJ1712 Brisbane - Gladstone rotation this morning. This is the first use of an E-jet on this route.

11th June 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ51 Auckland - Sydney did not operate today.

10th June 2012 - VH-VPF Operates for Etihad.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPF operated the Etihad EY418/EY411 Abu Dhabi - Kuala Lumpur rotation today.