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Virgin Australia News and Information September 2012.


30th September 2012 - VH-ZPA Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPA positioned Melbourne - Sydney late this morning as DJ9867.

30th September 2012 - VH-VOS Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOS positioned Christchurch - Melbourne in the early hours of this morning using VHVOS as its callsign.

29th September 2012 - VH-VOQ to Christchurch Maintenance.

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

29th September 2012 - VH-XFD AFL Grand Final Flyover.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFD operated a one hour Melbourne - Melbourne flight as DJ9860 in order to overfly the AFL Grand Final.

29th September 2012 - VH-VUT Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUT positioned Coolangatta - Melbourne this morning as DJ9816.

29th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ813 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ823 Melbourne - Sydney.

28th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ754 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ862 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ888 Sydney - Melbourne.

27th September 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ845 Melbourne - Sydney did not operate today.

26th September 2012 - VH-ZPH Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPH positioned Melbourne - Sydney this evening as DJ9937.

26th September 2012 - ZK-PBM DJ88 Dunedin Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBM operating DJ88 Sydney - Queenstown diverted to Dunedin this morning. The aircraft later positioned Dunedin - Sydney as DJ9927. DJ89 Queenstown - Sydney was cancelled.

26th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ89 Queenstown - Sydney

DJ271 Melbourne - Canberra

DJ274 Canberra - Melbourne

DJ869 Melbourne - Sydney.

26th September 2012 - VH-YIO Nadi Extra.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIO operated an additional Brisbane - Nadi sector this afternoon as DJ9858 then positioned Nadi - Brisbane as DJ9921.

25th September 2012 - VH-YFK Canberra Technical Issue.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFK encountered a technical issue this morning having overnighted at Canberra which caused the cancellation of DJ252 Canberra - Melbourne. The aircraft was able to position Canberra - Melbourne this evening as DJ9926.

25th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ271 Melbourne - Canberra

DJ274 Canberra - Melbourne

DJ252 Canberra - Melbourne

DJ815 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ830 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ845 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ986 Bribane - Sydney.

24th September 2012 - ZK-PBJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBJ positioned Brisbane - Auckland this evening as DJ9816.

24th September 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ1242 Rockhampton - Brisbane did not operate today.

23rd September 2012 - ZK-PBB Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBB, which has been under maintenance at Christchurch since 1st September, positioned Christchurch - Auckland as DJ9927 this afternoon then re-entered service as DJ189 Auckland - Brisbane.

23rd September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ78 Coolangatta - Auckland

DJ79 Auckland - Coolangatta.

22nd September 2012 - VH-XFB Returns from Subang Maintenance.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFB, which has been under maintenance at Subang since 10th August, positioned Subang - Melbourne this morning as DJ9882.

22nd September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following services did not operate today:

DJ1485 Perth - Broome

DJ1486 Broome - Perth.

21st September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following services did not operate today:

DJ1713 Brisbane - Gladstone

DJ1716 Gladstone - Brisbane.


20th September 2012 - VH-YID Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YID, which has been under maintenance at Christchurch since 8th September, positioned Christchurch - Brisbane this afternoon as DJ9937.

20th September 2012 - VH-YIR Delivered.

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

20th September 2012 - VH-ZPI Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPI positioned Ayers Rock - Sydney as DJ9950 this afternoon following the cancellation of DJ1630.

20th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ1710 Gladstone - Brisbane

DJ1709 Brisbane - Gladstone.

19th September 2012 - VH-YIS First Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIS made its first flight today from Renton - Boeing Field as BOE838.

19th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ938 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ943 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ966 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1230 Rockhampton - Brisbane.






















































































































































































































































































































8th September 2012 - VH-YID to Christchurch Maintenance.

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

8th September 2012 - VH-VUF Returns from Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUF, which has been under maintenance at Christchurch since 18th August, positioned Christchurch - Melbourne this afternoon using VHVUF as its callsign.

8th September 2012 - ZK-PBI DJ110 Dunedin Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBI operating DJ110 Brisbane - Queenstown diverted to Dunedin this morning. The aircraft later positioned Dunedin - Brisbane still using DJ110 as its callsign. DJ113 Queenstown - Brisbane was cancelled.

8th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ113 Queenstown - Brisbane

DJ187 Auckland - Brisbane

DJ909 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ950 Brisbane - Sydney.

7th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ175 Brisbane - Nadi

DJ176 Nadi - Brisbane

DJ188 Brisbane - Auckland

DJ871 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ966 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ977 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ998 Brisbane - Sydney.

6th September 2012 - VH-VUG Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUG positioned Darwin - Melbourne as DJ9926 this evening following the cancellation of DJ1464.

6th September 2012 - Withdrawn B737-700 VH-VBL Leaves Australia.

Withdrawn Boeing 737-7Q8 VH-VBL began its positioned for end of lease maintenance today initially flying Brisbane - Darwin as DJ9883.

6th September 2012 - VH-ZPL Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPL positioned Cairns - Sydney this morning as DJ9926 following the cancellation of DJ1408.

6th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ82 Brisbane - Christchurch

DJ83 Christchurch - Brisbane

DJ352 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ1408 Cairns - Sydney

DJ1464 Darwin - Melbourne.

5th September 2012 - ZK-PBK Australian Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK positioned Brisbane - Melbourne this morning as DJ9928 prior to operating DJ195 Melbourne - Nadi.

5th September 2012 - VH-ZPO Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPO positioned Perth - Melbourne early this morning as DJ9938.

5th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ336 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ351 Melbourne - Brisbane.

4th September 2012 - VH-VOL Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOL positioned Townsville - Brisbane this evening following a technical issue earlier in the day which caused the cancellation of DJ336.

4th September 2012 - ZK-PBK Australian Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK positioned Melbourne - Brisbane this morning as DJ9927 in order to operate DJ82 Brisbane - Christchurch.

4th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ336 Townsville - Brisbane

DJ938 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ943 Sydney - Brisbane.

3rd September 2012 - VH-VBL Withdrawn.

Boeing 737-7Q8 VH-VBL was withdrawn from Virgin Australia service today after operating DJ382 Townsville - Brisbane. This brings the Boeing 737-700 fleet down to four aircraft.

3rd September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ75 Dunedin - Brisbane

DJ661 Canberra - Sydney.

2nd September 2012 - VH-VUS Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUS positioned Sydney - Melbourne this evening as DJ9936.

2nd September 2012 - VH-VUJ A330 Replacement.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUJ operated DJ559 Sydney - Perth and DJ694 Perth - Melbourne today in place of the usual A330-200.

2nd September 2012 - VH-VUN A330 Replacement.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUN operated DJ553/DJ560 Sydney - Perth rotation today in place of the usual A330-200.This appears to be due to a technical issue with VH-XFD.

2nd September 2012 - ZK-PBJ DJ181 Nadi Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBJ operating DJ181 Brisbane - Port Vila diverted to Nadi today. The aircraft then positioned Nadi - Brisbane still using DJ181 as its callsign. DJ180 Port Vila - Brisbane was cancelled.

2nd September 2012 - ZK-PBG DJ110 Dunedin Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBG operating DJ110 Brisbane - Queenstown diverted to Dunedin this morning. The aircraft subsequently positioned Dunedin - Brisbane as DJ9927. DJ113 Queenstown - Brisbane was therefore cancelled.

2nd September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ113 Queenstown - Brisbane

DJ180 Port Vila - Brisbane

DJ526 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ531 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ871 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ917 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1294 Cairns - Melbourne

DJ1413 Sydney - Cairns

DJ1846 Port Hedland - Perth.

1st September 2012 - VH-XFA Positioning Flight.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFA positioned Sydney - Melbourne as DJ9936 this evening.

1st September 2012 - ZK-PBG DJ110 Christchurch Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBG operating DJ110 Brisbane - Queenstown diverted via Christchurch this morning.

1st September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ180 Port Vila - Brisbane

DJ725 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ730 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ924 Brisbane - Sydney.






























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18th September 2012 - VH-BZG Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-BZG positioned Sydney - Hamilton Island this morning as DJ9935 returning to Sydney as DJ1280.

18th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ817 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ824 Sydney - Melbourne.

17th September 2012 - VH-BZG Hobart Extra.

Following the earlier cancellation of the DJ1321/DJ1216 rotation Boeing 737-8FE VH-BZG operated an additional Melbourne - Hobart rotation this afternoon as DJ9950/DJ9951.

17th September 2012 - VH-VOU Hamilton Island Issue.

Boeing 737-8Q8 VH-VOU operated DJ1281 Sydney - Hamilton Island this morning however the return DJ1282 was cancelled with the aircraft later positioning Hamilton Island - Sydney as DJ9938.

17th September 2012 - VH-YIJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIJ positioned Sydney - Melbourne this afternoon as DJ9936 before operating DJ741 Melbourne - Coolangatta.

17th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ231 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ234 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ804 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ875 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ947 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ966 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1281 Hamilton Island - Sydney

DJ1316 Melbourne - Hobart

DJ1321 Hobart - Melbourne

DJ1405 Adelaide - Brisbane.

16th September 2012 - VH-ZPF Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPF positioned Melbourne - Sydney this morning as DJ9935 following the cancellation of DJ807.

16th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ807 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ837 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ842 Sydney - Melbourne.

15th September 2012 - ZK-PBJ DJ110 Diversion and Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBJ operating DJ110 Brisbane - Queenstown diverted to Christchurch this morning due to weather at Queenstown. The aircraft subsequently positioned Christchurch - Brisbane as DJ9113. DJ113 Queenstown - Brisbane was cancelled.

15th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ113 Queenstown - Brisbane

DJ549 Sydney - Perth

DJ556 Perth - Sydney

DJ1594 Newcastle - Melbourne.

14th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ627 Canberra - Sydney

DJ887 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1709 Brisbane - Gladstone

DJ1710 Gladstone - Brisbane.

13th September 2012 - VH-YIT First Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIT made its first flight from Renton - Boeing Field today as BOE845.

13th September 2012 - VH-YIQ Enters Service.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIQ entered service this morning operating DJ304 Brisbane - Melbourne.

13th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following services did not operate today:

DJ913 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1724 Karratha - Perth

DJ1875 Perth - Newman.

12th September 2012 - ZK-ZPI Mackay Technical Issue.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPI operated DJ1473 Sydney - Mackay this afternoon but was unable to operate the return DJ1474 owing to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Mackay - Brisbane very late this evening as DJ9936.

12th September 2012 - ZK-PBM Returns from Queenstown.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBM, which has been at Queenstown since 10th September, positioned Queenstown - Melbourne this morning as DJ9817 then re-entered service as DJ164 Melbourne - Auckland.

12th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ336 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ931 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ943 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1474 Mackay - Sydney.

11th September 2012 - VH-FVP Arrives in Australia.

SkyWest Airlines ATR72-600 VH-FVP, to be used on Virgin Australia services, was arrived in Perth on delivery today.

11th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ211 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ228 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ319 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ526 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ531 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ833 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ850 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ871 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ931 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ1447 Adelaide - Coolangatta

DJ1448 Coolangatta - Adelaide.

11th September 2012 - ZK-PBK Australian Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK positioned Melbourne - Sydney this morning as DJ9927.

10th September 2012 - ZK-PBM Queenstown Issue.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBM operated DJ88 Sydney - Queenstown this morning however the return DJ89 was cancelled. It is unclear whether this was due to a technical issue or weather at Queenstown.


10th September 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ89 Queenstown - Sydney

DJ833 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ838 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ966 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ981 Sydney - Brisbane.

9th September 2012 - ZK-PBJ Brisbane Test Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBJ, which has been out of service at Brisbane since 8th September, undertook a Brisbane - Brisbane test flight this morning as DJ9906 then re-entered service as DJ82 Brisbane - Christchurch.